Britain can’t afford to bet its future on shale gas – wind turbines are here to stay
A new drilling technique could take the “hydro” out of hydro-fracking. By using a gell made up largely of propane, natural gas can be recovered without the environmental hazards of using a mixture of water and chemicals. The new technique could change an industry that is spread across rural America…
Plans to extract gas using a controversial method linked to an increase in earthquakes have been given the go-ahead in Scotland for the first time….
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Speaking at last thursday’s debate in Parliament, Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test) (Lab)…………..’there is a case for ensuring that there are careful, secure environmental guidelines to ensure that it is done in the best way for the protection of the environment. There is also a case for ensuring that, unlike …
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The only way to achieve public support for the practice of shale gas drilling is to “guarantee safety at every stage”, a Merseyside MP has said.
Who owns the mineral rights in your area? An article on the subject in today’s Telegraph.
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It is “highly probable” that shale gas test drilling triggered earth tremors in Lancashire, a study has found.
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The Ribble Estuary in Merseyside are the latest to be campaigning against fracking in the UK.
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George Monbiot of the Guardian writes on fracking regulations today under the headline “The UK’s lack of fracking regulation is insane”.
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