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Corbyn champions over 1,000 publicly-owned local energy suppliers

Corbyn champions over 1,000 publicly-owned local energy suppliers

In his new environmental manifesto , Jeremy Corbyn will announce he will be backing local energy suppliers to challenge the dominance of the ‘Big Six’. He is expected to pledge to create an energy policy “for the 60 million not ...

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UK company plan to frack in Yorkshire

UK company plan to frack in Yorkshire

An independent oil and gas producer Third Energy has submitted a planning application to frack in North Yorkshire. If approved by the North Yorkshire County Council, they plan to explore for gas at it’s site in Kirby Misperton. The necessary permits are ...

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A fifth of Labour & Lib Dems against fracking

A fifth of Labour & Lib Dems against fracking

Twenty percent of Labour and Liberal Democrat candidates are said to be opposed to fracking, despite the views of their parties. The Pledge, circulated by Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, asked candidates to promise: “If my constituency is at ...

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UKIP unveils plans to scrap solar support and invest in coal & fracking

UKIP unveils plans to scrap solar support and invest in coal & fracking

The UK Independent Party (UKIP) unveiled plans today to scrap support for solar and wind power, and only invest in renewable energy “where they can deliver electricity at competitive prices”. The only major renewable that meets the affordability test is ...

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MP’s want to put fracking on hold in UK

MP’s want to put fracking on hold in UK

MPs tabled changes to a law which will let oil companies drill under peoples homes without permission, to prevent this from happening and  put fracking on hold in the UK. The cross-party Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) argued against drilling  from shale ...

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Lancashire fracking proposals ‘should be turned down’ say council officials

Lancashire fracking proposals ‘should be turned down’ say council officials

Lancashire County Council have been advised by planning officers to refuse permission for fracking for shale gas at two sites in Lancashire. The report said bids for the sites at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood should be turned down ...

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Labour looking to secure fracking ban near drinking water aquifers

Labour looking to secure fracking ban near drinking water aquifers

Labour are hoping to ban fracking on land near to drinking water aquifers. On Tuesday 13th January, an amendment to the Infrasctructure Bill which would prohibit shale gas extraction in groundwater protection zones is to be debated in the House of ...

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Fracking to come to London with London Local Energy

Fracking to come to London with London Local Energy

A new firm called London Local Energy has applied to the Department of Energy & Climate Change for a licence to look for shale gas in London. Fracking supporter Nick Grealy founded the company only a month ago. He also ...

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Tighter fracking regulations proposed by Labour

Tighter fracking regulations proposed by Labour

The Labour Party have today tabled amendments to the Infrastructure Bill for tighter fracking regulations. The amendments that have been tabled would require well-by-well disclosure of the fluid used and baseline monitoring of methane levels in the groundwater.  The inclusion ...

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Anti-fracking demonstrators block HQ doorway

Anti-fracking demonstrators block HQ doorway

DEFRA’s headquarters was blocked by activists this morning who glued themselves to the entrance to the department, angry that an official report had not included the potential effects of hydraulic fracturing or fracking on house prices. Staff at DEFRA was ...

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