The housing-market impacts of shale-gas development

The housing-market impacts of shale-gas development / Lucija Muehlenbachs, Beia Spiller, Christopher Timmins, Vox, 9/02/2014

Compared to coal and oil, shale gas offers the prospect of greater energy independence and lower emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants. However, fracking is controversial due to the local externalities it creates – particularly because of the potential for groundwater contamination. This column presents evidence on the size of these externalities from a recent study of house prices. The effect attributable to groundwater contamination risk varies from 10% to 22% of the value of the house, depending on its distance from the shale gas well…

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Danièle Revel (2014, 10 février). The housing-market impacts of shale-gas development. Veille énergie climat. Consulté le 18 juin 2024, à l’adresse

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