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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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Unconventional wisdom: an economic analysis of US shale gas and implications for the EU

Despite very low and ultimately unsustainable short-term prices of natural gas, the unconventional oil and gas revolution has had a minimal impact on the US macro-economy. More important factor than shale gas explain the reduction of US CO2 emissions (EEff, economic crisis, RES). Reduction in household gas bills insignificant. The US is and will remain …

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Macroeconomic Effects of European Shale Gas Production

A thriving European shale gas industry could help limit energy bills rises by the middle of the century, according to a new report from two respected energy consultancies. The report – which is sponsored by the oil and gas industry – also predicts that shale gas won’t threaten Europe’s plans to reduce carbon emissions. — …

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Assessment of the use of certain substances in hydraulic fracturing of shale gas reservoirs under REACH

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Assessment of the use of certain substances in hydraulic fracturing of shale gas reservoirs under REACH Author(s): Stefania Gottardo Valeria Amenta Agnieszka Mech Birgit Sokull-Klüttgen Date: 09.2013 Source / Publisher: European Commission – JRC Report EUR 26069 EN – Link – The main outcome of the assessment is that neither hydraulic fracturing nor shale gas …

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Regulatory provisions governing key aspects of unconventional gas development in eight Member States

This study deals with the regulatory provisions governing key aspects of unconventional gas development in Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Spain and United Kingdom. It has been conducted on the basis of information collected between October 2012 and April 2013. These countries were selected as illustrative cases based on their geographical, cultural and legal …

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Perspectives on the Future of Unconventional Gas in Europe

This survey does not support hopes for decreasing import dependency of fossil fuels or lower natural gas prices in Europe through unconventional fossil fuel production. The respondents predict clearly higher extraction costs for unconventional natural gas resources compared to today’s wholesale prices. Bibliography: Florens Flues, Andreas Löschel, Philipp Massier, and Nikolas Wölfing Perspectives on the …

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Shale gas: debunking economic myths

These two factsheets show that shale gas is not the economic miracle heralded by its proponents. Using figures from key industry sources and economic experts, these documents show that shale gas could at best only represent 2-3% of the European gas demand in 2030 and could be up to three times more expensive to develop …

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