UK Fracking

Greenpeace Accuse Government Of 'Botched Job' On Fracking Consultation

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK

The Government has been accused of using "misleading" information in a public consultation over new under-house fracking plans. Greenpeace claimed tha...

We Must Control Emissions to Make Sure Gas Really Is Cleaner

Jane Burston | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK
Jane Burston

The majority of the UK public would support fracking if it is part of an energy mix that includes renewables, reports BBC news today.

The Number Of People Who Support Fracking Will Probably Shock You

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK

Fracking has unexpectedly widespread backing across the country, with more than three times as many supporting production as opposing, according to a ...

WATCH: David Cameron Finally Gives An Honest Speech About Fracking

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Courtesy of Greenpeace UK - and the one and only only Cassetteboy - the Prime Minister gives his most honest speech yet about shale gas. ...

Ten Reasons to Get Active and Stop TTIP

Marienna Pope-Weidemann | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Politics
Marienna Pope-Weidemann

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will be the biggest international 'free-trade deal' in history. It will standardise EU regulations with their almost non-existent US counterparts. Negotiations are secret and over 90 per cent consultants are corporate lobbyists, which is more than a little suspicious.

Fracking Does Not Mean the End of Opec - It is Not All it's Cracked Up to Be

Nehad Ismail | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK
Nehad Ismail

Fracking presents a new challenge for OPEC, as well as opportunities. The International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts that, over the next five years, one-third of the new oil production of the world will be developed in the USA. By 2020, the US will be a net exporter of gas. By 2035. It will be energy self-sufficient, they say...

Hydro-Electricity! Wind Turbines! Why Not?

Clive Norman | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clive Norman

In addition to these local effects, natural gas extraction has global environmental consequences, because the methane gas that is accessed through extraction and the carbon dioxide released during methane burning are both greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change. New fracking technologies allow for the extraction of more gas, thus contributing more to climate change than previous natural gas extraction."

Puppets of Putin? Russian Secret Agents 'Have Infiltrated Greenpeace'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK

Russian secret agents have infiltrated Greenpeace and other campaign groups to co-ordinate the war against fracking, it has been alleged. After Rus...

Roaming Freely in Search of Shale

Angus Evers | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK
Angus Evers

Few topics arouse such strong opinions in the UK as much as the question of whether we should exploit the nation's potential onshore shale gas and oil reserves through fracking...

Why Fracking in the UK Is Now a Foregone Conclusion

Charles Whitworth | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Politics
Charles Whitworth

The benefits to the UK economy of ensuring fracking commences sooner rather than later are pretty obvious. With the tensions in Eastern Europe showing little sign of subsiding, there are growing concerns over our energy independence in the long term, particularly with regard to gas.

Queen's Speech 2014: The Key Points

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Comedy

(Key points taken down for HuffPost UK Comedy by David Schneider and David Beresford)...

Greenpeace Frack About With Cameron's House

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

David Cameron's home was turned into a "fracking site" by Greenpeace Wednesday as controversial legislation clearing the way for under-house drilling ...

More Fracking Set For Southern Tory Heartlands

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron is set to boost extra compensation offered to communities affected by controversial "fracking" to an average of £800,000 in a bid to by...

Immigration 'Facts' Versus the Real Future - Your Vote

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

When all the scientists on the International Panel for Climate Change agree that the planet is on course for a four-degree warming - caused in the main by human activity, and this warming will be 'severe, pervasive and irreversible', you would think that the European election might just be based on what the political parties would do about it.

Fracking 'Seriously Flawed', Warns Osborne's Dad-In-Law

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's father-in-law Lord Howell, who was forced to apologise after calling for controversial fracking to take place in the "desolate" North...

Lucas Found Not Guilty Over Anti-Fracking Protest

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's only Green MP has vowed to continue her fight to end fracking after being found not guilty of obstructing a public highway and a public orde...

We Need More Onshore Wind Turbines, Not Less

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK
Anders Lorenzen

Travelling through the countryside of Germany and Denmark, there is hardly at any point you can't see any wind turbines spinning in the background. Even in deeply conservative Texas, in the US, wind turbines are becoming a more dominant factor in the landscape and here is the thing - people like it.

Britain Must Invest in 100% Renewables Before The Lights Go Out

Zion Lights | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Politics
Zion Lights

In 2007 Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said the following: 'There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance.' Last year, Thorsten Heins, CEO of BlackBerry said: 'In five years I don't think there'll be a reason to have a tablet anymore.' There is a trend here which suggests that people are notoriously bad at predicting the future even in their own fields of expertise.

Fracking: As Knowledge Has Spread Opposition Has Grown

Natalie Bennett | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

We've learnt a lot since the prospect of fracking for shale gas first reared its head in the UK. One thing hasn't changed though - fracking remains incompatible with building the kind of green energy future we need to avert the very worst climate change.

Supporters Gather For Green MP's Fracking Protest Court Case

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK

Green MP Caroline Lucas wanted to send a clear message to the Government that fracking "was not needed or wanted" when she was arrested during protest...

Can Renewables Face Down the Fracking Onslaught?

Jon Bennett | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Politics
Jon Bennett

Earlier this month the tenth staging of the Ecobuild conference brought together leading lights from sustainable building. One of the conference highlights was a debate on the UK's energy future...

Obama's on His Way to Brussels to Negotiate a 'Polluters Pact'

Keith Taylor | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Politics
Keith Taylor

Across Europe, anti-fracking campaigns have been picking up momentum. Yet this movement could soon be spectacularly crushed. From Romania to Poland to the UK, local uprisings amongst affected communities have quickly escalated into wider protests...

10 Pictures Of Bez Dancing All The Way To Parliament

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Bez, the former Happy Mondays' maracas player, has announced that he is to run for parliament in 2015. The 49-year-old told the Manchester Evening New...

Former Happy Mondays Dancer To Run For MP In Salford At 2015 Election

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Politics

Former Happy Mondays dancer Bez is planning to shake up politics by running to become the MP for Salford at the 2015 election. According to the Ma...

This Is Really Fracking Funny

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Comedy

"With fracking companies circling the British Isles, it's now more important than ever to make a stand," says green electricity company Ecotricity. ...