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Snake oil : how fracking's false promise of plenty imperils our future ([New] edition)

By: Heinberg, Richard

1905570724 / 9781905570720
Paperback
333.82314
14/02/2014
Stock expected by 14/04/2020
England
24 cm xi, 146 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
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Previous edition: Santa Rosa, California: Post Carbon Institute, 2013.

The rapid spread of 'fracking' (hydraulic fracturing) has temporarily boosted natural gas and oil production, particularly in the USA, but it has also sparked a massive environmental backlash in local communities.

The fossil fuel industry is promoting fracking as the biggest energy development of the century, with seductive promises of energy independence and benefits to local economies. Snake Oil casts a critical eye on the oil-industry hype that has hijacked the discussion over energy security.

This is the first book to look at fracking from both economic and environmental perspectives, informed by the most thorough analysis of shale gas and oil drilling data ever undertaken.

Is fracking the miracle cure-all to our energy ills, or a costly distraction from the necessary work of reducing our fossil fuel dependence?

BIC:

RNFY Energy resources, RNU Sustainability

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