As the Tories plunge ahead with far more expensive, disruptive and unpopular fracking, onshore wind energy is the cheapest of all renewables, and Britain one of the most wind-rich spots on earth.
So, fracking is not in fact an electricity producing technology. It’s a method of gaining access to a fossil fuel. Presumably, fracking would reduce the cost of that fossil fuel and thus of electricity produced from natural gas (as it has in the US) but it’s still not really directly comparable, is it?
Even better though. Here’s the report that Polly herself points to on the costs of renewables. That report stating that dams, hydropower, are considerably cheaper than onshore wind.
Facts, has she heard of the idea?