While uncertainty overhangs numerous elements of the Australian economy in 2017, one area is set for sure, substantial and sustained growth: liquid natural gas.
The message from federal Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg is clear: the States need to do more to develop and foster a secure energy future for us all.
Australian anti-gas activists seem to share something in common with their colleagues in Britain – disinterest in facts and disregard for the law.
Old claims about the supposed impact of the coal seam gas industry on human health have resurfaced this week – with the one constant being the fact that no matter how many times the claims are made, they still don’t stack up.
Just one of many instances in the USA, where the shale gas boom has brought back jobs and investment and simultaneously cut carbon emissions by replacing coal-fired electricity with gas energy.
International Gas Union, 2016
“Natural gas is clearly the most effective partner for clean energy, merely one of a number of qualities of natural gas that make it a pivotal element of the global energy mix today and tomorrow."
The country currently stands at a crossroad. While some states (namely Victoria) oppose an industry which offers real benefits to communities, others promote, foster and prosper from it.
ERIC Director Steve Wright writes from Pennsylvania in the heart of one of the US’s most productive shale regions.
Farting cows and increasing agricultural production, not fracking, are thought to be behind a recorded spike in global methane emissions according to new research published this week.