An overview of fracking in the EU

An overview of fracking in the EU

The European Union lacks a common policy on fracking. Some countries are convinced supporters while others have banned it for safety and environmental reasons. This disagreement between the member states prevented the passing of a Directive regulating shale gas...

Dec 25: A truly international Christmas

GEAI members and volunteers may be involved in the campaign against global warming but they certainly increased their carbon footprint this Christmas!  One of the surprising features of  GEAI is the number of members who are not originally from Ireland, and the number...
How do we get off our Fossil Fuel addiction?

How do we get off our Fossil Fuel addiction?

Sustainable Energy – without the hot air The following is an extract of the synopsis of the excellent book by Professor David McKay We have an addiction to fossil fuels, and it’s not sustainable. The developed world gets 80% of its energy from fossil fuels; Britain,...
Europe abandons hopes of US-style shale gas revolution

Europe abandons hopes of US-style shale gas revolution

Special Report 28th February 2014 Synopsis.   Shale gas has had a “minimal impact” on the US’s manufacturing industry, and will have even less significance for Europe, according to a new report by the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations...
Water supplies threatened by fracking

Water supplies threatened by fracking

Fermanagh, Sligo, Leitrim and Cavan water supplies threatened by fracking On this week, when the EU Energy Ministers are discussing unconventional gas in Europe, and Tamboran are planning to drill a 1,000m deep exploratory well in Fermanagh, a new danger from fracking...