The potential ways that our nation could secure the energy we need to power our country in the coming decades seem to polarise opinions more than most other burning issues of the day.
Take wind farms. There are many who think that harnessing the power of the wind, either on or off shore, is one of the most important ways that we will continue to meet the ever-growing demand for electricity.
There are others who see wind farms as blots on the landscape that fail to deliver the power they promise.
What is not in doubt is that we have to come up with solutions to our energy problems.
Fracking is a word and process that would have been alien to many of us a few short years ago, but has become one of the key Government energy policies, yet far from universally accepted.
Few would realistically wish to go down the French route and base our country’s power supply purely on nuclear plants.
So what options do we have left?
The kind of multi-faceted solutions being offered by those behind the Kettering Energy Park seem to be pretty good choice.
Not only will this mix of energy sources help provide power to the homes, schools and offices being planned for the town, but they will provide hundreds of jobs as well.
There is no magic solution to our growing energy problem, but this plan seems one way of helping cope with demand.
Neil Pickford, Editor