Germany’s environmental agency recommends stricter ban on fracking
Published: Tuesday, 05 August 2014
Germany shutting the door on fracking would mean that the industrial minerals markets which serve this industry would not see a demand spike from this country. For Germany, this would mean continuing to rely on Russian gas – at a time when Europe wide sanctions seem probable — or stepping up a reliance to coal, which means higher emissions.
While the UK is moving towards embracing
hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in order to achieve
security of energy supply, other countries in Europe have been
slow to pick up the mantle.
In Germany, this week the environment agency recommended to
the government that the moratorium imposed in 2012 be