A wide-ranging review of the onshore petroleum licensing system in Northern Ireland is underway, the economy minister, Diane Dodds, said this afternoon.
The government’s controversial Brexit legislation could override the wishes of people in Scotland and Northern Ireland on fracking, MPs have warned.
The MP for an area with two potential shale gas sites is expected to call in parliament for a permanent ban on fracking in his constituency.
MPs have promised to monitor how quickly the government implements recommendations of the UK’s citizens’ assembly on climate change.
A key part of the UK government’s strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has been opposed by the first citizens’ assembly on climate change.
County councillors in East Yorkshire have rejected calls to declare a climate emergency for a second time.
The UK has “once-in-a lifetime opportunity” to move to a low-carbon future and stimulate the economy after the Covid-19 outbreak, the government’s climate adviser said today.
The UK energy minister said this evening that fracking was over and the government had “moved on”.
The fracking company, Cuadrilla, helped the former shale gas commissioner, Natascha Engel, prepare for a radio interview, according to emails she deleted.