The government misled parliament and the public over the climate change impacts of shale gas, according to new research. It suggests that ministers may even have breached their code of conduct by giving MPs inaccurate information.
A month-long public consultation began today on regulation of Cuadrilla’s plans to test its exploratory oil well at Balcombe in West Sussex.
This round-up collects together studies, briefings and reports from the past six months on fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry. It includes work on methane emissions, public attitudes to fracking, economics of fossil fuels, impacts of noise on health and dealing with waste.
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.
Environmental permit for shale gas drilling at Tinker Lane in Notts – no groundwater monitoring required
A second shale gas site has come a step closer in north Nottinghamshire.
The Scottish Government announced today it hoped to decide next year whether to allow fracking for unconventional oil and gas.
This round-up looks at studies about fracking published in the past month. Please let us know if we’ve missed a report you think should be included. Click here to get in touch.
This round-up looks at 44 recent studies about fracking published since late March 2016. Please let us know if we’ve missed a report you think should be included. Click here to get in touch.
Top news in this Fracking Week in Politics: Responsibility for fracking regulation Shale gas emissions UK energy policy and the Paris Agreement on climate change Inquiry into Cuadrilla’s fracking plans The SNP and shale gas