The potential for shale gas to supply a significant part of Europe's gas needs was today (15 May) strongly challenged by Independent MEP Marian Harkin following a key energy conference in the European Parliament.
Yesterday's Brussels conference witnessed international energy expert Werner Zittel's argument that shale gas would only produce between 2-3% of Europe's future energy needs.
Harkin, who attended the conference, expressed her concern at the lack of a clear strategy by the EU Energy Commissioner on the issue of Europe's energy supply.
No Property Tax Until Fracking is Banned
Until the Irish Government declares Ireland Fracking Free by placing a permanent ban on Fracking in the island of Ireland, the people living in targeted areas should be exempt from paying property tax.
If you are living in the targeted areas for fracking in Co. Clare why not take a stand and send the following or a similar letter to the Revenue Commissioner along with your Property Tax Evaluation form.
See sample letter attached.
On this week, when the EU Energy Ministers are discussing unconventional gas in Europe, and Tamboran are planning to drill a 1,000m deep exploratory well in Fermanagh, a new danger from fracking in Ireland has come to light. The water supplies of Counties Fermanagh, North Leitrim, South Donegal, North Cavan, North Sligo and Sligo Town, and the World Heritage Site at Marble Arch Caves would be under threat if hydraulic fracturing is used to extract gas from shales. This is a conclusion reached by Good Energies Alliance Ireland hydrogeologist.
An informative evening at the Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare. Jessica Ernst, Canadian scientist talked about her experience living in a fracking area in Canada.
To see article in the Clare Champion click on the link below