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
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
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
On September 5th, Britain’s Energy Secretary, Ed Davey, gave strong support for fracking. "If we can have gas safely in this country that will mean jobs, tax revenue and greater energy security - so fracking is not the evil thing that some people try to make it out to be," he said on BBC’s Radio … Continue reading Shale gas on the rise?
The Netherlands has a long history exploiting its gas fields. Now, Matt Steinglass writes in the Financial Times about the steps underway for the Netherlands to exploit its shale gas reserves. It is amazing how much attention is being given in energy debates in Europe to fracking. Let’s hope that objectives to move to a … Continue reading Fracking on the march in Europe
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
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
Roland Gribben has recently written in the Telegraph about a Bloomberg New Energy Finance report that questions what bonanza will really come to the Britain by its development of its shale gas reserves. Obviously, the jury is still out. UK shale gas revolution is 'wishful thinking' There is little prospect of a repeat of the … Continue reading When you wish upon a . . .?
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