November 13, 2012 (from Bridgend Greens blog)
|The Government in Westminster is pressing ahead with support for a new set of “unconventional” fossil fuel technologies in an attempt to boost the UK economy. These technologies shale gas (also known as “fracking”), coalbed methane and underground coal gasification have a problematic safety record, and are known to risk serious environmental contamination as a result of their operation. Over a series of four public workshops around South Wales, Paul Mobbs an environmental consultant and researcher specialising in energy and ecological futures will present the technical details of these “extreme” energy technologies, what ecological risks they present, and the flaws in the reasoning behind the UK Government’s support for these technologies.|
Finally, for a taste of Paul Mobbs’ presentation, see the Youtube video “FRAKNET”, recorded during his session at the Manchester anti-fracking conference in March 2012.