Tag Archive for 'fracking'

Ipsos MORI UK poll shows young people strongly support offshore wind farm developments

March 19th, 2014 by RenewableUK

A poll by Ipsos MORI shows that young people from the UK are among the strongest supporters of offshore wind, and the majority aren’t in favour of fracking. According to the survey, commissioned by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Economic and Social Research Council, 85% of 16 to 24 year […]

Post Carbon Institute’s “Snake Oil” book casts critical eye on fracking

July 30th, 2013 by Post Carbon Institute

Richard Heinberg and the Post Carbon Institute have released “Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future,” which dispels the hype around shale gas and oil that has hijacked America’s energy conversation. “Snake Oil” casts a critical eye on the environmental impacts and the purported economic benefits of new oil and gas […]

Majority of the British public want more wind farms built

October 22nd, 2012 by RenewableUK

An independent opinion poll published by YouGov shows that a clear majority of the British public want more wind farms to be built. Fifty-five percent of those questioned say the number of UK wind farms should be higher than it is at present. Fourteen percent say it should be maintained at current levels. The survey […]

European Commission publishes European shale gas studies

September 10th, 2012 by European Commission

The European Commission has published three studies on shale gas. Potential shale gas extraction has become a topical issue in Europe, attracting the interest of several market players and giving rise to a number of public concerns. The studies look at the potential effects of these fuels on energy markets, the potential climate impact of […]