In light of Britain’s struggling economy, it is becoming increasingly evident that the passion for green control and command policies is coming to its predictable end. Saving jobs and the economy is now the uppermost priority for Britain and most other European countries.
David Cameron has promised to end his government’s “dithering” and “paralysis”. As part of this, yesterday’s reshuffle was intended to kick-start new initiatives for reviving Britain’s flagging economy.
One of the key political battle grounds in coming months will be the growing divergence between an outdated green agenda and a new push for environmental deregulation and economic growth.
George Osborne has signalled that the UK should no longer place too much emphasis on renewable energy and is openly advocating a dash for gas. The government is widely expected to give the green light for the extraction of shale gas. The only question is how much longer we will have to wait.
Britain is sitting on a gold mine of shale reserves, but politicians have continuously impeded their extraction. The shale boom is spreading across the world, where the exploitation of huge deposits is speeding up. Even Russian companies are joining the revolution in a bid to secure the country’s export market.