7 November 2017

Friends of the Earth Europe commissioned a team of climate change scientists to determine how much gas Europe can afford to use in its future energy mix.

20 December 2016

This short briefing shows how gas companies are justifying unnecessary gas infrastructure by inflating gas demand figures in Europe. Energy efficiency will significantly reduce gas demand, and the European Commission must ignore the gas lobby figures.

30 September 2016

Conventional gas, unconventional gas, shale gas, coal bed methane, fracking, pipelines, liquefied natural gas... understanding what gas is about is far from an easy task. This fact sheet helps do just that.

17 November 2015

This briefing outlines the main reasons that we must prioritise efficiency and renewables over gas. To fight climate change it is vital to intensify efforts to save energy, switch to renewables and end the reign of fossil ful companies. This includes the gas lobby which is doing all it can to delay the energy transition. 

The briefing explains why:

6 October 2015

This report provides a detailed analysis of the European Commission’s regulations on how EU member states carry out shale gas exploration and production. Developed by Friends of the Earth Europe and Food & Water Europe, the report says the Commission's Recommendation [1] is failing to protect the environment and the health of citizens.

15 April 2015

While the European Commission is publicly talking up its climate ambition, it is allowing the shale gas industry to dominate the behind-the-scenes debate on fracking policy. 

This briefing reveals how the European Commission's new expert network on shale gas is dominated by major fracking industry players and those with strong links to it, and freezing out civil society.

1 December 2014

The global development of 'unconventional' fossil fuels such as shale gas has provoked much debate involving scientists, industry, political decision-makers, environmental groups and civil society. More than a decade of large-scale development in North America has left a legacy of environmental damage, primarily resulting from the use of high-volume horizontal hydraulic-fracturing (also known as 'fracking') to extract the unconventional oil and gas.

24 July 2014

This report maps out the lobbying offensive in Brussels to capture the political process around shale gas development, and to block proposals to tighten regulation of the industry.

This report exposes the key players involved – their targets and tactics – and examines the activities of the main shale gas lobby groups and individual companies involved. It reveals a web of lobbying activity, incorporating industry players from both sides of the Atlantic.

19 June 2014

This new research finds that, in a new frontier for shale gas, big energy companies such as Chevron, Shell and Total are 'heading south' to drill in Argentina, including in protected natural areas. This dash for unconventional fossil fuels is taking place at the expense of the interests of local communities, workers and the environment.

6 March 2014

A trade deal between the EU and the US risks opening the backdoor for the expansion of fracking in Europe and the US, reveals this new report.

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