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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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“Myths of US Shale Gas Supplies”

Dr. Robert Howarth from Cornell University, a leading expert on methane emissions as a driver of climate change, describes why a massive transition to natural gas by Duke Energy and other electric utilities is a disastrous strategy for the climate. Uploaded to youtube.com on Apr 4, 2016 David Hughes is a 32-year veteran of the Geological …

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Methane emissions and climatic warming risk from hydraulic fracturing and shale gas development: implications for policy

Abstract: Over the past decade, shale gas production has increased from negligible to providing >40% of national gas and 14% of all fossil fuel energy in the USA in 2013. This shale gas is often promoted as a bridge fuel that allows society to continue to use fossil fuels while reducing carbon emissions since less …

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Indirect emission of carbon dioxide from Marcellus shale gas development

In this Technical Report from the Agriculture, Energy, & Environment Program at Cornell University the emissions of carbon dioxide associated with all fuel combustion associated with the shale gas life-cycle focusing on the Marcellus shale are estimated as a case study. Key findings: Total indirect CO2 emissions are estimated as between 1.17 and 1.69 g …

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