‘Fracking brings ill wind of change’

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The massive quantities of shale gas produced through fracking in the US and efforts to export this gas world-wide pose a threat to the renewable wind energy industry.

This warning came on Wednesday from Steve Sawyer, secretary-general of the Global Wind Energy Council, in his welcoming address to Windaba 2013 – the third wind energy industry conference and exhibition presented jointly by the council and the SA Wind Energy Association that is taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre this week.