Our digest of October’s headlines about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments – and reaction to them – in the UK and around the world.
The past few weeks has seen the publication of a range of research on public attitudes to fracking, health implications, pollution issues and regulation, along with the competing roles of fossil fuels and renewables as energy sources.
In this Fracking Week in Westminster only one reference to shale and onshore oil and gas: Lord Lawson describes the Lancashire refusal of Cuadrilla’s planning application for fracking as “deplorable” – and Government minister, Baroness Williams, agrees.
In this Fracking Week in Westminster: The basis of government claims about revenue and jobs generated by shale gas Fracking on the northern coast of Northern Ireland The impact of shale gas on UK carbon budgets Energy minister’s inconvenient truth for anti-fracking protesters Unconventional gas in Wales Thanks […]
A Europe-wide public attitude survey suggests people in Lancashire think shale gas will bring some of the benefits being promoted by the UK government. But they are also concerned about risks raised by fracking’s opponents.
Fracking Week in Westminster returns after the summer recess with questions and debates on fracking and onshore oil and gas
A pro-fracking newspaper column by Margaret Thatcher’s former press secretary, Bernard Ingham, has provoked an angry reaction from people in Yorkshire.
The Energy Secretary, Amber Rudd, told MPs yesterday that shale gas developers needed to make the case for fracking to local communities. During a session of the Energy and Climate Change Committee, Mrs Rudd was asked how she would “bridge the gap” between the government’s views on shale […]
The water and energy industries met under one roof today to talk fracking. A conference, hosted by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, heard from regulators, the shale industry, consultancies, academics and a campaign organisation.
The government has finally released the full report on the impact of shale gas drilling on the rural economy – 11 months after first publishing a heavily redacted version. The full report, commissioned by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, details the negative impacts of shale […]