UK Fracking

David Cameron Nearly Got Asbestos For Christmas

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK

Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has attempted to deliver asbestos as a Christmas present to David Cameron in a protest against fracking. The 73-...

Fracking: Climate Change Concerns

Joe Storey | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Storey

Fracking is the sensible middle ground between preserving the environment and satisfying our energy needs. The industry is undeserving of the hysteria disseminated by opponents who threaten to jeopardise an energy source which is potentially beneficial to communities, the environment and consumers.

Shale Gas: Silver Bullet for UK Energy?

Peter Rolton | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Rolton

I was recently interviewed by BBC Radio Northampton on the issue, and here I draw together the discussion of exactly why this isn't and shouldn't be the case.

Fracking: Regulation Concerns

Joe Storey | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Storey

The Green Lobby should not be able to tarnish shale gas extraction in the UK with examples from a country with a wildly different regulatory regime, nor should the public be concerned that UK regulators are impotent bodies.

Fracking: Seismic Activity Concerns

Joe Storey | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Storey

Cuadrilla suspended drilling after a series of tremors near its Preese Hall site, which has been operational since 2011. This moratorium was subsequently revoked in December 2012, allowing exploratory drilling to resume...

Fracking: Water Concerns

Joe Storey | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Storey

If opponents are really concerned about water usage and are not disseminating falsehoods for their own political gain, their efforts would be far more effective targeting more water-intensive industries.

Black Is the New Green, Part One: Energy Security

David Saddington | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK
David Saddington

Energy security is one of the most talked about topics not only in terms of the debates around climate change action but also conventional policy. Energy price and stability have very real economic implications for any nation and there is now more than ever increasing concern to secure the resource by internalising energy generation.

IPCC Report: A Tipping Point for Political Action

Caroline Lucas | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

Climate change demands a collective response. We can't expect other countries to act if we don't. And as UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said: "Science has spoken. There is no ambiguity in their message. Leaders must act; time is not on our side."

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.