Category: Politics

Reporting of the politics at national and local level of the shale gas and fracking debate

Quote of the Day: 26 days later

Even before the arrest yesterday of the Green Party MP Caroline Lucas – for illegally blocking the entry to the drilling site, along with other protesters – it was clear that any rational debate [about shale gas exploration] had been drowned out by a shrieking chorus of environmental […]

Who’s Who – energy and science

Lord John Browne of Madingley Government’s lead non executive director on business in the Cabinet Office (appointed by Francis Maude), director of Riverstone Europe LLP and chairman of the board of Cuadrilla Resources Holdings Ltd. Former CEO of BP. Riverstone is a major investor in Cuadrilla Resources Holdings […]

Who’s Who – Balcombe

Katy Dunn Member of No Fracking In Balcombe Society Simon Greenwood Owner of Balcombe Estate which includes the Cuadrilla site at Lower Stumble and a member of Balcombe Parish Councl Francis Maude MP MP for Horsham, which includes Balcombe, and Cabinet Office Minister He said: “Balcombe is unlikely […]

Who’s Who – Politics

Lord John Browne of Madingly Government’s lead non executive director on business in the Cabinet Office (appointed by Francis Maude), director of Riverstone Europe LLP and chairman of the board of Cuadrilla Resources Holdings Ltd. Former CEO of BP. Riverstone is a major investor in Cuadrilla Resources Holdings […]

Does fracking bring down gas prices?

Who says it will? Michael Fallon, Minister for Energy and Business “The potential prize is huge: cheaper bills for everybody”  (31/7/13)  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/10213985/The-potential-prize-from-fracking-is-huge.html Prime Minister, David Cameron Fracking has “real potential to drive energy bills down”. (11/8/13)  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10236664/We-cannot-afford-to-miss-out-on-shale-gas.html Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne “This is a major new energy source […]