Four members of Cornerstone Barristers have been instructed in the UK’s first planning appeals in respect of proposals to develop hydraulic fracturing wells and associated works at two sites in Lancashire.
As the exploitation of new gas and oil reserves created a glut of supplies and demand fell in the wake of recession, the bottom dropped out of the market. As a result, five fracking companies have filed for bankruptcy or have ceased operations – and dozens of others are on the edge.
The UK government, under Labour, Conservative and Coalition control, has over the past forty years relentlessly pursued a fiscal policy of maximising short-term revenue take from the oil and gas reserves lying in the UK continental shelf (UKCS). Little or no thought was devoted to scheduling the timing of the exploitation of these mineral resources or to the need to invest the taxes gathered in.
The silhouette of a wind turbine on the horizon is now a familiar sight for most people, and has been at the centre of many conversations regarding the future of renewable energy generation. So what if wind turbines looked nothing like they do now?
Latest government figures show major growth in wind and solar generation, as coal production falls.
Evidence from two shale regions that a riparian songbird accumulates metals associated with hydraulic fracturing.
This is quite a long, but informative report showing evidence of water contamination due to Fracking.
Fracking for shale gas in the UK should be pursued as an alternative to the use of coal, a taskforce on the controversial technology has concluded, in order to provide a bridge to a low-carbon future.
Well what would an Industry funded “Task Force” say?! Comments about Lord Smith being “saddened” by government reducing support for renewable energy would be laughable if it was funny?!