In this Fracking Week in Westminster Chris Matheson on chemical leaks and fracking in the countryside Alex Cunningham on licence block boundaries Baroness Featherstone on Government support for fracking Role of shale gas to tackling fuel poverty Community veto for fracking plans Nuclear and shale gas versus renewables
The Conservative MP for Warrington South, David Mowat, has replaced Kevin Hollinrake as vice-chair of a parliamentary group on unconventional gas and oil.
Shale gas could help the UK move to a low carbon economy, according to an industry-funded panel.
The former minister, Norman Baker, will call tomorrow for a shift away from fracking and towards renwables.
Widespread fracking could encourage people to support alternatives to fossil fuels, the director of Gasland 2 told a screening of the documentary in Lewes, Sussex, last night (23/10/13). Josh Fox said: “The way to get the world off fossil fuels is the number of places they want to […]
When the energy company SSE put prices up last week by an average of 8.2%, it blamed, among other things, government-imposed green levies collected through gas and electricity bills. Three days later, the company told the FT that government green energy policies would put up bills by £26 […]
Update on Timeline – September 2013 19/9/2013 Anglers come out against fracking. The Angling Trust, which represents game, coarse and sea anglers in England says current environmental regulations aren’t good enough to deal with fracking. It urges the government not allow fracking unless sustainable supplies of water are […]