Alex Kirby, of the Climate News Network, reports on a new study which warns that fracking will not rescue us from climate change because increased production of gas and rising demand for it will result in higher, not lower emissions. The argument that fracking can help to reduce […]
Labour accused the government yesterday of taking a “lackadaisical” approach to regulating fracking by relying on voluntary agreements with the industry.
28th June 2014 Transcripts of the last week of parliamentary debates and questions on fracking and shale gas and oil Michael Fallon says shale gas emissions likely to be lower than those from imported LNG or European gas With thanks to theyworkforyou.com
17th June 2014 Paul Mobbs, an environmental researcher, told last night’s We Need To Talk About Fracking debate that the government was using “dodgy dossiers” to try to persuade people that fracking was safe. Ministers’ “placatory words” had “absolutely no substance whatsoever”, he said.
20th May 2014 The British shale industry was warned yesterday to learn from Australia and to not rush into fracking without a proper public debate.
13th May 2014 Shale gas can’t be a significant part of UK energy if we want to avoid damaging climate change, a researcher in carbon emissions told an industry conference this afternoon.
14th April 2014 The latest IPCC report urges a dash for gas to allow us to reduce the burning of coal. And it accepts the use of shale gas, which threatens to be far more polluting than originally thought. ALEX KIRBY, of the CLIMATE NEWS NETWORK, argues that the IPCC […]
Public Health England (PHE) has called for more controls on testing Cuadrilla’s oil exploration well at Balcombe to protect people from possible pollution threats. Responding to the company’s latest planning application, the organisation (established last year to protect and improve the nation’s health) recommended: Further checks on the […]
21st February 2014 The green movement’s opposition to shale gas on climate change grounds came under attack on Wednesday (February 19th) from both the Government and the hydrocarbon industry. The Chancellor, George Osborne, and Francis Egan, the chief executive of Cuadrilla, both argued that shale gas would help […]
13/2/14 A climate change campaigner locked himself to the top of a water tanker leaving Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site at Balcombe to persuade the media that the anti-fracking protests were not petering out. 66-year old Robert Basto, who has a PhD in physics, told Brighton Magistrates Court that […]