ReFINE is the leading independent research consortium on
fracking, led jointly by Newcastle University and Durham
University. With support from academics across Europe and North
America, the consortium focuses on researching the potential risks
of shale gas and oil exploitation using fracking
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International Scope of the ReFINE
- European funding success.
- International collaboration.
- A look at ReFINE's Social Science research.
Framing Fracking: Exploring Public Perceptions of
Hydraulic Fracturing in the UK
Authors: Laurence Williams, Phil Macnaghten, Richard Davies
and Sarah Curtis.
Journal article published in Public Understanding of Science,
2015. This research was funded by the ReFINE consortium.
New ReFINE Paper Released: Framing Fracking
14 July 2015
The latest publication from ReFINE has been published today in the journal Public Understanding of Science. The social Science paper titled "Framing Fracking" discusses the public's attitudes towards the fracking debate in the UK.
It concludes that policy making institutions often misjudge what issues are key to the public interest; focusing too much on risk analysis and neglecting issues of public trust and confidence in policy makers and industry.