Transcripts of parliamentary questions, answers and debates on fracking and onshore oil and gas for the week ending 5th December 21014 This week saw the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement – see our report on the Statement’s plans for a sovereign wealth fund and money for public information on shale […]
Government support for fracking has made people less likely to believe that decisions about shale gas will be objective and independent, according to new research. The study for the Department of Energy and Climate Change also found that the more people learned about shale gas, the more opposed […]
Sovereign wealth fund Michael Bradshaw, professor of global energy at Warwick Business School, told ThisIsMoney.co.uk the wealth fund was “laudable” but “premature in the extreme, as we do not yet know if we have a commercial opportunity’.
The government announced a £5m fund in yesterday’s autumn statement to provide public information on shale gas regulation.
Two discussions of the shale industry yesterday revealed very different views on the fight for public acceptance. The All Party Parliamentary Group on Unconventional Oil and Gas, meeting in Westminster, heard claims from government and industry representatives that they were winning the argument over fracking. But speakers at […]
The rate of onshore oil and gas drilling in the UK is “glacially slow”, the organisation representing the fracking industry said yesterday.
The government was warned this morning it risked losing the support of Lancashire conservatives unless it strengthened regulation of fracking and improved the benefits of shale extraction for local people. During an adjournment debate on fracking, MPs accused ministers of “bowing down too easily” to the financial interests […]
The former minister, Norman Baker, will call tomorrow for a shift away from fracking and towards renwables.
An anti-fracking group in Lewes in East Sussex is calling on its supporters to contact their local MP, Norman Baker, in advance of a debate on the issue tomorrow morning (25/11/14).
The pros and cons of Cuadrilla’s proposed planning applications in the Fylde area near Blackpool are being discussed in the letters page of the Lancashire Evening Post. As the decision date for the applications approaches, here’s a series of letters, against and in support of the plans, published in […]