Energy, society and the environment: part 1 – shale gas

A good and useful summary


Over the next few weeks, and starting with this one, I’ll be hosting a series of blogs from a group of energy experts that have all kindly agreed to reflect on the societal benefits we derive from the various energy sources available to us in the UK mix.

In this, the first, Corin Taylor – a senior advisor to UK Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG) – discusses shale gas.  I’ll also be featuring posts on wind energy, nuclear power, large scale solar, biomass, waste-to-energy and even coal too. None of these sources of energy are available to us without some detriment to the environment and they all meet opposition in the planning and permitting stages of development. But they also all provide some form of benefit to society – whether that’s simply keeping us warm in winter, or powering our economy and creating jobs, or raising tax receipts for the…

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