Fracking and Renewabes

Do we even need fracking when we've got renewables like wind and solar?

A:

The short answer is yes, because renewables like wind and solar are intermittent (the wind doesn't always blow, the sun doesn't always shine) and only produce electricity. Gas, on the other hand, is constantly available and can be used not only to generate electricity but also to produce heat - which is important to our manufacturing industry but also to the four-fifths of homes that have gas-fired central heating. Shale gas and renewables can actually compliment each other, and we support both.