Friday, 21 September 2012

Could Shale Gas Beat the UK Recession


Whilst much of the focus on the commercial energy front is mostly on ‘green’ or renewable resources, one form of natural fuel that hasn’t yet been pushed to it’s potential is that of shale gas. Produced in pockets, the gas forms from air trapped in shale formations, and can be harvested to turn into energy the same way other natural gases can. But unlike oil and other costly import items, shale gas is actually a relatively untapped resource in the UK.

Whilst the Coalition Government have sent messages over Britain’s energy future (with a potential return to nuclear mooted, and the subsidies available on solar power slashed), some experts are saying exploiting shale gas in the UK could be the perfect short-term solution during the recession.

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