Saturday, March 23, 2013

Green campaigners dismayed by Budget

The chancellor’s promise to deliver tax breaks for shale gas and the oil industry has angered environmentalists.

George Osborne promised a package of measures to promote early investment in shale gas.

He hopes for a shale gas boom - but environmentalists point out that shale gas is unlikely to bring down energy bills in the UK.

They warn reliance on gas for future energy will make it impossible for the UK to hit targets on climate change.

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