The European Commission has today published two shale gas studies carried out by teams led by AEA.
The first report studies the potential risks for the environment and human health arising from hydrocarbons operations involving hydraulic fracturing in Europe. This latest report discusses complex environmental risk and regulatory policy issues in detail. It makes recommendations for future policy development and research and will be a useful reference point for published information on the subject. The report can be downloaded here.
The Commission has also published AEA’s study entitled ’Climate Impact of Potential Shale Gas Production in the EU'. This study shows that provided the climate impacts are well managed, they may be less than those resulting from the use of imported gas from outside the EU. It is available for download here.
These studies represent a significant step forward in the development of regulatory policy in relation to shale gas in Europe. The Commission is planning to launch a stakeholder consultation programme drawing on the findings of these studies and ongoing work.
martes, 11 de septiembre de 2012
Impacto ambiental del shale gas
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