Germany is balking at fracking for natural gas.
The Via Meadia blog at The American Interest writes: "There are real environmental and geopolitical consequences to taking a hard line like this. Natural gas is one of the cleanest-burning fossil fuels. By dismissing it, Germany removes a large green component from its energy mix. That hole has to be filled with other sources of energy, like dirty-burning coal. On the geopolitical side, fracking could help Germany and the EU reduce their dependence on Russian natural gas."
Read the whole thing here.
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