Sustain Our Earth
Follow
Find tag "fracking"
32.1K views | +32 today
Sustain Our Earth
News that effects the sustainability of life on Earth
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by SustainOurEarth from Sustainability Science
Scoop.it!

Will frackers cause California's next big earthquake?

Will frackers cause California's next big earthquake? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
More than half of the wastewater injection wells being used by frackers in the state are within 10 miles of a recently active fault.

Via PIRatE Lab
more...
PIRatE Lab's curator insight, March 17, 3:30 AM

The data from Ohio is quite concerning.  Not being a tectonic expert, I am not sure of their data.  But in quick overview, the stories that started emanating from the Buckeye State about two years ago certainly seem to suggest that messing with injection wells to the magnitude that modern dense tracking operations do is not a great idea.

 

But no need to worry.  We here in California NEVER have earthquakes.

Rescooped by SustainOurEarth from The Great Transition
Scoop.it!

The Fracking of “The Limits to Growth”

The Fracking of “The Limits to Growth” | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Does a new extractive technology arrive before or after limits to growth in resource throughput are in place?

Via Willy De Backer
more...
Willy De Backer's curator insight, August 21, 2013 1:20 AM

Interesting article by Herman Daly on the death of a American proponent of 'limits to growth' who went over to the fracking side - Darth Vader?

 

"If we were to first enact limits to growth in resource throughput, then even a violent extractive technology such as fracking would be constrained in its ability to wreck the planet on a large scale. The lower carbon content of natural gas might reduce global warming enough to make up for additional extraction damage to the environment. However, if we insist that unlimited growth must remain our first goal, then fracking will just increase total greenhouse gas emissions, not to mention groundwater depletion and pollution. With growth in first place, even soft technologies, those that increase efficiency of resource usage, are likely (thanks to the Jevons Paradox) to promote growth in resource throughput to a scale that is on balance harmful."

Rescooped by SustainOurEarth from The Great Transition
Scoop.it!

The Real Story Behind the Fracking Debate

The Real Story Behind the Fracking Debate | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

"Fracking is not good or bad: it is a process to increase the production of fossil fuels, primarily natural gas, from certain geological formations. But good or bad things can happen as a result of fracking, depending on how it is implemented, where it is pursued, the technologies used, and the actions taken to increase its benefits and reduce its impacts. And whether or not you support or oppose fracking depends on how those benefits and impacts are perceived, distributed, addressed, and valued -- and whether it is in your backyard.."

 

Good article in the Huffington Post on the US fracking debate.


Via Willy De Backer
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by SustainOurEarth from The Great Transition
Scoop.it!

'Baseless economics': Lord Stern on David Cameron’s claims that a UK fracking boom can bring down price of gas

'Baseless economics': Lord Stern on David Cameron’s claims that a UK fracking boom can bring down price of gas | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Lord Stern, author of the hugely influential Stern review on the financial implications of climate change, has dismissed David Cameron’s claims that a fracking boom in the UK can bring down the price of gas in the UK as “baseless”.

Via Willy De Backer
more...
Willy De Backer's curator insight, September 9, 2013 1:22 PM

With European policymakers increasingly seduced by the siren songs of the fossil fuel barrons, it is good some policy advisors are keeping a cool head.

Rescooped by SustainOurEarth from The Great Transition
Scoop.it!

The Shale Gas Revolution: is it already over?

The Shale Gas Revolution: is it already over? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
While the optimism about the future of natural gas seems to be still prevalent, the data show that the gas bubble may be already bursting.

Via Willy De Backer
more...
Willy De Backer's curator insight, July 18, 2013 11:30 AM

... and what will this mean for our global economy?