21 Apr '11, 4am

European Fracking Lobby Group Caught Peddling Bogus Report

The report in question - the original, that is - is called Roadmap 2050 . It was published by the European Climate Foundation , a green policy analysis think-tank, and looks in depth at energy options, investments, and policies needed in order to meet Europe's goals of reducing carbon emissions 80% by 2050. They found that rapid investment in renewable energy was by far the best means of meeting Europe's energy needs and simultaneously cutting greenhouse gas emissions. No real surprise there, but important work nevertheless. Wanting to ensure their analysis stood up to scrutiny, and could be built upon easily by governments wanting to implement the recommendations, ECF published all of the components of the report, including the facts, figures, and statistics, under an open source "creative commons" license. What it seems the European Climate Foundation didn't realise at t...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/european-fracking-lobby-group-c...

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