Category Archives: France

The beat goes on….

Still no firm conclusion to the French ban on the use of hydraulic fracturing, but things are moving in a positive direction.  The commission which was tasked with coming up with the final set of words to be voted on … Continue reading

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It’s a gas…

Well it must be a gas if you are heading up an investment company that is just about to float on the AIM (Alternative Investment Market). 3Legs Resources, the company who have applied for the Cahors permit and another very … Continue reading

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Act now! Write to the Senate

The Anti Gaz et Huile de Schiste collectif have drafted a letter to be sent to your representative at the Senate before the continued reading of the proposed law and amendments. Maybe it is not too late to influence the … Continue reading

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Mayhem in the senate?

My speed reading of French isn’t brilliant, but I gather that there was mayhem in the Senate during the debate about the law to ban hydraulic fracturing, as there were not enough UMP senators there to make a majority, so … Continue reading

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European Shale Gas is still Hot Air

The economic argument may be the strongest ally for the NO campaign. A report in the Wall Street Journal points out that the production costs of gas from shale in Europe will be considerably higher than they are in the … Continue reading

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Well, where are we going then?

While we wait for the outcome of the Senate reading of the proposed law to ban hydraulic fracturing in France, there is time to contemplate… What IS the future that we want? How ARE we going to produce the energy … Continue reading

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Alternatives to water usage, such as fracturing with propane

In light of the proposal to ban hydraulic fracturing in France, I have been doing some digging of my own to investigate what the alternatives may be for the gas industry. From the website un-naturalgas.org I came across this useful … Continue reading

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Fracking debate in France leading nowhere

As the assembly debates it ‘urgently’ It seems to me that the changes to the wording of the proposed law to now ban hydraulic fracturing as a technique rather than shale gas exploration/extraction as a whole is going to get … Continue reading

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Wording of proposed law watered down

As I suspected, at the meeting on 4th May, the wording of the proposed law to ban fracking has been modified before the reading on 10th. The part about public consultation has been removed and other changes made. As I … Continue reading

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Total investing in solar power

Can they see the writing on the wall? Total is buying in to solar energy with purchase of 60% of US solar panel manufacturer SunPower – let’s hope that their investment will bring renewables back into focus as the way … Continue reading

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