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What can we have instead of fracking?

Germany nears 75 percent renewable energy

Were the same efforts utilised to make every home energy-efficient, to develop bio-gas from landfill and sewage works, to incentivise the construction of renewable energy infrastructure (quieter and less intrusive than fracking operations), we would be able to avert the energy crisis which fracking is supposed to address.

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/10945105.Bio_gas_instead_of_fracking/?action=complain&cid=12370258

Germany Sets New Record, Generating 74 Percent Of Power Needs From Renewable Energy

“On Sunday, Germany’s impressive streak of renewable energy milestones continued, with renewable energy generation surging to a record portion — nearly 75 percent — of the country’s overall electricity demand by midday. With wind and solar in particular filling such a huge portion of the country’s power demand, electricity prices actually dipped into the negative for much of the afternoon, according to Renewables International .”

Germany has declared a moratorium on fracking until long-term damage to residents or the environment brought about by fracking can be ruled out or until alternative extraction methods become available that don’t rely on the injection of toxic chemicals.Massive hydraulic fracturing of gas wells in tight sandstone began in Germany in 1975, and became common during the period 1978-1985.

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