Having frightened the pants off you with the possibility that we are running out of resources, energy in particular, it’s only right to redress the balance with a bit of hope. There’s been a few pieces in the press recently about the possibility that shale gas might provide the US and Europe with a significant new source of hydrocarbons. There does appear to be some controversy about the environmental impact. However, it might save our green and pleasant land from being covered in wind turbines. Let’s hope Mr. Huhne refocuses his mind on Britain’s impending energy crisis rather than the LibDem’s failures in the polls.