Shale gas: four myths and a truth

E3G, the independent, non-profit organisation operating in the public interest to accelerate the global transition to sustainable development, has produced an important briefing note and infographic on shale gas.

Some argue that the solution to rising energy prices and energy security concerns lies not in cutting demand for energy imports by improving energy efficiency whilst expanding Europe’s renewable energy capacity, but in exploiting the substantial European shale gas reserves.

Increasingly, it is argued that European shale gas represents a plentiful and cheap source of energy that will not just cut European energy prices but also improve energy security and help address climate change. This briefing looks at whether the fundamentals underpinning the proposed EU shale gas revolution support these claims.

The report is available here. You can see the full infographic here.

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