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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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UK government pledges £36 million funds to boost shale industry

UK government pledges £36 million funds to boost shale industry

The UK government will create a £36 million funding boost for the nascent shale industry by investing in research test centres over the next tax year and public engagement. Chancellor George Osborne’s final Autumn Statement said the government would be ...

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Shale gas sovereign fund to be set up in the UK

Shale gas sovereign fund to be set up in the UK

Energy Secretary Ed Davey has announced that there are plans to set up a sovereign wealth fund in the UK from the extraction of shale gas. Davey said it is part of the UK Government’s “broader strategy to strengthen our ...

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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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Liberal Democrats promise a energy efficiency tax cut after 2025

Liberal Democrats promise a energy efficiency tax cut after 2025

The Lib Dems have pledged to close all British coal plants after 2025 and give a major new tax cut for energy efficiency. At the party’s Autumn conference in Glasgow today, Lib Dem Energy Secretary Ed Davey said that the ...

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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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WWF warning for UK ” leave shale gas in the ground”

WWF warning for UK ” leave shale gas in the ground”

The UK government have been warned by environmental group WWF that the country should not open up it’s doors to drilling for shale gas if it is to tackle climate change. The fracking process extracts gas from shale rock layers ...

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Scottish shale gas is estimated to be in the “billions”

Scottish shale gas is estimated to be in the “billions”

New estimates from the British Geological Survey show there are billions of barrels of shale gas and oil tucked away in Scotland’s Midland Valley in underground reserves. In a report commissioned by the Government, the geologists estimate there’s between 3.2 ...

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