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Natural Gas Must Peak Between 2020 and 2030 To Meet Climate Goals

A new report on climate change and natural gas usage finds natural gas must peak sooner than many policymakers currently realize is necessary—if the United States is to meet its climate goals and avoid the worst impacts of global warming.

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Willy De Backer's curator insight, July 28, 2013 2:37 PM

Luckily there are some rational voices on natural gas in the US; not all believe in the fairy tales of the shale gas lobbyists.

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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.


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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.

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Willy De Backer's curator insight, July 18, 2013 2:30 PM

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