How can Europe and the world learn from the development of shale gas in the US? 22 comments from our contributors
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Shale gas and gas from fracking can and will provide a low cost, readily available, environmentally superior energy source for the next 10-20 years. Natural gas will extend from stationary uses to surface and marine transportation. The Western World's dependence on the Third World for energy resources could be erased by the development of...
Posted on: 03/12/2013 |
May be it is best to approach this topic by summarizing a bit of the history of shale gas development in the US and the current debate in the US about the merits of shale gas development. Although the development of shale gas in the US has garnered international attention only in the past few years, it is worth pointing out that the...
Posted on: 02/12/2013 |
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Posted on: 12/11/2013 |
The "shale gas revolution" in the US provides the rest of the world - especially Europe - with many useful lessons.
The most important ones have to with the role of human ingenuity and ignorance. Before unconventional resources changed the energy landscape in America, two political goals were seen as priorities: providing the country with cheap,...
Posted on: 11/11/2013 |
(This paper reflects the author´s personal views only) The need for cleaner, secure and affordable energy sources is a challenge for any country with aspirations to become a developed nation. Energy is the engine that moves the modern world. Transportation, manufacturing, services, health, communications, tourism and many other industries and...
Posted on: 06/11/2013 |
In the United States, the development of shale gas extraction has brought about an energy revolution. In Europe, we are years behind America in this respect. We can therefore benefit from its experience and adapt it to our continent.
Since we don’t yet know how much shale gas resources we have in Europe, the priority should be to build a...
Posted on: 31/10/2013 |
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