Diary

What’s happening this week? 21-27 November 2016

whats happening this weekThis  week’s diary features a legal challenge in the High Court in London by Frack Free Ryedale and Friends of the Earth against the approval of planning permission to frack at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire. Also five community meetings, two meet-the-regulator events, a fundraiser, a consultation deadline and a parliamentary debate. 

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 November and later in the year here

Monday 21 November 2016

Are we going to be fracked? Presentation by Frack Free South Yorkshire to Warmsworth Parish Council, 6.30pm, 42 Low Road West, Warmsworth, Doncaster DN4 9LE. Details

The Frackers are coming to Leeds Public information meeting about the transport of fracking waste fluid to the treatment plant in Leeds. Speakers and opportunity to ask questions. 6.30pm-8.30pm, St Joseph’s Catholic Club, 4 Whitfield Avenue, LS10 2QE Leeds. Details

Are we going to be fracked? Presentation by Frack Free South Yorkshire to Brodsworth Parish Council, Scawsby Community Centre, Barnsley Road, Doncaster DN5 8QQ (opposite Aldi). Details

Purpose of the Shale Wealth Fund: adjournment debate in the House of Commons proposed by Caroline Flint, Labour, Don Valley, final item of business, Houses of Parliament, London SW1. Details

Tuesday 22 November 2016

Hearing to decide whether a judicial review should go ahead into North Yorkshire County Council’s approval of Third Energy’s plans to frack at Kirby Misperon. Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London WC2A 2LL. If the JR is given the go ahead, the case will continue immediately.

Are we going to be fracked? presentation by Frack Free South Yorkshire to Hampole and Skelbrooke Parish Meeting, 7pm, St Michael’s Church, Skelbrooke, Doncaster.

Wednesday 23 November 2016

Second day set aside to hear judicial review of North Yorkshire County Council’s approval of Third Energy’s plans to frack at Kirby Misperon. Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London WC2A 2LL

Meet the Regulators drop-in session, with representatives of Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority, and Public Health England. 2pm-7.30pm, The Best Western Crewe Arms Hotel, Nantwich Road, Crewe, Cheshire CW2 6DN.

Frack Free Banwell and Weston-Super-Mare bi-weekly action meeting, 7pm-9.30pm, The Bristol Hotel, 29 Locking Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 3BZ. Details

Thursday 24 November 2016

Deadline for comments on Draft Minerals Local Plan for Gloucestershire 2018-32. Link to plan. And link to booklet from Frack Off Our Forest

Meet the Regulators drop-in session, with representatives of Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority, and Public Health England.  2-7pm, Acacia Centre, Acacia Avenue, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 9BH

Real Media tour: Media training workshop, 7pm-9pm, Oxford Hub, 16-17 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DH. Booking required. Details and to book

The Fallacies of the Fracking Frenzy, public anti-fracking talk by Dr Stephen Garsed, hosted by Fylde Constituency Labour Party, 7pm, Aztex Venue, Pleasure Island, South Promenade, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire FY8 1LS. Details

Saturday 26 November 2016

Frack Free Driffield and Wolds drop-in event, 2pm-4pm, Church Rooms, Thwing, East Yorkshire. Details

Sunday 27 November 2016

Folk Against Fracking fundraising gig for Frack Free South Yorkshire and Sheffield Against Fracking, 3pm-10pm, The Shakespeare, 146-148 Gibraltar Street, Sheffield S3 8UB. Details

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 November and later in the year here

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  1. The new generation of mighty offshore 8MW wind turbines are now supplying electricity to the UK grid

    http://www.dongenergy.co.uk/news/press-releases/articles/first-power-from-dong-energys-burbo-bank-extension

    Offshore wind prices are dropping as new projects come on line

    http://www.dongenergy.com/en/media/newsroom/news/articles/dong-energy-wins-tender-for-dutch-offshore-wind-farms

    With the UK grid capable of 50% renewables, we need to move quickly to meet our legally binding targets and get the best deals as offshore wind prices drop through technological advances, bulk orders, and fierce competition.

    Understand wind power at

    http://offshorewind.works/

    Fossil fuels are finite and destroying our planet.

