UK PM David Cameron said recently that he 'Did not expect there to be any more wind farms in the British countryside'. Of course not David, just lots of lovely derricks and methane flares and trucks galore - at all hours. Read here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23770629 how fracking is not to be included in an audit of the impact on the environment of power-generating infrastructure. 1,200 for the Sussex Downs if industry estimates of likely reserves are to be believed. Realisable reserves of course are an entirely different matter.
Cameron's fervour reminds us of Blair getting right behind GM crop generation at one point. Nemesis? Unlikely that fracking is now going to actually add to the number of safe seats that he can count on.