GWPF Welcomes Government Plan To Develop UK Shale

  • Date: 14/05/15
  • Global Warming Policy Foundation

The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) wishes the new government every success and has welcomed its plan to develop UK shale gas.

Although the Government is committed to shale gas exploration, there are still a number of hurdles, in particular excessive delays in planning permission by local councils which the government will need to address.

In the absence of a legally binding EU agreement on post-2020 climate targets, Britain’s unilateral CO2 targets under the 2008 Climate Change Act would become unsustainable. The Global Warming Policy Forum therefore calls on the government to suspend setting any new unilateral UK decarbonisation targets and to hold a fundamental review of UK climate and energy policy in the light of the outcome of the Paris UN climate summit.

“The Government should delay any decision about new unilateral CO2 targets until such time that all other major nations have signed up to similar legally binding targets,” said Dr Benny Peiser, the director of the GWPF.

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