As expected, the Green Party has promised to replace fracking, coal-fired power stations and nuclear with renewables.
This round-up looks at recent studies, briefings and reports on fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry. It includes work on acidising, methane emissions, public attitudes to fracking, economics of fossil fuels, impacts of noise on health and dealing with waste.
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.
A new study argues that much of world’s known and extractable fossil fuel reserves and even more of potential fossil fuel resources must stay buried to prevent damaging climate change.
Green groups accuse government of inaction over coal – after minister calls them “morally-disingenuous”
2/7/14 Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace defended their campaign against shale gas and accused the government of failing to take action over greenhouse gas emissions from coal.
Climate change minister says green groups are “foolish” and “morally-disingenuous” in opposing shale gas
30th June 2014 Climate change minister Greg Barker has accused environmental groups of being “foolish” and “morally disingenuous” for opposing shale gas and fracking, but “doing little” about coal.
Update on Timeline – September 2013 19/9/2013 Anglers come out against fracking. The Angling Trust, which represents game, coarse and sea anglers in England says current environmental regulations aren’t good enough to deal with fracking. It urges the government not allow fracking unless sustainable supplies of water are […]