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 […]
Transcripts of parliamentary questions and debates on fracking and onshore oil and gas for the week ending 26th June 2015. Subsidy cut for wind but increased for fracking Community gets last say on wind but not for fracking Fracking concerns in Falkirk Fracking and the planning system Licences […]
George Osborne told MPs yesterday Britain would be “condemned” to higher energy bills and fewer jobs if it turned its back on fracking.
Fracking Week In Westminster resumes after a break for the election campaign. This weekly report, usually posted on Fridays, includes transcripts of parliamentary debates, questions and answers about fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry. This week: Extracts from The Queen’s speech MPs’ responses to the Speech […]
Two contrasting speeches from yesterday’s House of Lords debate on fracking which focus on the financial benefits and threats of shale gas.
Increased production from US fracking operations is a major reason for the drop in oil prices, but there are warnings that the industry now faces a crisis. Kieran Cooke, of the Climate News Network, reports
Transcripts of parliamentary questions, answers and debates on fracking and onshore oil and gas for the week ending 14th November 2014 This week saw a big day for the Infrastructure Bill – see our special report Also questions on: Safety of fracking Ratio of energy needed for extraction […]