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Shale gas unlikely to make the UK energy self-sufficient, says report

Shale gas unlikely to make the UK energy self-sufficient, says report | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Fracking’s potential has been ‘overhyped’ by politicians and shale gas will not reduce energy prices or reliance on gas imports, says UK Energy Research Centre
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The UK Energy Research Centre is funded by the RCUK Energy Programme, which includes funding from the ESRC.

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Shale gas 'completely oversold'

Shale gas 'completely oversold' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Ministers have "completely oversold" the potential of shale gas, according to energy experts.


Researchers from the UK Energy Research Centre told the BBC promises of lower prices and greater energy security from UK shale gas were "hype" and "lacking in evidence".

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The UK Energy Research Centre is funded by the RCUK Energy Programme, which includes funding from the ESRC.

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