• Britain’s Shale Gas Future At Stake As Local Councillors Considers Fracking Application

    • Date: 20/05/16
    • The Yorkshire Post

    Yorkshire today becomes the unlikely venue where the future of Britain’s shale industry could be decided. If councillors reject the fracking application, ministers will have to override local politicians or give up UK shale gas development. At one level the committee of North Yorkshire county councillors sitting today are simply assessing a planning application in the same way as any other. […]

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  • Anti-Fracking Campaigners Suspected Over Email Hacking

    • Date: 19/05/16
    • Ben Webster, The Times

    Bogus emails objecting to a controversial fracking application were sent out by five parish councils after their account was hacked, it has been alleged. North Yorkshire county council has complained to the police after receiving several suspicious representations against fracking proposals for a site at Kirby Misperton in the Ryedale district. Objections in the names […]

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  • MPs Call On UK Government To Delay Fifth Carbon Budget

    • Date: 15/05/16
    • Emily Gosden, The Sunday Telegraph

    Ministers should delay setting stringent new climate change targets so the UK is not left taking more radical action than the rest of Europe, a group of MPs have warned. The Government is obliged under the Climate Change Act to set a target by the end of June for cutting UK carbon emissions in the […]

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  • Green Light For Fracking In Yorkshire

    • Date: 13/05/16
    • Emily Gosden, The Daily Telegraph

    Fracking should go ahead in Yorkshire, council officials have said, in a decision that could pave the way for the controversial process to take place this year. North Yorkshire County Council’s planning officer recommended that Third Energy’s plans to frack for shale gas at a site in Kirby Misperton, Ryedale, should be approved by councillors. […]

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  • Offshore Wind Farm Project Faces Collapse After Subsidy U-Turn

    • Date: 12/05/16
    • Mure Dickie and Pilita Clark, Financial Times

    A planned £2bn wind farm off the coast of Scotland is in doubt after the cancellation of a subsidy deal. The decision, which follows a delay in the project while a judge considers its impact on bird life, is expected to have a chilling effect on the offshore wind industry in the UK. Unless reversed, […]

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  • Fracking Ban Plays Into Putin’s Hands, Claims Former Government Asdviser

    • Date: 12/05/16
    • Paris Gourtsoyannis, The Times

    A former scientific adviser to the government who helped to prepare a report in favour of fracking in Scotland has accused ministers of treating expert evidence with contempt. Professor Paul Younger accused the Scottish government of having “taken flight from reason” for imposing a moratorium on fracking for shale gas, driving away investment and jobs […]

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  • UK’s Attractiveness For Renewables Investment Plummets To All-Time Low

    • Date: 10/05/16
    • Fiona Harvey, The Guardian

    The attractions of Britain for investors in renewable energy projects are at an all-time low, an authoritative new report has found. The UK routinely topped the annual league table for attractiveness to clean energy companies, run by consultancy Ernst & Young (EY), in the mid-2000s. For the first time, however, it has slid to 13th […]

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  • Shale Gas Could Be Powering British Homes This Year

    • Date: 08/05/16
    • Emily Gosden, The Sunday Telegraph

    Fracking could take place in Britain this year for the first time since 2011, under plans that could get the green light from council officials this week. Gas company Third Energy is seeking planning permission to frack a shale gas well it has drilled at Kirby Misperton in Ryedale, North Yorkshire. A file photo of […]

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