Shale Gas From A Worldwide/Renewable Energy Perspective

From Potter County Today

The Worldwatch Institute has launched an initiative designed to explore and communicate the potential of natural gas, renewable energy, and energy efficiency to work together to build a low-carbon economy. The project provides a forum to examine potential environmental, social, and political obstacles that must be addressed if natural gas is to accelerate, rather than delay, a low-carbon energy transformation. With companies flocking to the Marcellus Shale natural gas region in northern Pennsylvania, the issue has major implications for this area.

Partnering with leading companies, academic institutions, industry, and the public sector, the initiative will propose needed actions, with a focus initially on the United States. Carl Roberts, a veteran geologist from Coudersport, has reviewed the first in a series of briefing papers, entitled “Addressing the Environmental Risks from Shale Gas Development,” and considers it to be an excellent source of information. To obtain a copy of this report (registration required), and to sign up for others, click here.

Article courtesy of the Potter County Commissioners.


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