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Commenting on new shale gas estimates announced today, Friends of the Earth Energy Campaigner Tony Bosworth said:
"Shale gas is not the solution to the UK's energy challenges. Its potential has been hugely over-hyped and there's little evidence it will drive down fuel prices.
"Extracting shale gas will have a significant effect on local communities and our environment - the more that's extracted, the bigger those impacts will be.
"The North could be at the heart of Britain’s green energy and economic transformation, but not by turning it into another 'gaslands'.
"We need a 21st century energy revolution based on efficiency and renewables, not more fossil fuels that will add to climate change."