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Energy Crunch: [redacted]

The government’s case for shale looked increasingly shaky last week as a draft Defra report on the potential impact of fracking in rural areas was released with most crucial information simply removed.

Energy Crunch: Avoiding a new dash for gas

Nearly half the UK is now open to fracking. The latest onshore oil and gas licensing round opened up most of England and the Midland Valley of Scotland for applications to drill...

What's Missing from Canada's Fracking Debate?

This is a long read. Because the current 'debate' leaves out so much.

Ailing Shale Gas Returns Force a 'Drilling Treadmill'

Long-term sustainability of industry is highly questionable, studies show.

Energy Crunch: What’s the big picture?

Hopes of a shale bonanza to replace dwindling conventional resources took a battering this week.

Are Shales a Bubble?

When considering shale economic viability, hype was the only aspect that actually existed.

Export Delusions: Why the rush to export natural gas is a fool’s errand

LNG exports have become a hot-button issue and enmeshed with the fate of an energy efficiency bill and a vote on approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Energy Crunch: Fracking Under Fire

Coalition energy policy came under fire from an unusual source this week – former energy secretary and noted fracking enthusiast Lord Howell. ...he now claims the government’s view of shale gas “is much too optimistic...

House of Lords shale gas report chooses eloquence over analysis when addressing issues of climate change

When it comes to climate change, the latest House of Lords report is yet another in a long line of eloquent obfuscations rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic rather than grasping the wheel and urgently steering a different course.

"2 + 2 = 0" – Whitewashing the potential health effects of shale gas

Public Health England's report on shale gas amounts to scientific misconduct according to Paul Mobbs.

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