Shale gas and oil have revolutionised America’s energy scene, reduced energy prices and lessened dependence on foreign oil. But what if the reality of shale gas has been vastly over-hyped? Bill Powers thinks it has been, and his book explains why.
This book tells the fascinating story of how Europe came to be dependent on Russia supplies around 30% of its gas. A detailed historical account of the political manoeuvering which took place behind the scenes, even in the depth of the Cold War, this is essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in the… Read more »
Russell Gold, an investigative reporter at The Wall Street Journal, presents a balanced account of the shale gas revolution which has revolutionised the North American energy scene. One of the best of the growing crop of books on shale gas and the controversial “fracking” technology.
This paper argues that the European Union must take decisive action to diversify its future energy needs away from Russian natural gas.
Ion Iftimie, an energy security expert, paints a picture of Russia’s willingness to use its natural gas exports – on which Europe is so dependent – as an instrument of state power.