• Cuadrilla’s Two-Year UK Fracking Battle Set to End Thursday

    • Date: 05/10/16
    • Kelly Gilblom, Bloomberg

    A two-and-a-half year battle over whether Cuadrilla Resources Ltd. can hydraulically fracture as many as eight wells in the British countryside is scheduled to end with an announcement from the government. U.K. Secretary of State for Communities Sajid Javid has said he will make a decision on whether Cuadrilla can resume work after the company […]

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  • Green Disaster: South Australian Blackout Due To Loss Of Wind Power

    • Date: 05/10/16
    • Graham Lloyd, The Australian

    A dramatic, sudden loss of wind power generation was the root cause of South Australia’s state wide blackout last week.   And the bulk of damage to high voltage transmission lines that was caused by high winds and paraded as evidence to defend renewables most likely took place after the power had been lost. These […]

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  • D-Day For Britain’s Shale Revolution As Decisions Loom On Fracking Plans

    • Date: 04/10/16
    • Dean Kirby, iNews

    D-Day is looming in the fight over fracking as decisions are set to be made on three landmark drilling plans in a make-or-break week for shale gas. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has until Thursday to decide whether to overrule local councillors and allow energy firm Cuadrilla to frack at two sites in Lancashire. Planning officials […]

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  • Ineos To Expand Grangemouth Following Shale Gas Influx

    • Date: 02/10/16
    • Daniel Sanderson, The Herald

    AN expansion of Scotland’s largest industrial complex is set to be announced following an influx of fracking gas from America. Hugh Carmichael, an Ineos director, told delegates at a Scottish Energy Association conference in Glasgow that his firm would “most probably” be revealing new development at the site with internal work on plans already taking […]

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  • Scottish Nationalists Under Pressure Over Shale Gas ‘Double Standards’

    • Date: 30/09/16
    • Simon Johnson, The Daily Telegraph

    Scotland faces being forced to rely on England for energy to keep its homes warm thanks to Nicola Sturgeon’s “double standards” on fracking, Ruth Davidson has warned. The first shale gas tanker from the US sailing under the Forth Rail Bridge before docking at Grangemouth this week CREDIT: PA The Scottish Conservative leader demanded the First Minister […]

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  • Renewable Energy Poses Growing Security Risk, GWPF Warns

    • Date: 29/09/16
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    In light of the statewide blackout in South Australia, the GWPF is warning that intermittent wind and solar energy pose a serious and growing energy security risk and threaten to undermine the reliability of electricity generation. A paper published by the GWPF two years ago (UK Energy Security: Myth and Reality) warned that the ability of […]

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  • Get Drilling! Fracking ‘Could Save UK Industry’, Says Ineos Boss

    • Date: 28/09/16
    • Jack Doyle, Daily Mail

    Britain should be extracting its own shale gas to boost the economy, the boss of a major refinery said last night – as the first imported shipment of the fuel arrived from the US. In a development that renewed calls for Britain to begin fracking, 27,500 cubic metres of gas arrived in Scotland on its […]

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  • First US Shale Gas Arrives In Britain

    • Date: 27/09/16
    • BBC News

    The first shipment of US shale gas is arriving in Scotland amid a fierce debate about the future of fracking in the UK.  The JS Ineos Insight, which is carrying shale gas from Pennsylvania to Scotland. A tanker carrying 27,500m3 of ethane from US shale fields is due to dock at Grangemouth, the refinery and […]

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