Energy and Environment

Environmental Regulation


EU Engagement with Shale Gas

June 2014, Tim Boersma and Cameron Khodabakhsh

Several European Union member states have an explicit ambition to strengthen their energy security by tapping into indigenous shale gas reserves. To date, a complex set of factors has contributed to the fact that no commercial shale gas extraction has taken place. Tim Boersma and Cameron Khodabakhsh look at the legal framework surrounding shale gas extraction in Europe, including the regulations placed on environmental issues such as air quality and water quality.

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