Sunday, May 8, 2011
Shale gas has been hailed as a potential answer to the world's energy problems.
The gas source is gaining popularity because its a cleaner form of energy and could cut global dependence on OPEC.
Yet 'fracking,' a crucial part of shale gas extraction, is considered dangerous and many fear its impact on the environment.
But where does shale come from? How do they get it out of the ground? How quickly is the market growing? And what environmental risks does it pose? A new report from The Global Warming Policy Foundation gives us all the details on the shale gas market, in a nutshell.
Posted by Michele Kearney at 2:34 PM