Fears have emerged that gas prices at a 10 year high in the UK have prompted a resurgence in coal-fired power, just as the OECD urges global governments to raise the cost of emitting CO2 much faster.
Business Green 18th Sept 2018 read more »
Plans to fast-track fracking have sparked threats of a Tory rebellion against the government. At least 20 backbench MPs are said to be willing “to destroy the government’s majority” if ministers try to push through proposals to remove the need for planning approval for initial fracking assessments. The government launched a consultation in July on the principle of granting planning permission for non-hydraulic shale gas exploration development (seismic surveys and test drillng) through a permitted development right.
iNews 18th Sept 2018 read more »
Third Energy, one of the firms at the frontline of the UK’s fracking drive, has been hit by the departure of two of its directors due to delays over its flagship project in North Yorkshire. Campaigners said the resignations were a sign of a company “in meltdown”. The exit by the two Third Energy directors came amid reports that the government was facing a backlash from around 20 Tory MPs voting against its proposals to fast-track shale projects through the planning system. One Conservative party MP told the Guardian: “There is a clear Tory rebellion brewing.”
Guardian 18th Sept 2018 read more »