Shale gas and the dilemma for European energy policy

Stephen Erlanger provides an excellent review in the New York Times of the effect shale gas is having on energy policy in Europe.  Interestingly, the CEO for the oil company Total provides an important comment on the situation.  “But the issue is not shale gas,” about which there is a great deal of fear and … Continue reading Shale gas and the dilemma for European energy policy

Warning about the environmental consequences of shale gas

No doubt the battle continues about shale gas.  Now, Fiona Harvey writes in the Guardian about the former UK scientific adviser weighing in to provide his warnings.  Undoubtedly, this issue is going to go on and on. Sir David King warns against fracking Sir David King, former chief scientific adviser to the government, has warned … Continue reading Warning about the environmental consequences of shale gas

Lord Stern criticises Britain’s rush to frack

The Independent’s environment editor, Tom Bawden, reports on Lord Nicholas Stern’s latest criticisms of the Government’s rush into fracking without a thorough analysis of all its potential ramifications.    Baseless economics': Lord Stern on David Cameron’s claims that a UK fracking boom can bring down price of gas Lord Stern, author of the hugely influential … Continue reading Lord Stern criticises Britain’s rush to frack

Poland’s drive to exploit shale gas

The shale gas “revolution” is certainly a big topic in Europe.  Some are for, some are against but all are talking about it.  Ambrose Evans-Pritchard writes for The Telegraph from Krakow about the latest developments in Poland. Poland's shale drive will transform Europe, if it does not drop the ball The US Energy Department thinks … Continue reading Poland’s drive to exploit shale gas

New considerations of shale gas

Nick Butler wrote an excellent blog in the Financial Times that brings some start messages.  He firmly believes that the shale “revolution” is real and not going away.  He warns the climate change lobby will have to adapt.  Is he right?  He certainly puts a good case forward for starting from a point of reality.  … Continue reading New considerations of shale gas

Fracking debate brings out interesting characters

Reuters provides a curious article on how fracking is getting to be big business by a wide range of celebrities in order to try and influence public opinion.  There certainly is a growing debate on fracking or not in the US.  Stay tuned, it could next happen in Europe. Insight: In Fracking Culture War, Celebs, … Continue reading Fracking debate brings out interesting characters