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The shale dilemma : a global perspective on fracking and shale development

Author: Shanti Gamper-Rabindran
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: History of the urban environment.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Shale Dilemma brings together experts working at the forefront of shale gas issues on four continents to explain how countries reach their decisions on shale development.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Shale dilemma.
Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018035076
(OCoLC)989028788
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shanti Gamper-Rabindran
ISBN: 9780822983019 082298301X
OCLC Number: 1059451159
Description: 1 online resource (x, 460 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Introduction --
The shale dilemma / Shanti Gamper-Rabindran --
Part I : the United States --
Mixed fortunes : the risks and rewards of developing shale gas / Shanti Gamper-Rabindran --
Should benefits and costs be spread more evenly: political battles over local government powers, taxation, regulation, and disclosure / Shanti Gamper-Rabindran --
Part II : Europe --
The United Kingdom --
To develop or not to developone nation or localization/ Jim Skea --
Poland --
Disappointed expectations : energy security vs. bureaucracy and geology / Michael Labelle --
France --
The power of public opposition : from permits to protests to bans / Patrice Geoffron --
Germany --
The German Energiewende and the decision to ban unconventional hydraulic fracturing / Miranda A. Schreurs --
Part III : emerging economies --
China --
Replacing coal with shale gas : could reducing China's regional air pollution lead to more local pollution in rural China/ Alvin Lin --
Argentina --
Energy extraction and communities : can shale development proceed without causing pollution and conflicts/ Maria Florencia Saulino --
South Africa --
Trying not to repeat history : are shale gas development and broad-based economic development compatible/ Barry Morkel and Maarten de Witt --
Conclusion --
How and why countries decide on shale, and how they can make better decisions / Shanti Gamber-Rabindran.
Series Title: History of the urban environment.
Other Titles: Shale dilemma :
Responsibility: edited by Shanti Gamper-Rabindran.

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The US shale boom and efforts by other countries to exploit their shale resources could reshape energy and environmental landscapes across the world. But how might those landscapes change? The Shale  Read more...

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