Parliamentary Briefing for Energy debate – 25 Feb 2015
Unconventional gas: unsafe and unnecessary.
Briefing ahead of Scottish Parliament Energy debate on Wednesday 25th February 2015.
• 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