Risky technology or way out of the energy crisis?


A derrick of an oil production platform in Tunkhannock, USA
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With the gas shortage, the controversial fracking is back in focus. Is there still a chance in Germany or are the risks too great? Follow the expert discussion in the live stream at 6 p.m.

WWhat risks are there with fracking and can they be reduced? Could technology help in the current energy crisis? How quickly could natural gas be fracked and how quickly could energy be obtained through fracking in the field of geothermal energy? How would that affect the climate targets? These and other questions will be dealt with today in a live debate entitled: “Fracking in Germany: Risky technology or a way out of the energy crisis?”. discuss it Prof. Dr.-Ing. Moh’d M. Amroengineer at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Prof. dr. Hans HofmannGeotechnologist at the German Research Center for Geosciences and Prof. Dr. Heidi Foth, environmental toxicologist at the University of Halle-Wittenberg. The live stream starts by 18 clock:


Fracking drilling towers will soon be seen everywhere in Germany, as they have been in England
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The online discussion will also be streamed live on YouTube. “The Debate” is an offer from Wissenschaft im Dialog (WiD) and the Technical University of Braunschweig.

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