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Fracking: The New Energy Rush

Episode 14 of 18

Topical science series. Iain Stewart investigates a controversial energy rush for the natural gas found deep underground, sometimes right under the places people live in.

Series exploring topical scientific issues.

Iain Stewart investigates a new and controversial energy rush for the natural gas found deep underground. Sometimes, this is right under the places people live in. Getting it out of the ground involves hydraulic fracturing - or fracking.

Iain travels to America to find to find out what it is, why it is a potential game changer and what we can learn from the US experience. He meets some of the people who have become rich from fracking as well as the communities worried about the risks.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 20 Jun 2013 23:50

Credits

Role Contributor
Producer Jeff Wilkinson
Series Editor James Van Der Pool
Series Editor Aidan Laverty
Presenter Iain Stewart

Broadcasts

  • Wed 19 Jun 2013 21:00
  • Thu 20 Jun 2013 23:20
  • Thu 20 Jun 2013 23:50

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