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.
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.
2020 was a frack free year in the UK because the shale gas industry failed to persuade ministers to lift blocks on the process.
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.
Opposition to fracking has reached a record high of 45%, according to a quarterly government survey of public attitudes.
Just one in ten people support fracking in the UK, according to the latest results in a quarterly government survey.
Opposition to fracking reached 44%, a record high, in the latest government survey of public attitudes to shale gas.
A public inquiry which opens tomorrow into oil plans in north Lincolnshire could see the first examination of the government moratorium on fracking.