UK government's climate advisors say gas dash blocks renewables.

Guardian: The Committee on Climate Change “sounded caution on the prospects for widespread development of shale in the UK. It said that relying heavily on gas would scupper the UK’s chances of meeting emissions targets in the longer term, and prevent needed investments in low-carbon technologies.” “David Kennedy, chief executive of the committee, the statutory body set up to advise ministers on meeting the UK’s climate targets, warned that the prospect of a “dash for gas” for the UK’s future energy supply was destroying the confidence of investors in renewable energy. “It is economically sensible to invest in low-carbon technologies. The government has committed to low-carbon support mechanisms to 2020, but they have said after that we might have a dash for gas – and this is destroying the confidence of investors, particularly in the renewables sector”.”