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Title The shale dilemma : a global perspective on fracking and shale development / edited by Shanti Gamper-Rabindran
Published Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 460 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series History of the urban environment
History of the urban environment.
Contents Introduction -- The shale dilemma / Shanti Gamper-Rabindran -- Part I : the United States -- Mixed fortunes : the risks and rewards of developing shale gas / Shanti Gamper-Rabindran -- Should benefits and costs be spread more evenly: political battles over local government powers, taxation, regulation, and disclosure / Shanti Gamper-Rabindran -- Part II : Europe -- The United Kingdom -- To develop or not to developone nation or localization/ Jim Skea -- Poland -- Disappointed expectations : energy security vs. bureaucracy and geology / Michael Labelle -- France -- The power of public opposition : from permits to protests to bans / Patrice Geoffron -- Germany -- The German Energiewende and the decision to ban unconventional hydraulic fracturing / Miranda A. Schreurs -- Part III : emerging economies -- China -- Replacing coal with shale gas : could reducing China's regional air pollution lead to more local pollution in rural China/ Alvin Lin -- Argentina -- Energy extraction and communities : can shale development proceed without causing pollution and conflicts/ Maria Florencia Saulino -- South Africa -- Trying not to repeat history : are shale gas development and broad-based economic development compatible/ Barry Morkel and Maarten de Witt -- Conclusion -- How and why countries decide on shale, and how they can make better decisions / Shanti Gamber-Rabindran
Summary The Shale Dilemma brings together experts working at the forefront of shale gas issues on four continents to explain how countries reach their decisions on shale development
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Hydraulic fracturing -- Political aspects.
Shale gas industry -- Case studies.
Shale gas industry -- Political aspects.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Gamper-Rabindran, Shanti, editor, author
ISBN 082298301X (electronic bk.)
9780822983019 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Shale dilemma : a global perspective on fracking & shale development