News Digest Item
19 Jan 2018

Free Democrats say unconventional fracking “chance” for energy transition

Der Spiegel

Unconventional fracking, the gas drilling by means of chemicals, is a chance not only for supply security, but also for the climate, Michael Theurer, deputy leader of the Free Democrats (FDP) parliamentary group, told Der Spiegel. Using more natural gas could decrease the country’s CO₂ emissions, writes Der Spiegel. Germany consumes large amounts of CO₂-intensive oil and coal. Germany has virtually banned unconventional fracking, aside from a few test drillings – which no federal state has thus far allowed.

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