• UK Should Kick-Start Shale Project To Prove Benefits, Peiser Warns

    • Date: 17/08/15
    • Zeynep Beyza Karabay, Anadolu Agency

    After the announcement of plans to fast-track the U.K.’s shale gas industry, the next step should be to realize at least one shale project to prove the project’s worth, director of the Global Warming Policy Forum warned. “The most important step now is to kick-start one shale development so that communities around the country can observe how safe and beneficial fracking is,” director Benny Peiser told Anadolu Agency. […]

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  • 6,000 Square Miles Of England Earmarked For Shale Exploration

    • Date: 14/08/15
    • Emily Gosden, The Daily Telegraph

    Ministers set to award oil and gas exploration licences covering about 1,000 square miles and consult on plans to award further licences covering an estimated 5,000 square miles Households across an estimated 6,000 square miles of England – an area the size of Yorkshire – are expected to learn within days that their areas have […]

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  • Green Madness: Freeze On Fracking Could Cost Scots Hundreds Of Millions

    • Date: 13/08/15
    • Mike Wade & Paris Gourtsoyannis, The Times

    Scotland could lose out on hundreds of millions of pounds of investment in a shale energy boom after the UK government announced yesterday that it would fast-track fracking proposals. Greg Clark, the UK communities secretary, said that the Westminster government intended to go “all out for shale” by actively considering “calling in” any application for […]

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  • UK Ministers ‘Could Take Over, Fast-Track Fracking Applications’

    • Date: 13/08/15
    • Press Association

    Ministers could take over decision-making from local councils on any planning application for fracking under new measures. The Government has said it is going “all out for shale”, but oil and gas companies keen to exploit the resource have come up against local opposition, with councils turning down applications in potential shale areas including Lancashire and Sussex. […]

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  • Put Fracking On Fast Track, UK Government Tells Local Councils

    • Date: 13/08/15
    • Ben Webster, The Times

    Councils could be stripped of the right to determine fracking applications unless they approve them quickly, under new measures to be announced by the government today. Ministers want to fast-track applications through the planning process and will make clear that they will be likely to “call in” fracking applications, meaning the decision would be made […]

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  • At Last: UK Government Put Fracking On Fast Track

    • Date: 09/08/15
    • James Lyons, The Sunday Times

    Fracking applications will be fast-tracked through the planning system under new rules intended to kick-start the shale gas revolution. Ministers will have strengthened powers to wrest fracking decisions from local authorities (Matthew Lloyd) The guidance, to be issued this week, will strengthen the power of ministers to step in and wrest decisions from local authorities […]

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  • UK Government To Kick-Start Fracking

    • Date: 09/08/15
    • Dominik Lemanski, The Sunday Times

    Local councils throughout Britain are to be told to stop dragging their feet over applications for fracking licences in an attempt to kick-start the shale gas revolution. The government will this week unveil measures to strengthen the power of ministers if they feel that a town hall is deliberately delaying a proposal. The legislation will […]

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  • Jeremy Corbyn’s Energy Nationalising May Cost £185bn

    • Date: 07/08/15
    • Jill Treanor, The Guardian

    Nationalising the major power providers, as suggested by Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn, could cost £185bn, according to leading City analysts. Following a report in the Financial Times in which Corbyn discusses an ambition to take control of the big energy companies, analysts at Jefferies stockbrokers concluded there would be a number of hurdles to this […]

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