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Monday, 31st October 2011

Path to Prosperity or Road to Ruin? Shale Gas Under Political Scrutiny

Source: Polish Institute of International Affairs

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The Polish Institute of International Affairs has published the report "Path to Prosperity or Road to Ruin? Shale Gas Under Political Scrutiny" by Ernest Wyciszkiewicz (ed.), Agata Gostyńska, Dorota Liszczyk, Lidia Puka, Bartosz Wiśniewski, and Bartłomiej Znojek.

The report seeks to explore the reasons behind the stark polarization of the European debate about shale gas. Supporters of exploration and production from shale gas deposits consider it an opportunity to significantly alter the political and economic rules affecting Europe’s energy security. Critics tend to interpret the development of the shale gas industry as a threat to the environment, a challenge to the existing strategies of limiting the green-house gas emissions, or a competition to the well-entrenched economic interests.

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