Unconventional gas: unsafe and unnecessary.

Briefing ahead of Scottish Parliament Energy debate on Wednesday 25th February 2015. 

Key points

• unconventional gas has no useful role to play in Scotland’s future energy


• there will be no commercial supply of unconventional gas any time soon

• Unconventional gas would

>not reduce fuel bills
>make it very hard to meet climate targets
>threaten investment in renewables
>risk unacceptable local health and environmental impacts

• underground coal gasification is the most risky form of unconventional gas and

should be included in the current moratorium