• Plans To Frack UK’s First Horizontal Shale Gas Well Submitted

    • Date: 22/05/18
    • BBC News

    An energy company has applied to the government to carry out fracking at the UK’s first horizontal shale gas well. Cuadrilla expects to start fracking both wells later this year. Cuadrilla said it has submitted the application for its Preston New Road site in Little Plumpton, Lancashire. It comes days after the government proposed a relaxation […]

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  • Cuadrilla Applies For Consent To Frack UK’s First Horizontal Shale Gas Well

    • Date: 21/05/18
    • Reuters

    LONDON (Reuters) – Cuadrilla has applied to the British government for consent to frack the country’s first ever horizontal shale gas well at its site in Lancashire, the company said on Monday. The drilling of this well at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road exploration site was completed in April and the firm has all the necessary […]

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  • Britain’s Shale Revolution Set To Take Off As Ministers Vow To Force Local Areas To Accept New Gas Projects

    • Date: 18/05/18
    • Steve Hawkes, The Sun

    BRITAIN’S long-delayed fracking revolution was given a huge boost last night as Ministers vowed to take on “scaremongering” protestors by turbo-charging the planning process. Energy Minister Claire Perry said the North Sea had been a “Great British success story” but the country needed to find new supplies of gas. The Government said it wants shale […]

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  • GWPF: New UK Government Support for Shale Gas Exploration is Welcome but More Speed is Required

    • Date: 17/05/18
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) today welcomed the UK government’s announcement of encouragement for shale gas exploration, but called for immediate and rapid progress rather than prolonged and needless consultation. The UK government has today announced measures that honour in part its manifesto promise to remove needless obstacles to shale gas exploration [1]. The […]

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  • UK Government Unveils Support Package For Shale Gas Development

    • Date: 17/05/18
    • Energy Voice

    The UK Government today unveiled a new package of support measures for shale gas developments, including the creation of a £1.6million fund. The move, announced as part of the government’s modern industrial strategy, was praised by trade unions and natural resource developers, but condemned by environmentalists. The Scottish Government imposed an “effective ban” on fracking last year, […]

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  • Investment In UK Clean Energy Suffers ‘Dramatic And Worrying Collapse’

    • Date: 16/05/18
    • Financial Times

    There has been a “dramatic and worrying collapse” in investment in clean energy in the UK in the past three years, MPs have warned. The proportion of Britain’s electricity generated from low-carbon sources — including nuclear — has doubled between 2009 and last year, when it hit a record 50 per cent. Yet this belies […]

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  • Britain’s Green Fiasco: £23 Billion Goes Up In Smoke As Green Energy Scheme Flops

    • Date: 16/05/18
    • Daily Mail

    Billions have been wasted in a drive to fit green boilers in homes which could have made air pollution worse, MPs warned last night. The scheme is expected to cost £23billion but only 60,000 boilers have been installed in the past four years. Half were boilers that burn biomass such as wood, which cause a […]

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  • Energy Crisis: More Than Half Of Smart Meters ‘Go Dumb’ After Switching

    • Date: 13/05/18
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Hundreds of thousands of people with smart meters have been unable to switch supplier without their meter “going dumb”. The £11bn smart meter roll-out was meant to make things simpler for customers and reduce energy usage, but many of those who switched supplier in a bid to save money found that their meter was incompatible […]

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