West Sussex County Council welcome today’s decision. A spokesman said: “Our planning committee has to make decisions based on the merits of individual applications while adhering to national guidelines and policies.
A group of Balcombe residents has lost its High Court battle to overturn the planning permission granted to Cuadrilla to test an exploratory oil well in their village.
An inquiry has been provisionally scheduled for August next year to hear Celtique Energie’s appeal against the refusal of planning permission for exploratory drilling in West Sussex.
Government support for fracking has made people less likely to believe that decisions about shale gas will be objective and independent, according to new research. The study for the Department of Energy and Climate Change also found that the more people learned about shale gas, the more opposed […]
Sovereign wealth fund Michael Bradshaw, professor of global energy at Warwick Business School, told ThisIsMoney.co.uk the wealth fund was “laudable” but “premature in the extreme, as we do not yet know if we have a commercial opportunity’.
The government announced a £5m fund in yesterday’s autumn statement to provide public information on shale gas regulation.
Two discussions of the shale industry yesterday revealed very different views on the fight for public acceptance. The All Party Parliamentary Group on Unconventional Oil and Gas, meeting in Westminster, heard claims from government and industry representatives that they were winning the argument over fracking. But speakers at […]