Why the UK government’s fracking payout claim is just not true

Theresa May has re-written Osborne’s plans to ensure local people benefit directly from fracking.

There were just two rules. First, the story was embargoed until Sunday, so there were no working hours between the email being sent and the story going live.

Second, the information was “shared on a no approach basis”. Reporters had to report the news without actually checking it with anyone else – a trick used extensively during the referendum campaign.

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All households near shales gas sites set for payout.

Under the new proposal, a percentage of profits from fracking, potentially up to £10,000, would be paid directly into the bank accounts of those living in neighbourhoods where the drilling technique is approved.

As part of her stated aim to deliver an economy that works for all, the new Prime Minister’s plan could see up to £10million given to each eligible community, turning northern towns such as Blackpool into the UK equivalents of ­oil-rich communities in the Middle East.

 

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How sun, salt and glass could help solve our energy needs

High in the stark Nevada desert, a couple of hundred miles north-west of Las Vegas, is the shimmering circular mirage of Crescent Dunes. Ten thousand silvery glass panes, each measuring 115 square metres, surround a tall central tower, which stands like a twinkling needle in the featureless landscape around it. Resembling a fabulous alien metropolis, Crescent Dunes is in fact a highly sophisticated, mile-and-a-half-wide solar power plant – “the next generation in solar energy”, according to Kevin Smith, one of the project’s founders.

 

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