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New York state to ban fracking over 'red flags' to public health

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Decision comes after two-year study spearheaded by health commissioner into the effects of fracking on the state’s air and water raises ‘serious questions’

18 Dec 2014

David Cameron declares UK has 'enough' onshore wind farms

REG Roskrow Barton wind farm

Prime Minister adds he would be 'very happy' if fracking came to his Witney constituency

16 Dec 2014

David Cameron faces MPs' climate change questions - Live blog

David Cameron

The Prime Minister is to appear before the Commons Liaison Committee this afternoon to discuss fracking and climate change

16 Dec 2014

Labour calls for tougher shale gas regulations

Opposition to table 11 amendments to Infrastructure Bill in pursuit of tighter environmental restrictions on fracking projects

08 Dec 2014

Study: Fracking chemicals pose potential health threat to children and mothers

Researchers find exposure to chemicals used in controversial extraction process could damage fertility and cause birth defects

05 Dec 2014

Autumn Statement 2014: Fossil fuel tax breaks to the fore as Osborne rejects green growth opportunities

Green Building Council slams stamp duty reforms as a the 'mother of all missed opportunities' for tackling fuel poverty and carbon emissions

03 Dec 2014

Autumn Statement 2014: Green business reaction

What the sector is saying about George Osborne's mid-year financial update

03 Dec 2014

Governments must stop 'dithering' over climate action, warns report

New study from Grantham Institute says costs of tackling climate change will spiral unless concerted action is taken urgently

24 Nov 2014

Report: Coal to dominate power sector in 2030, despite renewables boom

New study predicts coal will account for more than a third of electricity generation as a result of investment drive in China and India

21 Nov 2014

Reports: Ineos poised to invest $1bn in UK fracking venture

Chemicals giant aims to power Grangemouth facility with domestic shale gas

20 Nov 2014

Fracking no silver bullet for energy security or climate change, study says

Researchers say natural gas can play bridging role to low carbon economy, but must be phased out by mid-2030s

12 Nov 2014

If the UK has to have a shale gas sovereign wealth fund, it needs to do better than this

The government's plans for a shale gas sovereign wealth fund lack the firm commitment to decarbonisation that is required

11 Nov 2014

Call to weaken fracking regulations gets short shrift from campaigners

Researchers at Glasgow University say widespread use of vibration regulations would see lorries and slamming doors banned

11 Nov 2014

Updated: Government proposes shale gas sovereign wealth fund

Ministers confirm plans to re-invest fracking revenues, as tensions emerge over what to do with the money

10 Nov 2014

London Assembly says no to fracking

Assembly environment committee says Boris Johnson has failed to deliver his environmental promises

10 Nov 2014

Texas oil town makes history as residents say no to fracking

Oil and gas industry asks court for immediate injunction

06 Nov 2014

Fracking investments under threat from falling oil prices

Shale gas companies and oil majors seeing profits eaten away as crude prices dip to $80 a barrel

29 Oct 2014

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

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

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

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

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