• UK Government To Change Trespass Law To Boost Fracking

    • Date: 23/04/14
    • BBC News
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    Ministers want to give energy companies the right to run shale gas pipelines under private land, Whitehall sources have confirmed. The planned move – aimed at kick-starting the fracking industry – will be included in the Queen’s Speech as part of an Infrastructure Bill. The companies will still need planning permission to drill for shale gas. […]

  • Green Taxes May Doom Britain’s Energy-Intensive Industry

    • Date: 21/04/14
    • Brian Groom, Andy Sharman and Alex Barker, Financial Times
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    Leading UK energy-intensive industries are set to miss out on tens of millions of pounds from a government scheme to compensate them for the impact of green taxes because of an EU state aid ruling. The cement and lime, gypsum, glass and ceramics industries face losing their share of the £400m scheme to compensate high […]

  • Trespass Law Change Could Encourage UK Shale Gas Development

    • Date: 21/04/14
    • James Burton, Hull Daily Mail
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    Fracking could come to East Yorkshire if legal changes go ahead, a Hull solicitor has said. The Law Commission is looking into Government proposals making it harder for home-owners to challenge fracking in the courts. The controversial technique to extract shale gas has attracted protests elsewhere in the country. Activists claim it can contaminate water and […]

  • Four Stages Of UK Shale Gas And Oil Exploration & Development

    • Date: 19/04/14
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    This infographic by The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) shows the stages of exploration and development of shale gas in the UK. The UK government believes shale gas can provide the UK with energy security, economic growth and over 200,000 jobs. Full story  

  • Britain To Lead EU Shale Fight?

    • Date: 17/04/14
    • Sun Wei, Global Times
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    There are good reasons for the British government’s strong desire for a “shale gas revolution.” It could potentially change the whole UK energy picture by reducing its dependence on imported gas and also lower gas prices. UN climate chiefs have backed hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, as part of the solution to global warming, according to […]

  • UK Government: Cheap Petrol Good For Economic Growth

    • Date: 14/04/14
    • Szu Ping Chan, The Daily Telegraph
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    Government claims cheaper petrol prices in real terms lead to increased spending as well as more jobs and investment The Treasury believes the fuel duty freeze will increase business investment by 2pc Photo: Reuters The Government will recover almost half of the revenue lost from its decision to freeze fuel duty because individuals and businesses will […]

  • UN Says Shale Gas Can Combat Climate Change

    • Date: 14/04/14
    • Suzie Neuwirth, City A.M.
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    Shale gas could help beat global climate change, according to a new UN study that warned greenhouse gas emissions have risen to unprecedented levels. The report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said that global mean temperatures would increase by three to five degrees by the end of the century unless there was […]

  • IPCC Science: Britain Must Increase Spending On Renewables By Ten Times In Next 15 Years

    • Date: 11/04/14
    • Ben Spencer. Daily Mail
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    Britain will have to increase spending on wind farms and other green projects ten-fold in the next 15 years if global warming is to be controlled, the UN will warn on Sunday. Cutting greenhouse gases to manageable levels will cost up to 4 per cent of global GDP by 2030, according to a draft version […]

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