This evasive gibberish is apparently what the US will be championing at the Doha 2012 climate conference – that fracking is beneficial because it’s not as destructive as coal. Golly, wouldn’t a better idea be to have massive offshore wind farms, more big solar power plants, and a smart grid? But instead we get greenwashing, phony claims of progress while backing the same old dirty power. Ouch, this makes my brain hurt.
The US is claiming credit for “enormous” efforts on climate change – delivered in part by the carbon reductions from its investments in the controversial practice of “fracking” for shale gas.