Buried at 6.50 AM on Christmas week, in a two minute report. Reporting on shale, but accentuating the negative. We'll be sure to see some of this on TV later.
But of course, Roger Harrabin, doesn't have any fiduciary interest in drawing any analogies from the US success to the UK.
"How long till the lights go out?", The Economist, August 6th 2009.
The UK faces a range of urgent and critical energy challenges.
The new UK Government will be expected to deliver policy initiatives to ensure that progress is made towards tackling climate change, dwindling North Sea oil reserves and concerns over energy security whilst keeping the country on track to achieve its stated target of reducing carbon emissions by 34% by 2020.
Speakers included: Chris Huhne Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
Sam Laidlaw Chief Executive Centrica
Alistair Buchanan Group Chief Executive Ofgem
Don Leiper Managing Director, Retail E.ON UK
James Smith Chairman Shell UK
Sir David King Director, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment
University of Oxford
Roger Harrabin Environment Analyst BBC
World Energy Council
Author and journalist
I was there too and apart from Shell, everyone at this event sold shortage, shortage, shortage. It pays very well too.