The Energy Minister, Andrea Leadsom, rebuffed suggestions this morning that there was widespread opposition to fracking around Britain. Instead, she said, it offered the opportunity for a new home-grown energy source.
In this week’s Fracking Week in Westminster Chris Matheson on his exclusion from an anti-fracking court case Jim Cunningham on estimates of UK energy from shale gas Julie Elliott on government steps to increase UK energy self-sufficiency Alan Whitehead on a ban on fracking in sensitive areas Plus […]
In this Fracking Week in Westminster: Questions from Jim Cunningham and Lord Young on the role of shale gas in UK energy Lisa Nandy and Jonathan Reynolds accuse the government of confusion on fracking in National Parks Ben Howlett calls for protection from fracking for Bath’s spa water
When is a frack not a frack? And why are some protected areas more protected than others? This post looks at the inconsistencies of some of the rules on fracking.
The government is proposing to ban fracking from the surface of England’s best natural and landscape areas. Details here
In this Fracking Week in Westminster: Call for a shale gas ban in areas supplying water to Hull and East Yorkshire Impact of energy prices on the UK steel industry Green Investment Bank interests in fracking Shale gas and carbon emissions Thanks to TheyWorkForYou for the transcripts 27th […]
Keep checking for live updates on the House of Commons 2nd Delegated Legislation Committee as it discusses regulations on fracking. About 40 MPs, including 18 members of the committee, are attending the hearing. For more details and membership of the committee click here