Keep up with June 2021’s news with our digest of daily updated headlines about the business, regulation and campaigns around UK fracking, shale, and onshore oil and gas.
16 June 2021
CCC: Adaptation to climate risks ‘underfunded and ignored’ by UK government. Carbon Brief reports on conclusions by the Climate Change Committee that efforts to manage climate risks in the UK leave the nation vulnerable to rising temperatures.
15 June 2021
14 June 2021
IGas announces plans to produce hydrogen from methane at two sites in Surrey. DrillOrDrop report
13 June 2021
Reports from the G7 summit. Guardian (G7 reaffirmed goals but failed to provide funds needed to reach them, experts say), Reuters (G7 climate commitments judged too weak to bag COP26 success), Press Association (G7 leaders clear that action to tackle climate change has to start with us: PM), Politico (G7 leaders stumble on coal phaseout timeline), Times (Leaders sign up to fund ‘green industrial revolution’), Independent (G7: ‘Dead mermaids’ appear on beach in protest calling on leaders to act on ocean death)
Anti-fracking activist welcomes report’s claim that it is ‘not compatible with human rights law’. The Impartial Reporter says Diane Little, an opponent of fracking, has welcome a report by the Irish Centre for Human Rights which concluded that fracking was incompatible with human rights law obligations.
11 June 2021
Time’s up for Ineos at Harthill shale gas site – planning permission expires. DrillOrDrop report
9 June 2021
Rathlin’s 25-year oil drilling plans “not likely to have significant effects on the environment”, says minister. DrillOrDrop report on screening direction for West Newton-A
8 June 2021
Most UK adults want government spending on North Sea oil redirected to renewables. A survey of 2,300 people by Paid to Pollute, ahead of the G7 summit, finds that 63% believe the billions of government spending on North Sea oil and gas should be switched to low carbon industries. A further 61% want a plan to wind down existing extraction of UK oil and gas. 67% think Westminster should support industry workers to retain in the low carbon economy. Insider.co.uk, the National, Energy Voice
7 June 2021
Fracking bans: Ireland firmly in favor while Germany sits on the fence. Energy Transition reports on the the fault lines of the debate about banning fracking and explains why it is vital that the general public weighs in to comment on the draft report of the German Expert Committee on Fracking.
4 June 2021
Rathlin pledges to cut daily tanker numbers in West Newton plan. DrillOrDrop report on Rathlin Energy’s response to online consultation
3 June 2021
Planners seek more details on national importance of Egdon’s Biscathorpe oil plans. DrillOrDrop report on Lincolnshire County Council request for more information. The council said the company’s application has failed to demonstrate fully that drilling and oil production in a protected landscape is in the national interest.
“Saltfleetby loan fully available”. Angus Energy reports that the full £12m loan facility required for the redevelopment of the Saltfleetby gas field is now “fully available”. The company says £5.84m has been drawn down and the balance will be drawn in the coming weeks.
Activists block access to Peterhead Power Station, accuse SSE of ‘greenwashing’. Energy Voice reports that campaigners have blocked the entrance to Peterhead Power Station this morning in a protest against site operator SSE’s sponsorship of the COP26 summit.
2 June 2021
Latest UK onshore oil production data. DrillOrDrop report on production from February 2021.
Glasgow City Council defers decision on fossil fuel investments. Friends of the Earth Scotland and Divest Strathclyde report that Glasgow City Council has agreed that divestment of pension funds from fossil fuels could happen in principle. A decision on whether to stop investing in fossil fuels must now take place at a meeting of Strathclyde Pension Fund committee in September. Independent
Leaks account for half of major methane sources at largest US oilfield: study. PhysOrg reports on a study by NASA which found that malfunctioning equipment accounts for about half of the biggest sources of potent greenhouse gas methane emissions at the United States’ largest oilfield
1 June 2021
IGas planning consent for Stoke-on-Trent geothermal scheme. IGas reports that it has received planning approval for a deep geothermal scheme in the Etruria Valley.
BP CEO calls IEA scenario ‘credible’ despite planning more oil and gas projects. Energy Voice reports that Bernard Looney has described an IEA net zero scenario calling for the end of new oil and gas projects as “credible”, despite the firm planning major fossil fuel developments.
‘Get its own house in order’: UK urged to end new fossil fuel licensing in North Sea to meet net zero. Business Green reports on a letter from 50 campaign groups which urges the UK government to heed recent advice of International Energy Agency that growing fossil fuel supply is incompatible with a 1.5C world. Edie.net
Revealed: the UK’s worst carbon polluters aren’t who you think. Greenpeace reports that regulating the finance sector is probably the biggest single thing the government could do to stop the global climate catastrophe.
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