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

Solar panels in the Canaries

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

A coal fire

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

Ineos Grangemouth plant photo by 4652 Paces on Flickr

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

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

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