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Europe needs more gas, so should develop shale gas

The EU must seize the opportunity of domestic shale gas to help meet its emissions goals and reduce its dependence on foreign suppliers, writes climate and energy consultant Stephen Tindale The EU must seize the opportunity of domestic shale gas to help meet its emissions goals and reduce its dependence on foreign suppliers, writes climate and energy consultant Stephen Tindale.
By Stephen Tindale 20 August 2015 Europe & Russia / Exploration & Production 0 24500
The EU must seize the opportunity of domestic shale gas to help meet its emissions goals and reduce its dependence on foreign suppliers. (3Legs Resources)

The following is a contributed article by Stephen Tindale, a climate and energy consultant and the co-founder of Climate Answers.

The EU regularly claims to be a world leader in combatting climate change. It is not. The United States is the world leader. President Barack Obama has told the Environmental Protection Agency to use its powers under the 1970 Clean Air Act to regulate coal more strictly: this regulation will include greenhouse gas emissions. Obama is able to do this because of the American shale gas...