A government survey of public attitudes on energy issues has dropped some questions about fracking and will ask others less frequently.
Lee Rowley, who opposed shale gas exploration in his Derbyshire constituency, has been become a junior minister at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). He was appointed in the reshuffle, along with Greg Hands, the new energy and climate change minister.
Support for fracking fell to its lowest level in the latest phase of a government survey of public attitudes, published today.
The UK Government “lacks a plan” on how to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions, despite setting the target in law almost two years ago, a committee of MPs argued today.
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.
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.
On the first anniversary of the moratorium on fracking, shale gas industry proposals to deal with earthquakes have been dismissed as “insufficient”.
Support for fracking has risen and opposition fallen, according to results from a government survey published today.
The fracking company, Cuadrilla, helped the former shale gas commissioner, Natascha Engel, prepare for a radio interview, according to emails she deleted.
Opposition to fracking has reached a record high of 45%, according to a quarterly government survey of public attitudes.