UK Fracking

Will Brexit Lead to a Fracking Free-For-All?

Adam Manuel | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Manuel

So will there be a fracking free-for-all? Not quite. Unfortunately the industry will inevitably expand, but probably not in the way people are expecting.

Our Politics Is Like the Last Stage of a Desperate, Drunken Party: We Need to Sober Up Fast

Natalie Bennett | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

We need to hand the power to the people. That clearly means, in the immediate future, a general election. And then it means profound electoral reform - a fair voting system that produces a government that reflects the will of the people. That means proportional representation. It means an elected House of Lords. It means a will to ensure a society in which no one is left hungry, no one homeless, no one stranded without hope of a decent life. It means a society that lives within the environmental limits of our one fragile planet.

The Waugh Zone May 25, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday May 25, 2016… 1) IFS AND BUTS David Cameron has landed in Japan for the G7 summit. But back ho...

Fracking: Ministers 'Sitting On' Climate Change Report

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Politics

Ministers have been accused of ‘sitting on’ a long-awaited report on fracking and climate change in a bid to help the oil industry. HuffPost UK ha...

The Waugh Zone May 24, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday May 24, 2016… 1) KNIFE-EDGE VOTE Another day, another relentless bit of heavy pounding of Brexit...

Fracking Is Coming To North Yorkshire Despite Overwhelming Opposition

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK

Councillors in North Yorkshire have given the green light to the first fracking operation in the UK for five years, despite huge local opposition. The...

Angry Farmer Sprays Tanker Full Of Poo At Oscar-Winning Actress

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK

A farmer sprayed manure at Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson after she broke a court injunction to protest against fracking on his land. Thompson an...

Welcome to the Frack Free Bake Off!

Emma Thompson | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK
Emma Thompson

I can say with certainty that these are words I've never uttered before: This morning I'm in a field in Lancashire, helping set up a makeshift kitchen and getting ready to take part in a baking-themed protest over plans to frack for gas under the ground I'm stood on. It's an unusual way of protesting. So why, dear reader, would I do such a thing? For almost five years, Lancashire has been in the midst of a battle to stop the shale gas industry. And despite huge local opposition, fracking firm Cuadrilla is determined to set up its rigs and drill.

Why Susan Sarandon Is Right About Hillary

Aaron Vallely | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Politics
Aaron Vallely

I have frequently paid attention to the recurring memory of an anecdote the late Christopher Hitchens once scribbled delectably about Hillary Clinton....

A Magic Solution to Fracking and Climate Change?

Gabriella Apicella | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK
Gabriella Apicella

Leonardo Di Caprio's impassioned Oscars acceptance speech urging collective responsibility for Climate Change demonstrated how popular culture can rai...

Why I'm Joining Greenpeace's Fracking Protest Outside Westminster Today

Tina Rothery | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Politics
Tina Rothery

We're planning to stay here all day in protest at government plans to force fracking on communities across the country. Today we want to show David Cameron's government - this is what it feels like to have the shale gas industry pushed on you against your own will.

What Will Be the Key Sustainability Trends in 2016?

Trewin Restorick | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK
Trewin Restorick

Every year I rashly agree to forecast/guess what will be the key sustainability trends for the year ahead. This time last year I did predict that under investment in flood defences would force government onto the back foot reducing them to sticky plaster solutions - so I got at least one right! What then might happen in 2016?

Climate Change: Fracking for Natural Gas Is Mad, Bad and Dangerous

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

So if natural gas is the wrong fuel to use to halt climate change, why on earth does this government want to frack Britain to extract it? Why is this government so fixated with the extractive industries? Why not strongly support the truly safe, sustainable, jobs-rich renewable energy industries?

The Government Must Take the Direction Provided By the Paris Climate Talks

Natalie Bennett | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

The situation in Lancaster, and the even worse flooding further north in Cumbria, means climate change is in general conversation not just because the flooding occurred during the global Paris talks.

Dave, We Need to Talk: Your Fossil Fuel Problem Is Affecting Us All

Piers Telemacque | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Piers Telemacque

We've heard this all before. You said you'd be the greenest government ever. We believed you. You hung out with huskies. We believed you. Time and time again. You put a wind turbine on your house. We believed you. We wanted to believe you.

Labour Isn't Happy Fracking Under National Parks Was Just Approved

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK

MPs have approved proposals to allow fracking under national parks and other protected areas, prompting Labour to call for a moratorium on the controv...

The Waugh Zone December 16, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday December 16, 2015… 1) THE OTHER DEFICIT It’s David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn’s last PMQs b...

COP21 and The Corporate Coup

James Crawley | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK
James Crawley

What we are experiencing in Paris amounts to a corporate coup aimed at preventing progress and effective solutions to our climate crisis. Now more than ever we need to advocate for system change rather than climate change, with climate activists planning creative ways to inform the public not only of the false solutions on offer, but the real solutions that will lead to positive change in our world.

Green Investment Bank Privatisation - Six Questions That Need Answers

Sepi Golzari-Munro | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Politics
Sepi Golzari-Munro

With infrastructure at the heart of last week's spending review, Government moves to sell-off the country's only infrastructure investment bank become...

The Waugh Zone November 27, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday November 27, 2015… 1) JEZ’S BLACK FRIDAY Late last night, Jeremy Corbyn cancelled today’s pla...

Women Assure Top Female Scientist They Aren't 'Too Silly' To Understand Fracking

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK

A chorus of women including MP Louise Haigh and celebrity Bianca Jagger have hit back at claims by a leading female scientist that women are opposed t...

Green Light for Nuclear While Renewable Energy Sector Forced to Its Knees

Sarah Butler-Sloss | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK
Sarah Butler-Sloss

The UN's chief environment scientist Jacquie McGlade this week criticised the UK for appearing to abandon its leadership ahead of the crucial upcoming climate summit COP21 in Paris. If government policy continues in this vein, we won't need to ask the last person to leave to turn out the lights. They'll have gone out long before then. Just ask the clean energy investors who are starting to turn elsewhere.

Amber Rudd Fails to Inspire on Climate Change

Kyla Mandel | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Politics
Kyla Mandel

It's safe to say climate change is not on the Conservative Party conference agenda this year. If you showed up just 12 minutes late to Monday afternoon's main event, you would've missed energy secretary Amber Rudd entirely. And indeed, it seems quite a few people did.

Amber Rudd Must Stand Up for British Industry and Consumers

Alexander Temerko | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Politics
Alexander Temerko

It's time for urgent action from the government to wake up to these market forces and what they mean for British consumers, British firms and British industry. We've failed to benefit from the plunge in prices; it's now essential not to be caught out by the rebound...

Tank-Driving Vivienne Westwood Continues Her Attack On David Cameron

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK

In the wake of a stunt which saw her drive a tank to David Cameron's house in a protest against fracking, Dame Vivienne Westwood has continued her sca...