Boris Johnson says he’s ‘dubious’ about fracking in UK

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Boris Johnson appeared to take aim at supporters of fracking as he highlighted the importance of offshore wind. The outgoing prime minister said: “Because of the activism of the government we’re now racing towards our target - we will hit it - of 50 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030. "Fifty gigawatts is a huge amount, that’s roughly half the electricity consumption of this country, from offshore wind. “I tell everybody who thinks hydrocarbons are the only answer, we should get fracking and all that, offshore wind is now the cheapest form of electricity in this country. "Offshore wind is nine times cheaper than gas.” Watch more from Independent TV: https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/editors-picks Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheIndependentOnline Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Independent Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.independent Subscribe to Independent Premium for exclusive content and live events: https://bit.ly/2MiOONB

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