A new MIT report shows shale gas in the US creates jobs, keeps energy prices low but suppresses the development of the renewables revolution.  

"Shale might provide the flexibility to meet reduction targets at lower costs today, making it a strong “bridge” in the short term to a low-carbon future. But the report concludes that we can’t let “the greater ease of the near term … erode efforts to prepare a landing at the other end of the bridge.”

Read the full MIT report “The Influence of Shale Gas on U.S. Energy and Environmental Policy”.