WWF: Comment on shale gas


Reacting to David Cameron’s announcement today
that the “UK was going all out on shale
gas” [1], Nick Molho, head of Climate and
Energy Policy at WWF-UK, said: “At a time when the
Government has an important decision to make on our future
climate change ambitions and in urging European partners to
agree challenging emission reduction targets for the next 20
years, one has to hope that their boundless enthusiasm for
shale gas will at least be matched by a similar willingness
to rapidly decarbonise the UK’s energy system.

“Otherwise, the UK’s commitments to
meet its obligations under the Climate Change Act and
its stated ambition to rapidly grow Britain’s
low-carbon industries will seriously lack

1. DECC: Local councils to receive millions in
business rates from shale gas developments


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