October 18th, 2013
By Mike Tregent
All else being equal, is fracking something we should welcome? Advocates of fracking present it as ushering in a new age of cheap energy and increased self-sufficiency. But is it really going to be economically beneficial and will it reduce our bills? Is it ethical and sustainable? In a previous article for Isonomia, I explained the fracking process and examined the risks inherent within it. Now let’s look at exactly what this means in terms of our energy mix, security of supply, and why it has been labelled as an extension of the dash for gas.