A cross-party committee of MPs has called for flaring on UK oil and gas fields to be banned in the next two years.
The anti-fracking movement has paid tributes to the fashion designer and campaigner, Dame Vivienne Westwood, who died yesterday, aged 81.
The COP27 climate conference ended in Egypt today with a landmark agreement to compensate poorer countries that are the victims of climate change. But there was little progress in tacking emissions from burning fossil fuels, the root cause of global warming.
Anti-fracking groups have welcomed confirmation from Downing Street that Rishi Sunak will reimpose the moratorium in England.
The new prime minister has said he will deliver on the promises in the 2019 Conservative election manifesto.
Fracking opponents have warned of a “huge backlash” if the government agrees to industry demands for new rules to make shale gas production quicker and easier.
The Australian owner of the shale gas company, Cuadrilla, spent $1.107m in the UK in 2021 (about £655,000 at current rates), even though its licences were “on hold” because of the fracking moratorium.
Campaign organisations are taking separate legal actions over plans for a new gasfield and Ineos’s plastics project.
Plans by Egdon Resources to drill for oil in Lincolnshire will not cut energy bills, opponents said during a 17-mile pilgrimage between two proposed sites.
Oil and gas wells planned in East Yorkshire could be drilled under five villages, new maps have revealed.