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German Advisory Council on the Environment: Fracking Not Necessary for the Energiewende

In an expert opinion on the fracking technology by the Sachverständigenrat für Umweltfragen (German Advisory Council on the Environment; SRU) released today, SRU suggest to deal with the opportunities and risks of fracking “in a matter-of-fact way”. However, SRU considers the extraction of gas using fracking as not necessary for Germany’s energy policy transition towards a mainly renewable energy supply.

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Federal Cabinet Not to Vote on Fracking Bill

A legal framework for the fracking technology used for extracting nat­ural gas and oil from deep underground is not likely to be voted on by Parliament in the near future. Due to disagreement within the ruling Conservative/Liberal coalition the Federal Cabinet will not vote on a fracking bill on Wednesday, various newspapers report.

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BMU and BMWi Agree on Fracking Proposal

The Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) and the Federal Economics Ministry (BMWi) have presented a joint proposal to amend the Federal Water Resources Act (WHG) and the Ordinance on Environmental Impact Assessments Concerning Mining Projects (UVP-V) in order to regulate the use of the controversial fracking method, setting new conditions.

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