What’s happening this week? 26 September – 2 October 2016

whats happening this week21 events this week including party conference fringe meeting and lobby, Meet the Regulators’ information session, film screenings, campaign launch, council recommendation on IGas shale gas plan in Nottinghamshire, consultation deadline, lobby of Scottish parliament and tea party opposite Buckingham Palace.

Please let us know (click here) if any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included. Event listings for the rest of September and later in the year here

Monday 26 September 2016

Frack Free Mansfield meeting and screening of Groundswell Rising, 7.30pm, Friends Meeting House, Rosemary St, Mansfield NG19 6AB. Details

Frack Free Nottinghamshire stall at University of Nottingham Freshers Fayre, 10am-4pm.

Labour Party Conference fringe meeting What’s Wrong With Fracking?, hosted by Thirsk & Malton Constituency Labour Party. Film, Q+A panel and speakers including Rachel Maskell MP, shadow Secretary of State for the Environment. 6.30pm, Suite 9, Jurys Inn, Keel Wharf, Liverpool L3 4FN.Details

Tuesday 27 September 2016

Likely date for the publication of Nottinghamshire County Council planning officer’s recommendation on IGas shale gas application for Springs Road, Misson.

Frack Free Nottinghamshire stall at University of Nottingham Freshers Fayre, 10am-4pm.

Protest against the arrival of US shale gas, 10.45, opposite INEOS head office, Boness Road and Inchyra Road, Grangemouth, FK3 9XB

What would you do Ma’am. Tea party organised by Lancashire Nana’s anti-fracking group, Queen Victoria Memorial, opposite Buckingham Palace, 2pm-8pm, London SW1 1AA. Details

Louise Somerville Williams to speak at a film and discussion night organised by Frack Free Westbury. Doors open 7.15pm, main hall, The Laverton, Bratton Road, Bratton Rd, Westbury BA13 3EN. Details and here

Launch of South Lanarkshire Against Unconventional Gas (SLAUG) Clydesdale campaign against shale gas exploration, 7.15pm, Thornton Road Community Centre, Kirkmuirhill, Lanarkshire ML11 9QE.Details

Wednesday 28 September 2016

Closing date of consultation into environmental permit application by IGas for shale gas exploration at Tinker Lane, Bassetlaw, north Nottinghamshire. Consultation details

Informal information session by staff from The Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority and Public Health England on regulation of the onshore oil and gas industry. 2pm-7pm, The Milton Roads, Market Place, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 7LX.

Frack Free Ashfield Monthly meeting, 7.30pm-9pm, Wyvern Club, Urban Road, Kirkby in Ashfield NG17 8DB.

INEOS public meeting with Stocksbridge Community Forum,7.30pm, The Venue, 650 Manchester Rd, Stocksbridge, Sheffield S36 1AJ. Details

Fracking in Sussex: Could it ever happen? September Green Drinks meeting, 8pm, Steyning Cricket Club, Charlton Street BN44 3LU. Details

Thursday 29 September 2016

Calling for Climate Action – mass lobby of Scottish Parliament, 11.30am-2.30pm, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh EH99 1SP. Details

Publication of the government’s greenhouse gas emissions statistics for Q2 2016, Energy Trends Q2 2016, Energy Prices Q2 2016.

Friday 30 September 2016

Frack Free Ryedale and Frack Free Malton and Norton demonstration outside constituency surgery of MP Kevin Hollinrake, 9.30am, 109 Town Street, Old Malton, YO17 7HD

Scottish Energy Association UK Shale Energy Conference, chaired by Ross Martin, CEO of SCDI, with speakers from Centrica, BGS, Columbus Energy, Reach CSG, Arenite Petroleum, UKOOG and OGIC. 9.30am at Technology & Innovation Centre (TIC), University of Strathclyde, 99 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RD. Details

Friends of the Earth and Beautiful Planet present screening and discussion of the film Demain, 7pm-9.30pm, The Mystery Tea House, 23 Cannon Street, Preston PR1 3NR

Saturday 1 October 2016

New powers conferred on the Oil and Gas Authority as an independent regulator of the UK oil and gas industry. The government says the independent regulator will be able to “act with greater speed and flexibility to drive investment, support jobs and further the UK’s competitive edge in the oil and gas industry to ensure the UK remains an attractive destination for investment”. Details

Sunday 2 October 2016

Demonstration outside the Conservative Party Conference against fracking and in favour of clean energy, 11.30am-4pm, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BD. Details


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