The would-be fracking firm, Third Energy, has been acquired by a renewables company, which plans to use old gas wells to generate geothermal energy.
A former would-be fracking company has appointed a leading opponent as a director to help it go green.
Frack Free United, a network of campaigners opposed to fracking, was runner-up in a national awards scheme run by the Sheila McKechnie Foundation.
Some fracking for oil and gas could still go ahead, despite the government’s moratorium, a ministerial statement has indicated.
Councillors have voted for an indefinite moratorium on fracking in the North Yorkshire district where Third Energy has permission for the process.
The Lib Dems have backed an international treaty to reduce the production, consumption and trade in the building blocks of plastic.
As Third Energy prepares to frack the first UK onshore well since 2011, nine environmental organisations have told the government they have “growing concerns” about the process.
Campaigners celebrate Barclays’ decision to stop funding fracking – bank says “no urgency” to sell Third Energy
Opponents of plans to frack in North Yorkshire have welcomed confirmation by Barclays that it plans to sell its stake in Third Energy “at some point”.