United Kingdom: Will Cuadrilla’s shale gas discovery change UK energy forever?

Guardian: On 27 May, a small earthquake shook Blackpool. On 21 September, a much larger 'shock' hit the Lancashire town: the apparent discovery of a globally significant shale gas field, thanks to drilling that may have caused the first tremor. Two crucial questions follow. Is the extent of the find true and, if it is, does it change how the UK will keep its lights on? Gas power stations, cheap and fast to build, are after all the government's get out of jail free card as the pressures of rising prices......

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