The activists shout "We can't have shale gas cos "experts say"* cos most fossil fuels must stay in theground cos we can't afford to release the CO2 !"
- Hang on, our homes are full of gas hot water & heating systems, which have more than 10 years left of useful life; so we might as well put shale gas in it now .
In 20 years time we might have moved over to fusion power by then Or have proper CO2 capture working . If we don't work it that way we'll end up having paid big for foreign gas and never used up our own gas.
- Even if fusion doesn't come by 40 years, we can buy foreign gas then rather than now (cos for sure fantasy renewables like wind & solar PV will never generate much more than they cost in construction.)
- Activists fail to mention that it was due to the development of slickwater fracking in 1998 that shale gas could be exploited and the US became the world's largest producer of oil. Energy Independence.
* Who says ? International Energy Agency part of OECD. It seems they are one of those agencies hijacked by activists and so they are heavily into promoting renewables and present some nutcase reports; like the one saying "fossil fuels are subsidised" [activists always forget to mention they aren't talking about the west they are talking about some oil rich or poor countries like Nigeria which do subsidise them]
- #1 resource for info about fracking : nohotair.co.uk/ looks professional but is a one man band Nick Grealy