Addressing the Financial Times Global Shale Energy Summit, European Commissioner for Environment Janez Potočnik set out the strategy needed in order for the EU to benefit from shale gas extraction.

As Commissioner Potočnik stated: “…we should not forget that shale gas is a fossil fuel and that our ultimate goal is a carbon-free society, which will require the development and support of renewable energies. The production and use of shale gas could only be beneficial to the climate if it helps ...

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