A government minister seemed this morning to support the idea that a permanent ban on fracking would be the best way his department could tackle climate change.
The energy secretary, Andrea Leadsom, confirmed the government’s U-turn on shale gas policy in a statement to parliament today.
A cross-party group of Scottish politicians has called on the Scottish Parliament to end its investment in fossil fuels.
A parliamentary bill to limit earthquakes caused by fracking has passed its first stage unopposed today.
The energy minister, Claire Perry, attended most of a 95-minute meeting with the shale gas industry which she said she had dropped in on, MPs heard this evening.
Most of the notes about a recent meeting between a minister and the shale gas industry have been redacted “in the public interest” or because they contained confidential information, a government department has said.
Cuadrilla injunction evidence based on “allegations, conjecture, exaggeration and hearsay”, court told
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, was accused at the High Court today of trying to “demonise” anti-fracking protester to support its case for an injunction.