Tagged: Productivity

A Panorama Special on the failure of science and maths teaching in our schools?

A Panorama Special on the failure of science and maths teaching in our schools?

Well that’s what it felt like watching tonight’s effort by the BBC to address the government’s abject failure to create any meaningful and coherent energy policy. The government’s chief adviser appears totally unaware that shale gas is methane which can leak from wells causing climate change, and we saw the...

What the US figures suggest about our shale gas prospects

What the US figures suggest about our shale gas prospects

For a variety of reasons, the expectation of the number of shale gas wells needing to be drilled in the UK deserves a wider discussion than it has had so far. The suspicion is that the topic is one which the industry and the pro-fracking government want to avoid. Indeed...

Shale Bonanza or Damp Squib for the UK? Part 2

Shale Bonanza or Damp Squib for the UK? Part 2

Alan Tootill continues to examine what shale gas holds for our future 5. Cuadrilla’s ambition in PEDL165 (Fylde and West Lancs) In 2011 Cuadrilla estimated there was 200 tcf in their PEDL “patch”. If that is true, how much will they extract? Cuadrilla boss Francis Egan recently talked about 100...