As expected, the Green Party has promised to replace fracking, coal-fired power stations and nuclear with renewables.
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
Updated: Cuadrilla accused of “aggressive and sustained” pursuit of costs against anti-fracking campaigner facing jail
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, has been accused of an “aggressive and sustained” pursuit of court costs of more than £55,000 against the leading anti-fracking campaigner, Tina Rothery. Lawyers for Cuadrilla have accused Ms Rothery of “persisting in inaccurately portraying” the legal process.
As anti-fracking groups prepare to take legal action over recent shale gas decisions, the government has announced changes which could make future challenges more expensive.
The shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary confirmed this morning that the next Labour government would ban fracking.
The government has announced it is abolishing the Department of Energy and Climate Change, which regulates some onshore oil and gas operations.
Top stories in this Fracking Week in Politics: Caroline Lucas pushes for answers on unpublished report on shale gas and climate change Rebecca Long-Bailey accuses government of “stripping away” fracking safeguards Lord Grantchester describes fracking as an “unproven” technology Viscount Younger encourages investment in shale gas Lord Brooke […]