A review of Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future by Richard Heinberg.
De Wereld Morgen asks Richard Heinberg about the prospects for fracking in Europe.
Join us for a special online briefing and conversation with Richard Heinberg and Deborah Rogers to explore how the anti-fracking community can turn the fracking industry’s biggest weapon into their greatest vulnerability.
There has always seemed to be something deeply wrong with fracking for oil and natural gas.
Europe’s desire to get in on the fracking game is understandable, given the hype still emanating from America.
What do you know about hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” of natural gas? Probably depends on who you’re listening to.
Episode 69 features Timothy Mitchell and Richard Heinberg. Timothy Mitchell is author of ‘Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil’. Richard speaks about his recent book ‘Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future’.
Everything depends upon our recognizing the mirage for what it is, and getting on with the project of the century.
When we inquire who benefits from the fracking frenzy, the intuitively obvious answer is, “the oil and gas industry, of course.” Yet this may be a simplistic assumption.
Why has there been such a massive grassroots backlash against fracking? In this chapter, we’ll look at the evidence for fracking’s impacts on water, air, land, and climate. Reader warning: it ain’t pretty.
Did fracking kill off Peak Oil? Or just the world’s hope of alternative energy? Coming up, energy guru Richard heinberg on his new book "Snake oil, How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future."
Hughes notes that individual shale gas well decline rates range from 80–95% after 36 months, in the top five US plays.