As the Suddeutsche Zeitung is currently reported, citizens in Germany have accustomed to spend an ever larger share of their budget on energy every year. Dallas, 23.08.2013. “Whether heating oil or natural gas, gasoline or diesel, electricity or district heating – the final prices for energy in any form are stronger in the past ten years has risen as the General cost of living”, as the Suddeutsche. So, for example, the price of heating oil from 2002 to 2012 from 35 Euro 90 euro rose. The price of electricity doubled in that time. 2011, households spent 108 billion for energy.
At the turn of the Millennium, these were still 25 billion euros of less. The Federal Association of German housing and real estate companies complained about the rising costs. From 2000 to 2012, gas has become to 93 percent more expensive and fuel oil by 143 percent. An end to this spiral of costs is thereby not refrain, as energy prices tend to be rather continue to rise. Also hope you could by a part of the price increases of oil and gas renewable energy intercept, which doesn’t seem to be coming true. The expenses for the adaptation of the infrastructure in Germany, providing favourable wind power or solar energy are obviously too high. The Chancellor threatens”rather already so, to implement a solution, where she will participate the renewable energy provider the costs of the power plant after the Bundestag election. Against this background, and because it looks no better in other European countries energy prices, the extraction of shale gas by the so-called Fracken is currently a political as public theme.
Fracking is pressed a mixture of water, sand and chemicals in large quantities and under high pressure in a borehole. Thus the slate is blown up (gefrackt”), whereby the existing petroleum and natural gas can be extracted. Opponents of this procedure among others warn of the risks of poisoning of groundwater by the chemical cocktail. The other unpleasant side-effects are the related possible Erosion. In the United States the business with the fracking has already become a billion dollar market. The persons in charge of the Amtex oil & gas Inc., focusing on the conventional development and optimization of existing oil wells, see also the beginning of a public debate in this batch location interests. In the UK the theme of fracking has already become a national debate”so Amtex oil & gas Inc. Here, a company had to stop drilling in the County of Sussex, due to massive protests. While on the other hand the British Government adheres to their plans and promises high incentives for the controversial funding method. France has already out a ban, however, for the extraction of shale gas and oil shale by fracking. Critics complain here however, that WINS France 85 percent of its electricity through nuclear power. This is far more dangerous. The Federal Government is not yet sure obviously in terms of their own opinion. So was a planned Draft law on fracking postponed at least until the Bundestag election in September. A typical response to this topic reflects also an opinion poll: then the majority of respondents for the extraction procedure by fracking is though – at their own place of residence but didn’t the majority of respondents.