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?!
The government gave more detail this afternoon on how it would fast-track fracking through the planning system.
In a statement the Local Government Secretary, Greg Clark, said he was changing the rules to allow him to take over decisions on shale gas appeals.
He also set out how the government would identify what he described as councils which “underperformed” on determining oil and gas applications.
Goldman Sachs says oil could fall to $20 a barrel
US investment bank expects oversupply to continue into next year
Terry Macalister Energy editor The Guardian
Friday 11 September 2015 17.33
The price of oil could more than halve again, to just $20 (£13) a barrel, experts at Goldman Sachs are predicting, a shift which would spell big savings for motorists but cast doubt on the viability of North Sea oilfields.
Homeowners, motorists and many industries would gain although a further price collapse could prompt thousands more job losses in the struggling North Sea sector and could eventually hit Treasury tax revenues.
Oil prices could fall to $20 a barrel says Goldman Sachs – as it happened
…but the IEA thinks OPEC’s strategy is working and forcing expensive oil out of the market.
The value of the benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude has already fallen from $107 last June to less than $44 but analysts at Goldman Sachs forecast another huge plunge in WTI. It last traded at $20 a barrel in 2002.
Cuadrilla Resources has today announced it is to appeal against the refusal of its plans to drill, frack and test the gas flow at two temporary exploration sites in Lancashire.
There is no need for fracking, anywhere in my country. There is no national interest case. It cannot happen by consent.
Encouraging discussion and movement to offer an alternative to Lancashire over Fracking.
Inspiration has been taken from RepowerBalcombe.