The Welsh government restated its commitment today to moving away from fossil fuel extraction and consumption.
In this week’s Fracking Week in Parliament: The Scottish Government announces a ban on underground coal gasification and progress on its consultation on fracking. Read the full statement and questions here.
The government has confirmed it will not allow fracking to be carried out from wells drilled at the surface of English protected areas, including National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and special wildlife sites.
Wales Natural Resources Minister, Carl Sargeant, has extended his moratorium on unconventional gas and oil developments to underground coal gasification.