Read the following article from The Independent newspaper about how many fracking wells would be needed to reduce gas imports to the UK . Then use our resources on fracking in the UK to understand the conflicts surrounding the use of this contentious energy resource.
Could the UK to reduce its energy dependency on countries like Russia and France by generating home grown energy? To reduce gas imports alone by 50 per cent, 6100 fracking wells would need to be built. What would the benefits and problems of this suggestion be? Is it a sustainable option for the future of the UK's energy supplies?
Here are some resources to help develop your students knowledge and understanding of fracking and and the issues surrounding its use.