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

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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Shale Gas Production in England – an updated public health assessment

Medact released in July 2016 an updated assessment of the potential health impacts of shale fracking in England.  This new report reaches broadly the same conclusions as our 2015 report Health and Fracking, however it is now supported by a much larger body of evidence published in the year since the first report was produced.  In the …

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Assets or Liabilities? Fossil Fuel Investments of Leading U.S. Insurers

The 40 biggest insurance companies in the U.S. have nearly $500 billion invested in fossil assets. This analysis by CERES and Mercer recommends them take a harder look at the consequences of climate change and a lower-carbon future. Bibliography: Cynthia McHale & Rowan Spivey, Created in collaboration with Mercer Assets or Liabilities? Fossil Fuel Investments …

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Hydraulic fracturing for natural gas: impact on health and environment

This brief review of the scientific literature on health and environmental impacts of fracking provides up-to-date knowledge about short- and longterm negative consequences of this technique. Abstract: Shale deposits exist in many parts of the world and contain relatively large amounts of natural gas and oil. Recent technological developments in the process of horizontal hydraulic …

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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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Fracking by the numbers

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Author(s): Elizabeth Ridlington, Frontier Group, and John Rumpler, Environment America Research & Policy Center Date: 10.2013 Published by: Environment America Research & Policy Center Summary: “Over the past decade, the oil and gas industry has fused two technologies—hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling—in a highly polluting effort to unlock oil and gas in underground rock formations …

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Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis

The Twelfth Session of Working Group I (WGI-12) was held from 23 to 26 September 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden. At the Session, the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the Working Group I contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (WGI AR5) was approved and the underlying scientific and technical assessment accepted. Author(s): Lisa Alexander and …

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