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Reacting to a new report published today (Friday 26 April 2013) by the Energy and Climate Change Committee on the impact of shale gas on energy markets, Friends of the Earth Energy Campaigner Tony Bosworth said:
 
“This report does little to back the case for a UK shale gas revolution.
 
“MPs say clearly that shale gas production may threaten our climate targets, may not stop the price of gas from soaring further and we can't rely on it to improve energy security.
 
“Fracking is dirty, unnecessary and a threat to our climate and environment – it’s little wonder so many communities are in opposition.
 
“Instead of gambling with shale gas we should be building an affordable power system based on our abundant clean energy from the wind, waves and sun.”
 
ENDS
 
Notes to editors:
  
1.     Friends of the Earth’s Clean British Energy campaign, backed by TV Dragons’ Den’s Deborah Meaden, is urging the Government to act now to fix our broken energy system by setting a target in the Energy Bill to clean up our electricity by 2030. Slashing energy waste and developing renewable power from our wind, sun and waves will tackle climate change, create thousands of UK jobs, and make our future fuel bills more predictable.

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