Routine flaring on oil and gas fields should be banned by 2025, a review of the government’s net zero strategy has concluded.
Mia Mottley, the prime minister of Barbados, called today for oil and gas companies to contribute to the cost of climate change.
The new prime minister has said he will deliver on the promises in the 2019 Conservative election manifesto.
Less than 24 hours after a chaotic parliamentary vote on fracking, the prime minister has resigned.
Liz Truss announced today a consultation on how local consent for fracking would be measured.
Liz Truss did not mention fracking in her speech to the Conservative conference in Birmingham. But leading campaigners from Greenpeace heckled over the party’s U-turn on the moratorium on fracking.
Fracking opponents have warned of a “huge backlash” if the government agrees to industry demands for new rules to make shale gas production quicker and easier.
The result of the Conservative Party members ballot, at 12.40pm, confirmed that Liz Truss will be the UK’s new prime minister.
Both Conservative leadership contenders have said they’re in favour of fracking if it has local support – but so far neither have explained how this would be measured or proved.
The UK’s next prime minister will be pro-fracking but only if local people want it.