Whilst fracking is on the up, up north:
Fracking in the UK: Opposed nationwide, overruled in Westminster | New Economics Foundation
... there are of course alternatives:
Futures Forum: Solar, wind, fracking: "We seem simultaneously to be mismanaging the exploitation of three key decentralised energy sources."
Wind power is often dismissed as 'ugly':
Futures Forum: "In praise of wind turbines": man-made landscapes
But it is actually proving more popular:
Futures Forum: Blown away: "Let's put the wind back in the sails of onshore wind"
And an alternative to the turbine is the kite:
Kite Power on the BBC1 "The One Show" - YouTube
The main player in the UK is KPS:
Kite Power Systems Wind Energy
Kite Power Solutions Ltd - YouTube