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Should fracking be banned?
Given that renewable sources of energy are available, it is wrong to use non-renewables.
Fracking is a short term solution with unclear ecological effects. It would be better to invest in renewable energy where the future is much longer and downsides are negligible.
Sustainable forms of energy, such as wind, solar, hydro-electric and geothermal generation are entirely renewable, viable and environmentally responsible forms of energy that are far more limited in their environmental damage.
It is immoral to use non-renewable energy sources.
If unrestricted, the gas boom generated by fracking could
increase the use of fuel by 170%
, which will
increase CO2 emissions by 9%
, harming the planet further.
We should avoid any way of using 'legacy' resources (fossil fuels) for energy. Those materials are more useful as chemicals : for lubrication, 3 d printing, manufacture, HealthCare etc.
Renewable energy will
never be capable
of completely supporting our energy needs.
Gas obtained from fracking can be a
'bridge' or 'transition' fuel to more renewable energy
as it emits significantly less CO2 than coal when burned.
Sources of renewable energy can have negative effects on the surrounding communities and environment.
Pure dependency on renewable energies is
not a viable
option given its current technological state - a hybrid set-up is necessary.
Unfortunately, renewable energy is
Nuclear power (
) is desirable for sustainable energy production