Cameron ‘wrong to raise hopes on fracking’, says energy expert

David Cameron was wrong to raise the public’s hopes that fracking could lead to a significant fall in energy bills, one of the UK’s leading experts in the field has warned.

Professor Jim Watson, research director at the UK Energy Research Centre and professor of energy policy at the University of Sussex, said: “Don’t expect the kind of prices the US has got any time soon.”

He said he was “tired of advocates saying it’s going to transform our economy tomorrow”, based on “inappropriately used” comparisons with fracking in the US.

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