The government has made its first public comment on the legal challenge which quashed a key section of planning policy on shale gas and fracking.
A High Court judge ruled this morning that the government does not have to carry out a new public consultation on its planning policy on fracking.
Results from the latest government survey on fracking shows that public opposition has risen to its highest level so far and support dropped to a record low.
The UK should phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said today.
The shale gas commissioner, Natascha Engel has resigned after just over six months, she has told a national newspaper.
“UK support for new fossil fuels is beyond absurd” – how politicians and industry responded to Greta Thunberg
The 16-year-old Swedish climate campaigner, Greta Thunberg, has described the UK’s support for shale gas as “irresponsible” and “beyond absurd”.
Government proposals to relax the planning rules for shale gas sites are due to be discussed for the first time in the chamber of the House of Commons.