Shale Gas: The Promise and the Peril (Rti Press Book) (Paperback)

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Shale gas has the potential to transform the U.S. energy-based economy in the electricity, transportation, and chemical sectors. U.S. success can be expected to translate to Europe and other parts of the world. Shale gas production is uniquely enabled by hydraulic fracturing, a technique that has come under heavy scrutiny for its potential to cause environmental damage. In this book, Vikram Rao addresses the issues surrounding shale gas in a balanced fashion. The book is intended to inform both sides of the fracturing debate, where currently rhetoric is overtaking understanding. Tailored for a nontechnical audience-with technical chemistry and geology information couched in sidebars-the book culminates in suggestions for research and guidance for policymaking.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781934831106
ISBN-10: 1934831107
Publisher: Rti International / Rti Press
Publication Date: July 13th, 2012
Pages: 198
Language: English
Series: Rti Press Book