On Friday (20 May) councillors in North Yorkshire will meet to decide whether to approve what could be the UK’s first fracked shale gas well for more than five years.
A committee of MPs has suggested the government policy of increased use of gas fired power stations will make it hard for the UK to meet carbon reduction targets by 2030.
The Planning Inspectorate announced this week that the report on the Cuadrilla fracking inquiry would be submitted by early July. The inspector, Wendy McKay, will make a recommendation to the Communities Secretary, Greg Clark, on whether or not Cuadrilla’s shale gas plans in Lancashire should go ahead. But […]
The Cuadrilla public inquiry which closed this week defined the arguments that are likely to be rehearsed across the country when new fracking applications are decided.
In this Fracking Week in Westminster: Waste water re-injection and earthquakes The Green Investment Bank and funding for shale gas Government energy policy and fracking
At the end of the first week of the public inquiry into Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking plans the key battlegrounds are becoming clear.
Opponents of fracking in Lancashire argued today that a few nights of disturbed sleep could lead to health problems.
Labour-led Swansea Council has voted overwhelmingly to take a stand against fracking. It is the fifth council in under a fortnight to criticise the process (details).
Hull City Council came a step closer to adopting a policy against fracking this morning.
In this Fracking Week in Westminster: Ministers make changes to planning policy in statements on shale gas and oil Lisa Nandy asks: Does the government have a plan to keep the lights? Cat Smith asks: Did the government discuss the release of the full version of the rural […]