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Step on the Gas? Shale Gas in Europe

04 Jun 2013

Against the background of a US shale gas boom, this new video infographic explores the debate about shale gas in Europe, examining the pros and cons of exploiting reserves. Will shale have its day in the sun or is the promise of a golden age of gas a false dawn for Europe?

Sources:

International Energy Agency, World Energy Outlook 2011, special report: http://www.worldenergyoutlook.org/goldenageofgas/

International Energy Agency, World Energy Outlook 2012: http://www.worldenergyoutlook.org/publications/weo-2012/

KPMG, Comparison of Shale Gas in the US and CEE: http://www.kpmg.com/Global/en/IssuesAndInsights/ArticlesPublications/shale-gas/Documents/cee-shale-gas-2.pdf

European Commission Green Paper: A 2030 Framework for Climate and Energy Policies: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/green_paper_2030_en.htm

 

This content forms part of the Environment Nexus project, which is co-financed bDG Communication of the European Parliament.


As an independent forum, the Institute does not express any opinions of its own. The views expressed in the article are the sole responsibility of the author.


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John says: 30 Aug 2014 13:00

Music is intended to give you feeling that fracking is something supper jolly fun great thing... No mentions about 600+ different chemicals using for fracking from at least 30 are cancerous...

Brigitte says: 22 Dec 2013 2:22

I agree with Mark that the video is not intended to be educational as such but is telling us about the factors that fuel the debate, up to us to find out more from other sources, has anyone watched the film "Gasland"?

Mark Molloy says: 22 Aug 2013 11:27

I don't think that is true @John. The video explains the reasons why some countries in Europe want to try Shale Gas and the effects the US boom has had on Europe. It mentions and clearly visually explains the pros and cons of the Shale Gas industry plus highlights that this is in discussion within the Commission and Parliament. Yes it does not go into deep analysis but to me I don't think that is the intention of this video and probably because it is to create awareness quickly. If the video makes people aware of the discussions and debate within Europe and encourages a few to investigate and become more involved and find out more information then I think the video is worth watching.

John Campbell says: 21 Aug 2013 15:14

This very superficial video does NOT examine "the pros and cons of exploiting [shale gas] reserves. It merely mentiones them. There is no analysis, and no presentation of verifialble facts. It's just froth. Don't bother watching it - you'll learn nothing.

Eoin says: 25 Jun 2013 14:36

I don't agree. The music is fine and somehow helps hold attention. In general it seems to be an unbiased work and well put together.

Gareth Greenslade says: 23 Jun 2013 19:09

Interesting video, but why the music all the way through it? It adds nothing and makes it more difficult to concentrate on the message.

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