Richard Muller: 'shale gas technology should be advanced as rapidly as possible'

by Richard Muller, Professor of Physics, University of Califoria at Berkeley Some oppose shale gas because it is a fossil fuel, a source of carbon dioxide. Some are concerned by…

Quashing frack-fights with fools

From the American Chemical Society How to avoid water wars between ‘fracking’ industry and residents The shale gas boom has transformed the energy landscape in the U.S., but in some…

IPCC WGIII: throwing the greens under the bus

While the latest IPCC working group III summary report has its share of gloom and doom and ridiculous edicts, it does have one redeeming quality as Josh points out.  

Richard Muller: Why every serious environmentalist should favour fracking

This opinion should create quite a stir amongst enviros. – Anthony Air pollution is a far more pressing problem – particularly for emerging economies such as China and India –…

CO2 causes earthquakes, is there anything it can't do?

From the University of Texas at Austin  and the “if a small earthquake happens in the boonies, does anyone care?” department comes this press release that the anti-frackers will most…

Friday Funny: Fracking protestors and their petro-sourced belongings

There’s been a lot of hullabaloo in the UK over the Balcombe fracking protests. WUWT reader Eric Worrall writes in with this comparison photo. Original picture source: http://www.itv.com/news/update/2013-08-16/anti-fracking-activists-camp-without-permission/ Here is…

Hump Day Hilarity: Great moments in planet saving energy engineering

British fracking protestor Prajna has it all figured out. Tom Wilson interviewed this guy at the fracking protest in Balcombe England. A cartoon from Josh follows. Prajna Have you protested…

Friday Funny – fracktional thinking

In the U.K. there is a big ridiculous row over this well concealed gas well in Balcombe, that the Balcombe Parish Council didn’t even object to when Cuadrilla’s application for…

Obama Administration Supports Fracking and Natural Gas, Despite Environmental Opposition

By Steve Goreham Originally published in The Washington Times. Last Thursday, the US Department of the Interior released a draft proposal that would “establish common-sense safety standards for hydraulic fracturing…

Groundwater unaffected by shale gas production in Arkansas

From Duke University , something sure to irritate people like Josh Fox, Joe Romm,  and Bill McKibben who are certain that fracking is terrible. DURHAM, N.C. — A new study…

Saturday Silliness: Tamino aka Grant Foster fracks himself

People send me stuff. This morning my inbox had a forwarded Twitter item about a Tammy post where supposedly none of what McIntyre discovered about the dating problems in Marcott…

Up to 233 billion barrels of oil discovered in southern Australia

From the Telegraph: The discovery in central Australia was reported by Linc Energy to the stock exchange and was based on two consultants reports, though it is not yet known…

Is Yoko Ono smarter than a 4th grader?

Guest post by David Middleton First up: Yoko Ono and friends… ‘Fracking kills’: Yoko Ono joins star-studded cast fighting against hydraulic natural gas drilling in upstate New York John Lennon’s…

Global data doesn't support Reuters "fracking" Google search trend claim

Tom Nelson pointed this out this morning. ‘Fracking’ overtakes ‘climate change’ in Google searches | The Dickinson Press | Dickinson, North Dakota This year, for the first time, U.S. online…

In the UK, just a few hundred people show up to stand in the cold and yell for the 'National Climate March'

This happened last Saturday December 1st, but I just now became aware of it. From their website the photo looks like a lot of people, but the video that follows…

Another kind of 'fracking', this produces geothermal energy

From the AGU fall meeting comes some pragmatic engineering tests with fracking like methods that produce geothermal energy. Developers of renewable energy and shale gas must overcome fundamental geological and…

Cheap Natural Gas, but wait – there's more

Guest post by Ric Werme One minor sign of fall where I live is the arrival of a letter from the gas utility announcing the “Fixed Price Option (FPO) lock-in…

More "Fracking" Nonsense About Earthquakes

Are the science journalists ignorant of science? Or are they intentionally misleading the public? Earthquakes triggered by fluids injected deep underground, such as during the controversial practice of fracking, may…

In other news…"Ten Reasons Why Fracking is (not) Doomed"

Guest Post by David Middleton I ran across a really funny story on Real Clear Energy last Friday… Once you get past all of the nonsense about fracking polluting groundwater…

On Fracking

  This post represents two milestones for WUWT. 1. It is the first post where a detailed examination of fracking has been offered to the readers. 2. It is the…