    Wind power is infinite and comes from a free source.

    • John – fantastic deal for the UK. The contracts for difference (CFD) 2012 strike price is £150/ MWhr – for 15 years – installed capacity 258MW so will produce on an annual basis equivalent to 116MW at Load Factor of 45%. Hinckley C strike price is £92.50/MWhr and has a installed capacity of 3,200MW. With a Load fcator of 90% this is equivalent to 2,880MW operating on an annual basis. And the cost per MWhr is a lot lower – 2012 strike price is £92.50. Both inflation protected I believe.

      Apparently todays market price for electricity is about £40 / MWhr.

      So why bother with intermittent wind at these prices? I can see why Dong Energy bother…….£££££

      You do seem to promote Dong Energyan awful lot, are you paid to advertise them?

      • First big players into new markets need good returns to cover innovation and set up costs. On top of that they can coin it in as competition is minimal. Early struck deals for renewables are expensive. Hornsea 1 is very expensive.

        What we are seeing is the costs trending down fast as competition increases and larger more efficient machines and management systems come on line.

        Dong energy is having to drop it’s prices substantially to gain tenders.

        Way before any shale gas possibley gets into our energy mix offshore wind power will become very affordable. Onshore on good sites is already the cheapest form of energy

        A quick glance at how much the people of the UK would be paying. Figures from the Paul Tresco and Mr M camp versus the DECC figures.

        https://www.carbonbrief.org/how-much-will-wind-cost-scottish-consumers

        Mr M -lots and lots of wind energy produced in last 6 years ( since UK shale tried to frack). Amount of shale gas produced in the same.
        Absolutely none apart from a thimbleful from preese hall which caused this

        https://www.gov.uk/government/…/5075-preese-hall-shale-gas-fracturing-review.pdf

        A fantasy, un established, dirty,dangerous new UK fossil fuel industry, rejected by top US and Norweign gas producers, restricted at every move it makes by the bulk of the UK population, the Labour movement, SNP, Liberal Democrats, Unite Union, Welsh Government, Irish Government, trying to establish against global climate change threat etc

        against

        A well proven and established renewable energy system, dropping in price, using infinite free wind and daylight as it’s energy source, improving efficiency all the time,and helping to meet our legally binding emissions targets.

        It is quite clear who the bookies will be backing.

        • John,

          Thaks for the REF link – I had not seen it. But this clearly supports what I said in the discussion on this subject previously on this BB – currently Scottish Policy on renewables is to milk as much money from English consumers as possible through the various subsidy schemes – due to their higher wind installed capacity vs our much higher population. This is why if Scotland goes independent, and if they have another referendum I hope they do, Scotland should be responsible for their own renewables subsidy schemes, as should England be. That is what REF is saying.

          From the numbers it is clear that if things continue as they are the English will be paying over £300 / per person in Scotland for their wind farm subsidies unless Scotland starts to pay it’s own way.

          This is not a discussion about onshore shale gas, my point is that we need gas, origin irrelevant.

          And we in England shouldn’t be subsiding an independent Scotland. But of course Nicola knows this, one of her key issues post independence was to keep things as they are with electrcity generation. If you think that is fair and reasonable you better move to Scotland and pay the extra £400 to your wind turbine heros.

          • The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) estimates subsidies for renewables paid out through the Renewables Obligation (RO) and the government’s electricity market reform (EMR) programme will add a net total of £69 to consumer electricity bills across the UK.

            £69 seems reasonable to move forward down the right path

            https://www.carbonbrief.org/how-much-will-wind-cost-scottish-consumers

            Interesting that you referenced 2012 wind price to Hinkley

            Well it is now 2016. Let’s see how MW hour prices compare in real time.

            http://energydesk.greenpeace.org/2016/11/15/offshore-wind-power-vattenfall-denmark-record/

            Not sure if the UK population want to become overpaying Nuclear heros with nowhere to dump radioactive waste

            Offshore wind prices have dropped by 50% on some projects in last few years.

            Try as it may to resist, this Government will buckle to the might of renewables.

            Climate change, cost, and common sense will get us there.

            PS The wind and solar energy giants do know that the wind doesn’t blow all the time and the sun goes away at night.

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