UK shale gas is more lead balloon than silver bullet

An interesting analysis on shale gas potential in the Uk over at the Guardian site and worth a visit for those many of you I know are interested in the debate.

Fracking's backers say it will deliver a quick, cheap way of cutting carbon emissions. The latest analysis shows none of these claims stands up

A curious snipet -

Ed Davey, secretary of state for energy and climate change, derided Browne's "regrettably partial" analysis and addressed the myth that shale gas is all set to flow and transform the UK's energy future: "Until we have more certainty about the potential scale and costs of shale gas production in the UK it is unwise to assume it will be some kind of silver bullet."

Take a look, but come back -