• After Brexit, UK Tipped To Shift To Fracking

    • Date: 20/07/16
    • Karolin Schaps, The Irish Independent

    After Brexit, the UK is being tipped to shift energy policy to favour domestic production including so-called fracking for gas. A temporary ban was introduced in 2011 on the hydraulic fracturing – or “fracking” – technology used to extract gas from shale rock, but sections of the industry hope for support from new prime minister […]

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  • Ineos To Lodge 30 Fracking Applications To Kick-Start UK Shale Gas Market

    • Date: 18/07/16
    • Peggy Hollinger, Financial Times

    Ineos, the $50bn petrochemicals giant controlled by British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, aims to accelerate shale gas development in the UK by lodging as many as 30 planning applications to drill test wells in the next six months. Tom Crotty, a director at Ineos, said the company hoped to start drilling in the north of England […]

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  • Britain Could Become A Haven For GM Crops After Brexit

    • Date: 17/07/16
    • Peter Evans, The Sunday Times

    Britain could become a haven for genetically modified crops after leaving the EU, with Monsanto set to lead the GM charge. Many scientists say GM crops are essential to feed the world’s populationRex/Shutterstock A potential relaxation in policy on designer seeds has caught the attention of the US agricultural giant, which intends to seek talks […]

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  • Brexit And Theresa May Could Benefit UK’s Shale Development: Sources

    • Date: 15/07/16
    • Kallanish Energy News

    Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) could push forward hydraulic fracturing (fracking) exploration and the development of a shale gas industry in the UK, Kallanish Energy learns. Since the Brexit vote, the pound has dropped roughly 11% and currency weakness has made it more expensive to import gas. Without a domestic gas production, the […]

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  • BBC News: UK Government Axes Climate Department

    • Date: 14/07/16
    • BBC News

    The government has axed the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) in a major departmental shake-up. The brief will be folded into an expanded Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy under Greg Clark. Ed Miliband, the former energy and climate secretary under Labour, called the move “plain stupid”. It comes at a time […]

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  • GWPF Welcomes Abolition Of Department of Energy and Climate Change

    • Date: 14/07/16
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The Global Warming Policy Forum welcomes the decision by the new Government to abolish the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Both the GWPF and its chairman, Lord Lawson, have been calling for this much-needed rationalisation for several years. As the new government under Theresa May focuses on the much more important issues of economic […]

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  • FT: UK Government Abolishes Department Of Energy & Climate Change

    • Date: 14/07/16
    • Kiran Stacey, Financial Times

    The UK’s Energy and Climate Change department is to be merged with the business department, according to people who have been briefed on the plans. renews, 14 July 2015 The business department has lost responsibility for trade, which is to become a separate department under the leadership of Liam Fox, writes Kiran Stacey. But officials […]

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  • Will EU Toss Environment To A Lame-Duck Brexit Bureaucrat?

    • Date: 13/07/16
    • Deutsche Welle

    The UK wants its new temporary European Commissioner to be in charge of EU environment policy for the next two years. Campaigners say such an assignment would mean the EU considers environment to be unimportant. Juncker has been accused of not viewing EU environmental policy as important After the United Kingdom withdrew from the European […]

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