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Shale gas: four myths and a truth

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 … Continue reading

Quote of the week

Quote of the week

This week the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the UK, George Osborne, presented this year’s budget.  Here is a startling quote from his speech in the House of Commons: We need to cut our energy costs. We’re going to do this by investing in new sources of energy: new nuclear power, renewables, and a shale … Continue reading

No time to delay . . .

No time to delay . . .

Achim Steiner, head of the United Nations Environment Programme, is worried about any delays to a shift to a low carbon economy.  Suzanne Goldenberg writes in the Guardian about Steiner’s recent comments about is worry that transition fuels, including the rush for shale gas, will have a serious impact on the transition to renewables. Achim … Continue reading

Nicholas Stern answers . . .

Nicholas Stern answers . . .

For last week’s World Energy Forum held in Davos, Switzerland, Nicholas Stern, the economist and academic and author of the Stern Report on the economics of climate change, was asked several questions related to energy and climate policy by the UK’s Independent.   The Big Questions: Is fracking the answer to the UK’s energy needs? … Continue reading

New Chatham House report on shale gas

New Chatham House report on shale gas

Paul Stevens, Distinguished Fellow at Chatham House, a renowned think-tank on international affairs, recently published an excellent new report on shale gas in the UK. There have been several parliamentary inquiries into shale gas operations in the United Kingdom. The House of Commons Select Committee most recently reported in April 2013. In June 2013, the … Continue reading