Fracking must be considered as an answer to Wales’ increasing energy needs.

Posted: August 13, 2013 in Business/Cardiff News, Opinion
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FrackingI totally agree with the comment piece in today’s South Wales Echo.  Our nation is becoming desperate for alternative, cheaper forms of energy.  Coal and oil reserves are diminishing in the UK and alternative forms of energy production i.e. nuclear, wind and tidal all have their pros and cons.

With the USA now exporting gas from fracking rather than importing it, we must urgently examine the environmental impact of fracking for if it is found to be safe and economically viable to obtain energy through this method of drilling, it must be allowed.

As with coal reserves under Wales, which were once significant and helped to grow the Welsh economy, if substantial reserves of shale gas are found, this cheaper form of energy could transform our country and provide thousands of jobs and huge income to the principality.

Let’s thoroughly research it and not dismiss the opportunity through ignorance and negativity, it could secure our future energy needs for generations to come.

  1. Alex Jones says:

    There are 300 years of coal in the Welsh hills, there is no need for fracking in the UK.

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