Shale gale brings cooler winds

THE International Energy Agency says that thanks in part to the shale gale, US energy-related emissions have fallen by 450 million tonnes over the last five years – figures which are sure to be relayed to the anti-fraccing brigade.

IEA chief Faith Birol said while improvements in fuel efficiency was a part of the reason for the drop, a major shift from coal-fired power generation to gas-powered generation enabled the reduction.

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