Who’s Who – energy and science

Lord John Browne of Madingley

Government’s lead non executive director on business in the Cabinet Office (appointed by Francis Maude), director of Riverstone Europe LLP and chairman of the board of Cuadrilla Resources Holdings Ltd. Former CEO of BP. Riverstone is a major investor in Cuadrilla Resources Holdings Ltd.

Allan Stuart Campbell

Director of Cuadrilla Resources Holdings and Non-Independent Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of AJ Lucas Group Ltd ( A J Lucas is a major investor in Cuadrilla Resources Holdings

Michael Fallon MP

Minister for Energy and Business

He said: “We are going to see how thick their rectory walls are , whether they like the flaring at the end of the drive.” “We will only allow fracking if it is safe and fully protects the environment….The potential prize is huge: cheaper bills for everybody and a reduced dependence on expensively imported gas and oil rom the ret of the world”

Lord Howell

Chair of Winsor Energy Group, former Government advisor on energy policy, father-in-aw of George Osborne

He said: “There are large and uninhabited and desolate areas. Certainly in part of the north east where there’s plenty of room for fracking, well away from anybody’s residence, where we could conduct without any kind of threat to the rural environment

Sir David King

Government’s former scientific advisor

He said: “Careful regulation is needed” “We are going to need to sink something like a thousand or two thousand wells a year in the short term” “We will need to wean ourselves off gas. My worry is that we will put off the alternative technologies”

Tim Yeo MP

Former chair of the Energy Select Committee

He said: “one of the difficult things for the Government is the balance of how strong the planning guidance should be to compel local communities to accept it” [fracking]

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