09 Nov '11, 3pm

Huhne: "Wind turbines are certainly here to stay": By Jessica Shankleman Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has rushed...

Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has rushed to the defence of the wind energy sector, following a series of media reports arguing that the government's green energy policies are responsible for energy bill price hikes. Writing in The Daily Telegraph today, Huhne hit out at the growing number of voices calling for the UK to abandon investment in renewable energy in favour of developing domestic shale gas. Huhne said that shale gas is unlikely to become a game changing technology anytime soon, and criticised those touting it as a more "realistic" technology than wind turbines. "A golden age of cheap energy looks increasingly unlikely, and wind turbines are certainly here to stay," he said. "Shale gas has not yet lit a single room in the UK, nor roasted a single Sunday lunch. Yet those who clamour loudest for 'realistic' energy policies would have us hitch our wagon to shale alon...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2123863/huhne-wind-t...

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