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To frack or not to frack is the question in Britain

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

The evolving energy transition

The evolving energy transition

In the few years that EiD has been providing you information on sustainable energy issues, it has never been quoted in the New York Times until this week. This is a pleasant surprise and hopefully there will be more in the future. Andrew C. Revkin writes a blog on the New York Times Dot Earth … Continue reading

Environmental protests affecting fracking in Poland

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

The economics of fracking

The economics of fracking

Andrew Critchlow writes in The Telegraph that, with crude prices slumping, Britain’s hoped for shale oil ‘revolution’ may be undermined by basic economics.   UK fracking faces bust amid Opec oil price war Experts have warned that a rush to start fracking for oil across Britain may already be over before it has even begun … Continue reading

More concerns about fracking

More concerns about fracking

Pilita Clark and Ed Crooks write in the Financial Times about the increased threat of water shortages resulting from the development of shale gas.   Water shortages pose larger than expected threat to shale gas Water shortages pose a bigger threat to the global shale oil and gas industry than is widely realised, according to … Continue reading

Trying to change attitudes towards fracking

Trying to change attitudes towards fracking

Damian Carrington has an excellent blog in the Guardian about what won’t work to convince the British of the need and benefits of fracking. It is definitely going to take a lot of convincing. Fracking: shock and awe will not win the battle of Britain Removing the ability of people to block shale exploration under … Continue reading