Robert Manning | Atlantic Council, December 07, 2009
Lost amidst the doom and gloom over global warming and energy dependence on the Middle East and Russia is the fact that new technologies and drilling techniques are allowing recovery of gas trapped in shale and gradually but inexorably transforming the global energy security equation. For all the hopes of transitioning to renewable energy sources, as the Copenhagen climate talks underscore, the reality is that fossil fuels will continue to be predominant for the coming decade and probably longer. And as the cleanest of fossil fuels, natural gas will likely remain the fuel of choice.
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Shale Gas Could Transform Energy Geopolitics