The call to ‘Fraxit’ and six stress tests the fracking industry fails

The US Environmental Protection Agency released a definitive study this week concluding that hydraulic fracturing can impact drinking water at each stage in the shale gas production process.

Do we really want to see 16,000 or more shale gas wells drilled in the British countryside carrying the same and other risks, ask Professors Peter Strachan and Alex Russell?  

In the latest of’s occasional series, they assess the case for fracking in the UK against six “stress tests” and conclude that it fails in each case. 





Double attack on Conservative manifesto fracking promises

A former Conservative parliamentary candidate and leading establishment figure has condemned the Tory manifesto pledges in support of fracking.  

 Sir Richard Storey, a baronet and former High Sheriff and Deputy Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, said the Conservative’s policy would result in what he called “an unfettered frenzy of fracking”, “industrialising rural England”.                                                                               The Conservative proposals have also been described by investigator Paul Mobbs as “a sharp break in British planning and environmental policy of a scale not seen since the 1980s”. He said it could open the UK equivalent of the US “Halliburton Loophole”.





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This is not just Sustainability this is M&S Sustainability

Invisible energy on the increase and it’s getting embedded

Building Sector must go zero carbon only 2500 buildings are rated as such in the world now

EU emissions on the rise transport and weather just some of the factors

The nitrogen bus which puts a freeze on emissions it’s ice cool!

The solar panel thin and lightweight and already to be rolled out

Got unwanted CO2 in the air? Convert it to fertiliser….

Trump pulls out of the Paris Agreement mais oui and what does the world think?

Bloomberg trumps Trump on US share of Paris Agreement

New York New York Clean Energy Clean Energy

World Environment Day sweeps the globe

Carbon Neutral Canary Islands that’s worth tweeting about

Tyred of rubber waste gidday for you mate

That’s it, just the usual items to finish your week:

Job of the Week from the team at McLean Ross is for a Senior Power Market Advisor.

Product of the Week is the IP65 LED non-corrosive light which is an ideal replacement for traditional twin fluorescent non-corrosive lights. Ideal for use in Factories, warehouses, carparks and other similar locations.

Workshop of the Week is how to handle ESOS with ISO50001 which will also sort your energy management process.

Service Station of the Week – the one and only National Space Centre in Leicester which did a marvellous job of hosting us for Energy Live Future.

Schools in Derbyshire shale gas area cut link with INEOS charity running scheme

Schools in an area of Derbyshire where INEOS wants to explore for shale gas severed their link with a sports campaign formed by the company’s owner after complaints from parents.                                          A spokesperson for the college said the connection with the INEOS Go Run For Fun organisation was ended because of concerns about the company’s plans in the area.