Celebrated as an energy revolution in the US, but sceptically regarded in Europe. During the last five years, shale gas has earned a prominent position in the US energy mix. On a global scale, shale gas could contribute to satisfy energy demands in the post-oil era. Used as a substitute for coal, it could help to reduce GHG emissions though it lags behind compared to other forms of energy production such as renewables or conventional gas.
In its recent SRI analysis of the US-shale gas industry, Dexia Asset Management delves into scientific studies and governmental databases to assess the risks posed by shale gas exploitation.
The results of this extensive fact-finding are now available in the in-depth research paper "Energy independence & sustainability? The example of shale gas in the United States".
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