|Shale gas alone is not the answer – but neither is renewable energy26-09-2013 04:25|
|A test drilling site for shale gas near Banks on the outskirts of Southport, Lancashire. Photograph: Ashley Cooper Corbis|
The UK's priority should be to develop a low-carbon energy mix, while encouraging growth from those industries.
In May this year, academics from Washington State University published research confirming a long-held suspicion: being loud and confident is a more effective way to win an argument than being right. The researchers assiduously mined their data from more than 1bn Tweets, but a quick look at the increasingly polarised debate about shale gas in the UK might have saved them some time.
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