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Ex-Environment Agency head to lead industry-funded fracking task force

Former Environment Agency chair Lord Chris Smith copyright The Environment Agency

Lord Chris Smith appointed to lead two year study into 'good and bad' impacts of shale gas exploration

21 Oct 2014

Renewables not shale biggest driver in US emissions cuts, study finds

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Analysis by Greenpeace's Energydesk says clean energy accounted for 40 per cent of emissions decline since 2007, compared to 30 per cent from shale

20 Oct 2014

Gas boom from unrestrained fracking linked to emissions rise

Shale gas site picture by DECC

New analysis shows abundant gas would cut energy prices but squeeze out renewable energy, and would likely increase overall carbon emissions

16 Oct 2014

UK to allow fracking companies to use 'any substance' under homes

Proposed amendment in Infrastructure Bill would make mockery of world class shale gas regulation claims, campaigners say

14 Oct 2014

Lord Deben on the coalition, fracking, and climate sceptics

"I don't think you can talk about this government as one that has been ineffective or failed to deliver"

02 Oct 2014

Osborne promises new wave of high and low carbon infrastructure

Chancellor argues fracking, runways and new roads must be delivered alongside nuclear and renewables

29 Sep 2014

British firm Ineos accused of ‘bribes and bulldozers’ approach to fracking

The company is offering six per cent of future shale gas revenues to those sitting on reserves or affected by their extraction

29 Sep 2014

Government frees up fracking rules despite 99 per cent opposition

Scottish government accuses Whitehall of taking "gung-ho" approach to shale gas with new drilling regulations, but geothermal industry welcomes move

26 Sep 2014

Reports: David Cameron to tout fracking role in tackling climate change

UK Prime Minister set to tell New York Climate Summit shale gas can cut emissions by replacing coal and should be free from "green tape"

23 Sep 2014

US shale boom blamed for contaminated drinking water

Study finds faulty well casings are the source of methane leaks in Texas and Pennsylvania

16 Sep 2014

South Downs National Park rejects Celtique's fracking application

Celtique Energie suffers second blow in Sussex and accuses committee and planning officers of failing to take account of national interest

11 Sep 2014

Poll: Public opposes push to frack national parks

The scale of public disquiet over shale gas developments has again been highlighted, as a Guardian poll reveals widespread opposition to fracking in national parks

05 Sep 2014

US mulls methane limits for fracking operations

Environmental Protection Agency chief says decision on whether to bring in regulations will be taken this year

04 Sep 2014

Pro-fracking newspaper ad banned by Advertising Standards Authority

Breitling Energy's Telegraph advert 'misled the public'

03 Sep 2014

Could water shortages really halt the fracking bandwagon?

Major new analysis reveals 38 per cent of world's shale gas and oil resources located in regions facing water stress

03 Sep 2014

Studies examine potential fracking link to birth defects

Preliminary findings suggest shale gas wells could be a factor in heart problems and low birth weights

27 Aug 2014

Labour attempts to strengthen regulation of UK fracking industry

Opposition party to table amendments to Lords infrastructure bill that would tighten rules for companies drilling for shale gas

26 Aug 2014

When clean tech tribes go to war

Policy Exchange's Guy Newey argues technology tribalism is understandable but counter-productive, which is why we need a market-based approach to decarbonisation

21 Aug 2014

Ineos buys fracking rights around Grangemouth

Chemicals giant intends to become 'major player' in shale gas exploration after acquiring 51 per cent of 127 square mile licence area

19 Aug 2014

Anti-fracking group stages day of action

Protests at offices of Defra and energy firm in London, Swansea University campus and sites in East Yorkshire and Blackpool

19 Aug 2014

Fracking protests escalate on 'national day of action'

Campaigners occupy government buildings and drilling sites in protest over government support for shale gas

18 Aug 2014

Government under fire over "misleading" fracking consultation

Greenpeace calls on DECC to re-run consultation on controversial plans to relax fracking trespass rules, as Scottish government objects to proposed changes

15 Aug 2014

From polls to protests, the shale gas industry is its own worst enemy

Shale gas may have a role to play in a low carbon energy mix, but the industry will never deliver unless it can cut out the PR blunders

14 Aug 2014

Government survey: UK opposition to fracking on the rise

DECC survey reveals declining support for shale gas, as industry survey showing growing support comes under attack

12 Aug 2014

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