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Is there an ethical argument for fracking shale gas?

Fracking seems to be prone to some bad press, but dig a bit deeper into the detail and you may find the argument in favour actually makes sense, at least in the short term. But what do the experts think?…

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Shale gas: make polluters pay for the social cost of fracking

Article from The Conversation ( on 21 January 2014. The text reprinted here: by Chris Hope, Reader in Policy Modelling, Cambridge Judge Business School While the prime minister has shown unequivocal support for exploiting Britain’s shale gas reserves, stating the…

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Let’s get fracking. Or should we?

What is fracking and shale gas? How is the US becoming the world's largest source of energy? Henry Heintz, a Cambridge MBA student, explains the engineering, science and economics behind fracking for shale gas. An interview with Conrad Chua, Head…

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Shale we or shan’t we?

'Fracking' to extract shale gas can resume say UK government experts but Dr Pierre Noël warns that Europe's overall approach to this form of gas energy needs urgent revision As exploration of shale gas reserves resumes in Lancashire in the…

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Dr Pierre Noel