Regulation is not a “magic wand” that will prevent fracking accidents, the head of Bloomberg New Energy Finance told a debate on the sustainability of the industry last night. Michael Liebreich, speaking at the Green Alliance Annual Debate in London, said there would be accidents and anyone who […]
The Green Alliance, a environmental think-tank, asked this question at its annual debate in London last night. Below are selections from the speeches of the four participants. Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP for Brighton Pavilion “Exploitation of finite resources can never be sustainable.“ “The question of whether it […]
A review of Cuadrilla’s corporate social responsibility performance throughout the world was published yesterday (November 11th 2013). The review was commissioned by Friends of the Earth Netherlands and carried out by SOMO, the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations, a not-for-profit research organisation which investigates the consequences of […]
The company at the centre of anti-fracking protests in Balcombe is to give evidence about shale gas at the House of Lords on Tuesday (November 5th). Francis Egan, Chief Executive of Cuadrilla, is one of four company bosses to appear before the Economic Affairs Committee. The others are […]
Environmental Data Services publishes a report on the impacts of shale gas extraction on the environment. You can read the report by taking out a month’s free trial to the service.
The government’s health advisor says emissions from fracking are likely to be a low risk to public health – providing operations are properly run and regulated. Public Health England says shale gas extraction has the potential to cause pollution to air, land and water. But current evidence indicates […]
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 […]
The government was urged today (8/10/13) to speed up exploratory drilling of shale gas in the UK . Professor Alan Riley, of City Law School, told the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee no one was certain how much shale gas was technically and commercially recoverable in Britain, or […]