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Advantages and Disadvantages of Fracking
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Fracking

As the world keep modernising, it needs more and more energy to run. This energy is obtained from various sources. Energy sources can be classified into two broad categories on the basis of their nature. These categories are – renewable and non-renewable. Renewable energy sources including solar energy, wind energy, hydro energy, et cetera. Non-renewable sources of energy are fossil fuels. Furthermore, there are various types of fossil fuels. These include natural gas, petroleum, coal, et cetera. There are also multiple ways to obtain these fuels. One of those ways is fracking. As is true of all things, fracking has its own advantages and disadvantages. WHAT IS FRACKING? Fracking is short for “hydraulic fracturing”. It is the process of drilling deep into the ground to extract fossil fue...