A key part of the UK government’s strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has been opposed by the first citizens’ assembly on climate change.
The UK should phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said today.
In this week’s Fracking Week in Parliament: Labour MPs question the Energy Minister on fracking policy, regulation and staffing. Plus parliamentary questions and speeches on fracking impacts, the Conservative manifesto and opposition to shale gas.
In this Fracking Week in Parliament: Fracking and carbon capture and storage Fracking and the Green Investment Bank sale Fracking and public consultation in Scotland
The climate change minister, Nick Hurd, said the UK owed it to future generations to find out whether it could produce shale gas.
In this Fracking Week in Parliament: Lord Vinson on shale gas and energy self-sufficiency Alex Cunningham on carbon capture and storage for coal and gas Carolyn Harris on tidal lagoons instead of fracking Baroness Featherstone on shale gas versus tackling climate change
A committee of MPs has suggested the government policy of increased use of gas fired power stations will make it hard for the UK to meet carbon reduction targets by 2030.
Environment Agency “washed its hands” of available waste treatment, inquiry told + other key points from Day 12
The Environment Agency has “washed his hands” of whether there would be available capacity for treating flowback waste from Cuadrilla’s fracking sites in Lancashire, the shale gas inquiry in Blackpool heard today.
The government’s policy to promote shale gas as a bridge to a low carbon future is challenged by new research from the UK Energy Research Centre, published today.
Shale gas could help the UK move to a low carbon economy, according to an industry-funded panel.