Guest: Russell Gold
Over the past decade, “fracking”, formally called hydraulic fracturing, of natural gas has vastly expanded throughout Pennsylvania and the United States. While natural gas is a cleaner fuel source than coal, fracking has been mired in controversy due to concerns over pollution and safety. In his new book The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World, RUSSELL GOLD explores the history of fracking, modern technology, and the complex narrative surrounding the practice. In this hour of Radio Times, we’ll hear from Gold about his book and how fracking is changing the energy landscape in the US and across the world.