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UKIP conference: Party calls for fracking wealth fund

Posted on 23 September 2013

Profits from shale gas extraction should be put in a state investment fund to ensure they are not squandered, the UK Independence Party has said. Roger Helmer, the party’s energy spokesman, hit out at opponents of so-called “fracking”, dismissing protesters as “eco freaks”.
He told his party conference the UK should focus on “grown-up” sources of energy, such as gas, coal and nuclear. And he dismissed wind power and other renewables as “playground technology”. Mr Helmer, a former Conservative politician who joined UKIP last year, was speaking on the first day of the party’s annual gathering in London…………………………………..Full Article: Source


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