Natascha Engel’s Views on Fracking

Posted: May 13, 2017 by tallbloke in solar system dynamics

“any contamination of the water table from shale extraction in this country is almost impossible.”

Source: Natascha Engel’s Views on Fracking

  1. Joe Public says:


    “From a green perspective, investment in renewables is essential. But gas will still have a role to play for the foreseeable future and we might as well make it as low-carbon as we can, controlling it better, and getting our domestic energy prices down.”

    Kudos to Ms Engel – there’s much wisdom in her published views on fracking.

  2. Harry Passfield says:

    I think perhaps she is trying to kill it (shale) with kindness:

    I am not against fracking as long as the industry stays highly regulated and controlled. If taking shale out of the ground in the UK means that we have fewer greenhouse gas emissions, that we can control our own energy and get prices down because we are not importing it, if it creates a whole new industry with good jobs, if it is good for Derbyshire, then I support it.

    But I do wish she would learn the difference between extracting shale and extracting shale gas.

  3. JB says:

    It would also be to her advantage to understand the difference between a greenhouse and the earth’s atmosphere, and the gases common in each.

  4. Graeme No.3 says:

    I assume she has been delisted by the Corbynites and cast into the outer darkness with curses from the Greens.
    Commonsense ist Verboten in UK politics.

  5. Bloke down the pub says:

    Ms Engel might like to consider the fact that most of the traffic disruption caused during fracking is by protesters and not the extra lorry movements.

  6. oldbrew says:

    Russia In Secret Anti-Fracking Plot With Greenpeace, Warns Nato Boss

    The Kremlin’s distaste for shale gas fracking is not down to a keenly-felt concern for its environmental impact. It is pure economics, born from a desire to keep Europe dependent on gas imports from Moscow.

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  9. oldbrew says:

    Labour’s Wrong-Headed Plan to Ban Fracking Shows Its True Colours (Again)
    By Harry Phibbs | 6:20 am, May 15, 2017

    Labour’s policy leaves its claim to be concerned for the poor in tatters. It is not the rich who worry about not being able to pay the gas bill. It also makes a mockery of Labour’s claims to care for the environment.