Environmental groups furious as chancellor sets 30% rate for shale gas producers in bid to enhance UK energy security
Will this spark off the demise of renewables?
What will this government do next to ensure we are fracked to death!! (see the post on the new tax breaks for Fracking)
The map below shows the areas of the UK currently licensed and under consideration for licensing. Enter your postcode and see if your neighbourhood is at risk from fracking.
Because these kinds of policies appear in no one’s manifesto, and no one would seek to defend them in public, they are a classic indicator of political corruption. By this I mean operating on behalf of unrevealed and particular interests, rather than on behalf of either the constituencies that elected you or of the nation as a whole.
“Contact Ministers have a crucial role in strengthening the relationship between Government and companies. Contact Ministers will represent the whole of Government in interactions with these companies, make sure information is shared effectively across departments and ensure that relationships encourage increased investment and exports.”
Published on Sep 20, 2013
Excellent presentation of the limitations of uk fracking regulations for when someone says something like… in the uk our regulations are so much better than the rest of the world.
Lancashire anti-fracking campaigners are concerned that fracking could still go ahead in Lancashire because the County Council approved a part of Cuadrilla’s two planning applications. Cuadrilla was famously denied permission to carry out any fracking in Preston in June this year. They have since announced that they are going to appeal the council’s decision.
Fracking was all the rage between 2009 and 2014. The euphoria that enshrined this “new” industry was palpable in the wake of the 2008 credit crunch, as investors clamored for the next economic savior. Hydraulic fracturing was supposed to be it.
Google Trends shows that internet searches for the term “fracking” peaked in August 2013. That’s about eight months after Matt Damon’s environmentally-bent expose of the industry, Promised Land, was released. Take a look at the epic rise in the popularity of fracking…