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Lord Deben on the coalition, fracking, and climate sceptics

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"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

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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

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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

Fresh fracking row sparked over house price report, as poll suggests growing support for shale gas

Environmental campaigners accuse the government of censoring key report on potential impact of fracking on house prices

11 Aug 2014

How does fracking affect nature? We just don't know, scientists say

Researchers say lack of transparency from shale developers means there is a risk industry growth will outpace understanding of threats

06 Aug 2014

Ineos signals move into fracking

Owner of Grangemouth petrochemical plant gives strongest indication yet that it will apply for shale gas extraction license

04 Aug 2014

Government pushes ahead with fracking plan despite wide opposition

Public Health England and Natural England among groups against shale gas exploration in areas including national parks

29 Jul 2014

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