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.
Union Jack Oil announced this morning it had increased its interest in the Biscathorpe oil site in Lincolnshire.
In this guest post, researcher and anti-fracking campaigner Ben Dean argues there should be a change to the law which currently could allow the Chinese to influence shale gas exploration in England.
The owner of the fracking firm Cuadrilla predicted today that England’s moratorium on hydraulic fracturing would be lifted – but not before 2021.
The UK’s Climate Assembly has said government plans for economic recovery from the coronavirus outbreak should also help achieve net zero carbon emissions.
A campaign group is seeking to overturn council coronavirus arrangements which they say deny them the right to speak in person at a meeting to decide major plans to frack near Formby.
DrillOrDrop’s diary is back after a break when many events were cancelled or postponed by the coronavirus outbreak.
The UK energy minister said this evening that fracking was over and the government had “moved on”.
The trial of 12 anti-fracking campaigners who parked a caravan in front of Cuadrilla’s shale gas site has been abandoned.
The amount of carbon that would be emitted during any future oil production at West Newton in East Yorkshire would be smaller than the UK onshore average, according to the conclusions of a study announced today.