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Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment

This book by Food & Water Watch’s director Wenonah Hauter appeared on June 7, 2016, to expose the corruption that enabled the fracking industry’s rise to power – and the growing movement of people fighting back. Description: Over the past decade a new and controversial energy extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has …

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What is the True Cost of Fracking?

This neat graphic compiles some key figures in the context of fracking: Increase of oil and gas production, job creation, business growth, proportion of energy supply, BUT also quick peaking of fracked wells, impossibility of break even due to low oil prices, tremendous greenhouse gas footprint, huge water loss, groundwater contamination, earthquakes, and damage to …

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Toward an Understanding of the Environmental and Public Health Impacts of Unconventional Natural Gas Development

While research continues to lag behind the rapid scaling of UNGD, there has been a surge of peer-reviewed scientific papers published in the past several years. By the end of 2015, over 80% of the peer reviewed scientific literature on shale and tight gas development has been published since January 1, 2013 and over 60% …

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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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[Shale oil and gas in Germany – Potentials and environmental aspects (2016)]

A re-assessment of shale reserves and ressources in Germany by the German geological authority BGR (Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe; State authority of geology and raw materials). [Report in German] Bibliography: Stefan Ladage, Harald Andruleit, Hans-Georg Babies, Andreas Bahr, Steffen Biermann, Martin Blumenberg, Christian Bönnemann, Beate Burkhart, Lars Ceranna, Reiner Dohrmann, Jochen Erbacher, Dieter Franke, …

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World Energy Outlook 2015

“Where it replaces more carbon-intensive fuels or backs up the integration of renewables, natural gas is a good fit for a gradually decarbonising energy system: a consumption increase of almost 50% makes it the fastest-growing of the fossil fuels. China and the Middle East are the main centres of gas demand growth, both becoming larger …

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Global Resistance to Fracking

In this book a selection of 15 iconic struggles at very different levels, from Argentina to Romania, is presented. The book aims, first and foremost, to be a source of inspiration for anti-fracking activism, a means to make the strength and determination of our struggle more visible and, in addition, a gesture of solidarity with …

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