Shale gas exploration could “lock Europe into continued dependency on fossil fuels at the expense of renewable energy, energy savings and significant reductions in climate-changing emissions, a new report states.

The report, Unconventional and Unwanted: The Case Against Shale Gas, compiled by environmental NGO Friends of the Earth Europe (FoEE), says that serious health and environmental questions remain over shale gas exploration and ‘fracking’, the process by which the...

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