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Those idiots at Greenpeace and shale gas

by | 24th, May 2012

SO. What has been the effect of the American rush for shale gas then?

‘The shale gas boom in the US has led to a big drop in its carbon emissions, as power generators switch from coal to cheap gas. According to the International Energy Agency, US energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, fell by 450m tonnes over the past five years – the largest drop among all countries surveyed.’

Oooooh, excellent, we’d like some of that, wouldn’t we? For as Greenpeace says:

‘Overall, however, the IEA said 31.6 gigatonnes of CO2 were released into the atmosphere last year, mainly through the burning of fossil fuels – one gigatonne more than in 2010 and much higher than the average annual increase of 0.6 GT between 2006 and 2010. “The impact of this increase is going to be catastrophic,” said John Sauven, executive director of Greenpeace. “We’ve really got to act now, with a real sense of urgency – which up till now has been completely lacking.”’

Better get right on with drilling under Blackpool then, right?

Well, no, you see the biggest opponent of drilling for shale gas in the UK seems to be Greenpeace.

So, our question for the day: Greenpeace, just idiots or actively malevolent?

Image: Occupy Albany protesters block the door to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. The group is calling on Cuomo to ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for gas in the Marcellus Shale region of southern New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)



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