It’s been obvious for decades that depending on conventional power must end. Nuclear generation is no exception.Read Full Report
Representatives said the action, together with the temporary injunction won by drilling firm Cuadrilla to ban blocking of the site, is leaving them with no means of peaceful protest.Read Full Report
A new, comprehensive study of methane leaks in the oil and gas industry is the final piece of evidence that natural gas is not part of the climate solution.Read Full Report
A new planning application for exploratory ‘fracking’ tests in a Rotherham village have been submitted by the petrochemicals firm Ineos with a warning the move is an attempt to spare the council a bill for legal costs should they have to take the application to a public inquiry in future.
Read more at: https://www.thestar.co.uk/our-towns-and-cities/rotherham/fracking-firm-warns-of-costs-bill-if-new-application-prompts-a-public-inquiry-1-9220155Read Full Report
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Drillers can count all of the oil and gas they expect to pump out over the well’s entire lifetime — before they’ve found out how fast that well flows or seen a single drop of oil from it.Read Full Report
Brockham Oil Watch uncovered the regulatory gap when it put a series of questions about its local drilling site to the Environment Agency. During the correspondence, it emerged that the site at Brockham near Dorking, operated by Angus Energy, was still using an old-style environmental permit.
Despite frequent government claims that the UK has a world class regulatory system, the EA said that under the old environmental permits, operators were not required to collect or maintain details on well stimulation or fluid reinjection.Read Full Report
In an editorial for this week’s British Medical Journal, David McCoy and Patrick Saunders said:
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“Although we can’t be certain about the scale of harm that shale gas production will bring to local communities and the immediate environment, it will exacerbate climate change. And on these grounds alone, the risks clearly and considerably outweigh any possible benefits.”