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The compatibility of UK onshore petroleum with meeting the UK’s carbon budgets

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The Committee’s report ‘The compatibility of UK onshore petroleum with meeting the UK’s carbon budgets’ is the result of a new duty under the Infrastructure Act 2015. This duty requires the CCC to advise the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change about the implications of exploitation of onshore petroleum, including shale gas, for …

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Fracking by the numbers: Experience after 10 years

In a single year, fracking wells across the country released at least 5.3 billion pounds of the potent greenhouse gas methane, as much global warming pollution as 22 coal-fired power plants. This statistic is one of many in a new study by Environment America Research & Policy Center that quantifies the environmental harm caused by …

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The Urgent Case for a Ban on Fracking

Fracking, or “hydraulic fracturing”, is a dangerous process that brings a host of problems. This comprehensive report details the facts on fracking and the many reasons why it should be banned. Bibliography: Food & Water Watch The Urgent Case for a Ban on Fracking Food & Water Watch, Sep 14 See also: Food & Water …

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Limited impact on decadal-scale climate change from increased use of natural gas

Technologies such as fracking have triggered a boom in natural gas, but this will not lead to a reduction of overall greenhouse gas emissions. The replacement of coal by natural gas is fairly limited, but it might replace not just coal, but low-emission renewable energy and nuclear power as well. Its growing availability will make …

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To the Ends of the Earth: A Guide to Unconventional Fossil Fuels

This report explains some of the reasons for the move towards unconventional fossil fuels and describes the consequences globally and locally, for people and the planet. It includes: An overview of our global energy problems including the drivers of energy consumption. A short history of fossil fuels and their historical role. The motivations behind the …

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Renewables: The Only Path to a Secure, Affordable and Climate-friendly Energy System by 2030

Economic and environmental goals sometimes appear to require opposite paths of action. This paper demonstrates, however, that there is a single solution to Europe’s threefold challenges of achieving climate protection goals while ensuring security of supply and affordable energy for a competitive economy: an expansion in the share of renewable energy. Renewables not only drastically …

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The shale gas revolution Implications for sustainable development and international trade

This paper from the Geneva-based ICTSD focuses on the sustainability aspects specific to shale gas: methane leakages that contribute to global climate change, increases in international trade in natural gas, increases in international trade in coal, and reductions in investment in renewable energy sources. Bibliography: Thomas L. Brewer The shale gas revolution – Implications for …

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