Billions of pounds remain invested in fossil fuels through local government pension funds, even though three-quarters of councils have declared a climate emergency, a new report reveals.
Support for fracking has declined over the past decade and opposition has become more deeply entrenched, a new study of public attitudes in the UK has concluded.
This post has links to more than 70 studies, briefings and research papers on fracking and the UK onshore oil and gas industry published since 2018.
A study by climate scientists says carbon capture and storage (CCS) cannot meet the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Official oil production at the Horse Hill site in Surrey has fallen to its lowest level so far, according to monthly data released today.
The number of onshore oil and gas wells drilled in the UK in 2020 fell to a 70-year low.
Stuart Haszeldine, Professor of Geology at the University of Edinburgh, reviews new research on fracking-induced earthquakes, released yesterday by the Oil & Gas Authority. The studies analysed hydraulic fracturing at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site near Blackpool and concluded that induced seismicity was difficult to predict […]
The government is standing by its moratorium on fracking in England after new research concluded that induced earthquakes were hard to predict and manage.
Hydrocarbon companies that want to maintain their position in the economy have to become wholly different businesses, the government’s climate change advisor has warned. Launching the world’s first detailed route map to a fully decarbonised nation, Lord Deben, chair of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), said: “We […]
More than a third of people oppose fracking for shale gas while just under a quarter support it, according to the latest data from a government survey released this morning.