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Achim Steiner: shale gas rush 'a liability' in efforts slow climate change

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Suzanne Goldenberg in Half Moon Bay, California
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Shale gas could turn out to be "a liability" to global efforts limit climate change, the United Nations' top environmental official has warned.

Supporters of the shale gas boom, which has spread across America and more recently to Europe, claim the fuel could help wean economies off the more carbon-intensive coal,.

But Achim Steiner, who heads the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), said there was a far greater risk that the switch from coal to natural gas would only delay the much more critical energy transition from fossil to renewable fuels. ... Read more about Achim Steiner: shale gas rush 'a liability' in efforts slow climate change

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