Fracking policies debated across Europe

By Emma Hughes
Published: Wednesday, 11 June 2014

While some European countries consider whether fracking could be included as part of their energy mix, others face the backlash of introducing policies that support the process amidst environmental opposition.

Policy-makers in Germany have begun to prepare a law that could limit the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process to rare cases rather than implementing a countrywide policy.

The decision could come as a blow to business leaders in the country, who have lobbied to lift a moratorium on fracking in a...

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