Thank frack that’s over

Thank frack that’s over

Anyone who has read this blog even infrequently will know I am firmly against fracking so to say I am relieved at today’s statement by Paul Wheelhouse in Holyrood is an understatement. It is great to have some good news after what has been a dreadful few days. It’s...
SHALE GAS vs COAL BED METHANE

SHALE GAS vs COAL BED METHANE

There is a lot of confusion regarding the terms Shale Gas and Coal Bed Methane, along with an array of other terms. Here, I attempt to clear up some of the confusion regarding the terms and associated issues. TERMINOLOGY Shale Gas is defined as a natural gas produced...
The Cultural Impacts of Fracking

The Cultural Impacts of Fracking

This is the approximate content of a talk I delivered at the Festival of the Celts on 24th July. Fracking has become one of those issues that gets under your skin (quite literally in some cases – more of which soon) and really energises communities of all sorts. This...