US President-elect Biden will have his challenges on fracking when his administration takes office

Laura Sanicola writes on the Reuters website about how the American Petroleum Institute will do everything possible to ensure Biden does not fulfil his promise to ban new gas and oil permits on federal lands. No one said the energy transition would be easy.   U.S. oil industry group pledges to fight possible Biden fracking … Continue reading US President-elect Biden will have his challenges on fracking when his administration takes office

To frack or not to frack is the question in Britain

Fiona Harvey writes in The Guardian about a high court decision that ruled government's fracking guidelines 'unlawful'.   Court finds government failed to consider scientific evidence against fracking The government’s attempts to make fracking easier have received a setback after the high court ruled key aspects of its national planning policy to be unlawful. In … Continue reading To frack or not to frack is the question in Britain

Government report outlines the full impact of fracking in Britain

Adam Vaughan and Rowena Mason write in the Guardian about a government report published in full after freedom of information battle, admits impact of fracking on water quality and wildlife is ‘uncertain’, though possible benefits also listed. It is curious how fracking is so important to the UK government’s low-carbon energy transition.   Fracking could … Continue reading Government report outlines the full impact of fracking in Britain

Environmental protests affecting fracking in Poland

There are many countries and regions that are opposing to fracking. Many in Poland were hoping that shale gas would be a panacea to its energy policy concerns but as Arthur Neslen writes in The Guardian, environmentalists appear to have the upper hand.   Poland's shale gas revolution evaporates in face of environmental protests “Whenever … Continue reading Environmental protests affecting fracking in Poland

The State of New York the latest to ban fracking

Jesse McKinley writes a good article in the New York Times about the decision by the Governor of New York to ban fracking in the state. It should be added that the state has had a de facto ban on the procedure for more than five years, predating Governor Cuomo’s first term.   Cuomo to … Continue reading The State of New York the latest to ban fracking

Europe less enthusiastic than America about fracking

Michael Kavanagh writes a good article in the Financial Times explaining the differences in opinion between Europeans and Americans over establishing a shale gas industry. The Polish are the least hostile, in large part to reduce dependence on Russian gas.   Hostility limits growth of fracking in Europe As the US shale revolution continues to … Continue reading Europe less enthusiastic than America about fracking