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.
The Irish government has announced it is withdrawing support for a gas import terminal at Shannon on the south west coast.
Bob Seely, the Conservative MP for Isle of Wight, has told campaigners he is against proposals to drill for oil at Arreton.
A government department has refused to release reports by planning inspectors on two public inquiries into shale gas schemes in England.
The government must not lock-in higher greenhouse gas emissions in the Covid-19 recovery package, its adviser on climate change said today.
The government has no plans to extend the moratorium on fracking to other forms of well stimulation, correspondence has revealed.
The result of an appeal by IGas over plans to test a shale gas well at Ellesmere Port has been delayed.
The government has delayed the result of the planning appeal over Ineos shale gas plans in the south Yorkshire village of Woodsetts.