• Yorkshire ‘Has Chance To Be Centre Of European Shale Industry’

    • Date: 25/05/16
    • David Rhodes, BBC News

    The first fracking operation in England since a ban was lifted in 2012 has been approved at a site close to the North York Moors National Park. Yorkshire now has the chance to be at the centre of Europe’s new fracking industry. When any fracking application is discussed attention focuses on the environmental arguments, but […]

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  • Chemical Industry Hails Fracking Decision As Start Of UK “Energy Revolution”

    • Date: 24/05/16
    • Niamh Forrest, Energy Voice

    An organisation representing the chemical industry claimed the UK “energy revolution” is about to begin after a fracking application was approved in England. The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) said it backed a decision by North Yorkshire County Council to allow fracking to be restarted in Ryedale. Chief executive Steve Elliott said the move was an […]

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  • GWPF Welcomes Green Light For Fracking

    • Date: 24/05/16
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The Global Warming Policy Forum welcomes the decision by North Yorkshire County Council to allow hydraulic fracturing to take place at Third Energy’s Kirby Misperton site. The decision will allow the development of shale gas exploration to take place for the first time since 2011, helping to kick-start an industry that can bring much needed […]

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  • Breakthrough: UK County Council Approve First Fracking Permit Since 2011

    • Date: 23/05/16
    • Selina Williams, The Wall Street Journal

    LONDON—An English county government on Monday approved an application for what could be the first permit to frack for shale gas in Western Europe since 2011. The North Yorkshire County Council voted 7-4 to allow U.K.-based Third Energy to use hydraulic fracturing to extract shale gas from an existing natural gas well in Kirby Misperton […]

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  • Britain Considers Cut In Carbon Tax Burden To Save Steel Industry

    • Date: 23/05/16
    • Jon Rees And Alex Hawkes, Financial Mail On Sunday

    Bidders for Tata Steel’s beleaguered UK business believe the Government is ready to change its much criticised carbon tax to cut energy costs, while Tata is expected to contribute to a clean-up bill of up to £1 billion in the event of closure. The sweeteners could be critical to lure bidders ahead of a looming […]

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  • Climategate University: Britain’s Crackpot Campus That’s Banned Sugar, Hats And Rugby

    • Date: 21/05/16
    • Greg Hurst, The Times

    First they came for the bags of sugar, removing them from the campus shop. Then they blocked Six Nations rugby matches from being screened in the student union bar. After that coffee was targeted: Starbucks and Nestlé were subject to campus boycotts. Sombreros were next; handing out the hats at a freshers’ fair was deemed […]

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  • Britain’s Shale Gas Future At Stake As Local Councillors Considers Fracking Application

    • Date: 20/05/16
    • The Yorkshire Post

    Yorkshire today becomes the unlikely venue where the future of Britain’s shale industry could be decided. If councillors reject the fracking application, ministers will have to override local politicians or give up UK shale gas development. At one level the committee of North Yorkshire county councillors sitting today are simply assessing a planning application in the same way as any other. […]

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  • Anti-Fracking Campaigners Suspected Over Email Hacking

    • Date: 19/05/16
    • Ben Webster, The Times

    Bogus emails objecting to a controversial fracking application were sent out by five parish councils after their account was hacked, it has been alleged. North Yorkshire county council has complained to the police after receiving several suspicious representations against fracking proposals for a site at Kirby Misperton in the Ryedale district. Objections in the names […]

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