Letters to the Editor - 01/10 - Climate change, Fracking in Britain, Best of Twitter

Climate change

[Re: Global warming alarmism is no longer scientifically or politically sustainable, yesterday]

Excellent article. We should repeal the Climate Change Act, get rid of the EU’s renewable energy targets and subsidies, and introduce sensible energy policies, run by a sensible energy minister and Department for Energy.

Phillip Bratby

There’s nothing wrong with renewables. If they could compete without extortionate subsidies, there would be no objection – provided they don’t blight the countryside.

Name withheld

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Fracking in Britain

[Re: The US is busy reinventing its future – the rest of the world isn’t so lucky, yesterday]

The economic and geopolitical arguments for shale should be sufficient for the UK to begin fracking. Thankfully, unlike the defunct museum that is Europe, here the anti-fracking lobby is not calling the shots. Let’s look forward to a future not reliant on capricious regimes like Putin’s Russia.

Dave MacLaren

Making progress on shale is one of the few achievements this government can hold to its name. A new Aberdeen could rise in Lancashire.

Tom Cleland

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BEST OF TWITTER

On housing: we need to address supply side issue, build more homes, and focus less on demand.
@DrGerardLyons

US seems more politically dysfunctional than the next three largest economies: China, Japan and Germany.
@ianbremmer

The new IPCC report isn’t about panic or catastrophe. It should make the climate debate more constructive.
@BjornLomborg

The right way to tackle unemployment is to enable businesses to create sustainable jobs.
@RobertWinfield2