Davos mulls whether fracking is the next big idea.

Heather Stewart sums up the World Economic Forum: “Governments are increasingly pinning their hopes on the fuel (shale gas) as a low-cost energy source, releasing them from dependence on the volatile Middle East.” “Viktor Yanukovych, the president of Ukraine, took the opportunity of his sojourn in Davos to sign a multibillion-dollar deal to throw open his country’s reserves to Royal Dutch Shell.”