Polish Environment Minister Maciej Grabowski announced on Friday that Poland and the UK will commission an independent report on shale gas exploration, it’s benefits, impact on the environment and its effects on the two countries and the EU.
“Shale gas production may improve energy security, economic growth and, what is equally important, it may help reduce carbon dioxide emissions,” the minister said. “Knowledge about this potential is not common,” he added explaining that this is the main reason for commissioning the report.
The report is expected to be completed before the end of the year, Mr Grabowski said.
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