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ECONOMIST Debates: "Fracking: Do the benefits derived from shale gas outweigh the drawbacks of fracking?"

ECONOMIST Debates: "Fracking: Do the benefits derived from shale gas outweigh the drawbacks of fracking?" | "3e" | Energy - Ecology - Economy | Scoop.it

The debate, between both the main participants and many of those who have left comments, is running on two tracks. One argument has developed about the nitty-gritty of shale-gas extraction. What the impact is not only of fracking but of all the associated requirements for extracting shale gas. Fracking merely releases shale gas from rocks far underground. Also in question is the integrity of wells and well-head equipment. Add to that disquiet over the use of the large quantities of water required and disposal of waste water and the heavy traffic that accompanies drilling each well (of which many are needed to extract gas at sufficient volumes) and the local effects start to add up.
 
The other disagreement is on the wider environmental impacts of investing in hydrocarbons. Gas may be cleaner than coal but would not the money be better spent on developing renewable sources of energy than building a reliance on gas by drilling wells, building distribution infrastructure and constructing more gas-fired power plants? Michael Brune echoes the thoughts of many who have left comments by saying that he reckons "pursuing shale gas means doubling down on exactly the sort of climate-disrupting energy source that, within our lifetimes, could cause a global climate catastrophe".

 

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IEA: "Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Sweden -- 2013 Review"

IEA: "Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Sweden -- 2013 Review" | "3e" | Energy - Ecology - Economy | Scoop.it

Sweden has made progress in recent years towards a more secure, sustainable energy future. The Scandinavian nation already has an almost carbon-free electricity supply and has phased out oil use in residential and power sectors. It is increasingly integrated within the Nordic and Baltic electricity markets, and its joint renewable electricity certificate market with Norway offers a unique model for other countries. 

Now Sweden must take concrete steps to realise its vision of a fossil-fuel-independent vehicle fleet by 2030 and no net greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050. Although Sweden has decided to allow the replacement of its existing nuclear reactors, further emission reductions will come at a higher cost and require technology change. This means Sweden will need to carefully evaluate the most cost-effective pathways for its transition to a low-carbon economy.

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akibritcioglu: "Kaya gazı" (shale gas) hakkında birkaç yazı

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Matthew Stepp: "The Globalist Debate: The Dangerous Appeal of China's Green Mercantilism"

Matthew Stepp: "The Globalist Debate: The Dangerous Appeal of China's Green Mercantilism" | "3e" | Energy - Ecology - Economy | Scoop.it
Is China's purported innovation in green technology real or is it largely a scaling up of current inferior technologies?
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EnerjiEkolojiEkonomi (EnerEkolEkon) on Twitter

EnerjiEkolojiEkonomi (EnerEkolEkon) on Twitter | "3e" | Energy - Ecology - Economy | Scoop.it
The latest from EnerjiEkolojiEkonomi (@EnerEkolEkon). 3e = Enerji + Ekoloji + Ekonomi [ Energy + Ecology + Economy ]. Türkiye [ Turkey ]
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