Part of our work involves exploring the issues around fracking, something which is of concern to many people in our churches and communities. We have produced a briefing for our members to help facilitate conversations and thinking about fracking.
The briefing argues that a policy that seeks to incentivise investment in fracking could divert attention from the need to accelerate investment in clean affordable alternatives to fossil fuels. It would be feasible to satisfy the temporary increase in gas demand with imported gas. This might be appropriate if it enables a better focus on securing investment for the necessary upgrade of infrastructure to support a transition away from fossil fuels.
The resource ends with questions for churches to consider and a list of resources, which we hope are both useful and thought-provoking.