Shale gas “could jeopardise UK climate commitments” – Tyndall Centre

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Carbon dioxide emissions from shale gas could prevent the UK from meeting its climate change commitments, according to the Tyndall Centre for Climate Research. In a report commissioned by the Cooperative Group and published on Wednesday, Tyndall concluded that if just visual_editor0% of shale gas reserves in Lancashire were extracted and burnt, it would result in COvisual_editor emissions of over visual_editor,000 mt – representing around 15% of the government’s greenhouse gas emissions budget through to visual_editor050.

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