Tag Archive for 'shale gas'

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 […]

PWC shows that decarbonisation of global economy far too slow to limit global warming to 2° Celsius

November 5th, 2012 by PwC

The annual rate of reduction of carbon emissions per unit of GDP (or the carbon intensity of the economy) needed to limit global warming to 2°C, has passed a critical threshold according to new analysis from PwC. The carbon intensity of an economy is affected by a country’s fuel mix, energy efficiency, and the proportion […]

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 […]

PwC survey of power companies views about future energy supply

April 24th, 2012 by PwC

European power industry fears of fuel poverty increasing significantly in the next 20 years exceed that of North America, Asia and Africa according to a new survey by PwC. As the global power industry confronts the challenge of energy affordability, efficiency, and security policies and investments not meeting demands, PwC’s 12th Global Power & Utilities […]