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  • 26 Jan 2015 - The Guardian
    Prime minister renews his support for exploiting shale gas as MPs call for moratorium and anti-fracking campaigners protest in WestminsterDavid Cameron has rejected calls for a moratorium on fracking from senior MPs, including his former environment secretary Caroline Spelman, saying the US shale gas…
  • 26 Jan 2015 - The Guardian
    Hundreds are expected to arrive at an anti-fracking demonstration in Westminster with further protests this week ? we?d like to hear from those taking part in the protestsIn the Commons on Monday, MPs will have their first opportunity to vote on fracking.To coincide with the vote, hundreds are expected…
  • 26 Jan 2015 - The Guardian
    Carbon capture and storage industry proposes goal of burying 220m tonnes of carbon dioxide across Europe by 2030European countries should be given binding targets for installing technology to capture and store carbon emissions, according to a new report for the European commission. The UN?s climate science…
  • 26 Jan 2015 - The Guardian
    Lack of political leadership, a mobile population, cramped roof spaces, and the indifference of the rich to energy costs contributes to poor take-up of solar In the end, it was a bit of an anticlimax. After years of wanting to stick solar panels on the roof of my London home, all I had to show for their…
  • 26 Jan 2015 - The Guardian
    We will vote to prevent any developments of shale gas in the UK unless the Tories and Lib Dems concede to reforms of the regulatory regimeThere are two fundamental principles that have to underpin any debate about shale gas development in the UK. The first is that fracking cannot go ahead without proper…
  • 26 Jan 2015 - The Guardian
    Chancellor?s list of requests, including responding to ?asks? from Cuadrilla, laid out in letter to cabinet colleagues? Read George Osborne?s letter in fullGeorge Osborne has requested that ministers make dozens of interventions to fast-track fracking as a ?personal priority?, including the delivery of…
  • 26 Jan 2015 - The Guardian
    Chancellor's letter to cabinet committee on economic affairs requests that ministers make dozens of interventions to fast-track shale gas drilling Continue reading...…
  • 25 Jan 2015 - The Guardian
    President will propose 12.28 million-acre expansion of protected areaAlaska senator Murkowski: ?We will fight back with every resource'President Barack Obama will propose expanding the protected area of Alaska?s Arctic refuge by 12.28 million acres, including the state?s Coastal Plain where oil and gas…
  • 25 Jan 2015 - The Guardian
    Decision set to lead to contracts worth billions of dollars but hopes for a US-China-style air pollution deal are dashedUS industrial interests took centre-stage at the start of Barack Obama?s visit to India as he and the prime minister, Narendra Modi, outlined a deal to limit the legal liability of US…
  • 25 Jan 2015 - The Guardian
    Decades in the making, Iter, a huge experimental nuclear fusion reactor in rural France, could be the site of breakthroughs that will provide limitless, clean energy and secure the planet?s futureThe countryside of Saint-Paul-lez-Durance in Provence is a serene terrain of thickly wooded hills. On chilly…
  • 25 Jan 2015 - The Guardian
    The anarchic former lingerie magnate is taking on the shale oil industry ? with help from mum Vivienne WestwoodFracking, fashion and fanzines are not the sort of conversation topics your average businessman might bring up, especially not liberally interspersed with a different F-word. But then Joe Corré…
  • 25 Jan 2015 - The Guardian
    The government?s dysfunctional approach threatens and the environment and our landscapeAs a resident of Fylde with some oil and gas experience, I feel there has been too much said and written about fracking (?A county divided: is Lancashire ready for its fracking revolution??, News, last week).The technology…
  • 24 Jan 2015 - The Guardian
    Sir Ian Wood says SNP should focus on improving Scotland and shelve independence plans for the foreseeable futureThe North Sea oil industry is winding down and politicians and workers must start planning for the future ?pretty quickly?, a senior industry figure and government adviser has warned.Sir Ian…
  • 23 Jan 2015 - The Guardian
    Shale gas firm offers measures to address noise and traffic concerns raised by planning officers at two proposed sitesThe shale gas company Cuadrilla has asked a council to defer a decision on whether to allow two new fracking sites in Lancashire.Planning officers recommended that Lancashire county council…
  • 23 Jan 2015 - The Guardian
    By changing the rules, this government has sabotaged the promise of a UK community energy revolution and secured the dominance of the big six energy companiesYou would think the government had invented community. When David Cameron became prime minister, he announced that ?my great passion is building…