I am all in favour of the government looking into alternative energy resources, but at the moment it seems as if they are looking for the quick solution, the quick fix. That's not what the energy crisis needs. We don't need to put something in place that will fix problems now only to create bigger ones in future.
The Government seems to have a blind spot for the potential of the North East. This has come at the whole country's expense; the Tories, with their eye on the 2015 general election, appear to be prioritising spending in regions with large numbers of marginal seats, whilst slashing budgets in the North East and elsewhere.
It'd be great to see some of that investment pot going into innovative ways of generating sustainable energy from waste - anything that utilises waste gets my vote!
The cost of heating and powering our homes has risen drastically in the last few years. Since 2008, domestic heating oil has doubled in price. Only slightly less dramatic, gas and electricity prices have taken since around 2003 to achieve the same notable feat. It is no surprise that fuel poverty is on the increase, up from one-in-five, to one-in-four households in the UK.