The Government’s combination of pro-shale rhetoric and highly restrictive regulation could almost be calculated to please nobody.
Posts Tagged: Shale Gas
The Government should intervene against council’s that fail to meet statutory deadlines – especially on proposals of national importance.
Several new investment vehicles will put Theresa May’s belief in “the good that government can do” into action across multiple sectors.
The way British politics and planning mix tends to push infrastructure decisions into the long grass.
Francis Maude: Cheaper, quicker, simpler, less noisy – and politically acceptable. Why the new Government should take up Heathrow Hub.
Truthfully, I expected at every stage that someone would come up with a showstopper reason why it can’t possibly work. No one has come up with one.
Hinkley Point 3) Ben Caldecott: Let’s seize this chance to end it – and choose a clean, green and efficient alternative instead
Blind faith in new nuclear and shale gas have yielded precisely zero for UK security of supply, despite constant rhetoric to the contrary.
North Yorkshire County Council’s decision is a victory for facts over hyperbole.
Imposing an obligation on suppliers and shippers to hold a certain proportion of their gas in store ahead of every winter would be the most cost-effective solution.
A distinct, centre-right approach to green issues is an overdue addition to the Conservative arsenal, but the Energy Secretary has made a start.
People and communities won’t support the extraction of shale unless they believe they will gain a share in the proceeds.
Nadhim Zahawi MP: Northern Powerhouse, Midlands manufacturing, East Anglian life sciences – and recovery for all
We need to devolve to the cities and shires alike.
I’ve been to “Frackistan” and seen the American industry in action. We have nothing to fear.
Matthew Hancock briefs the Daily Mail as he prepares to unveil a new National College for Onshore Oil and Gas.
Nadhim Zahawi MP: The security case for renewable energy, with back-up from small-scale nuclear and gas
Events in the Middle East and Russia have shown why we need to reduce our dependence on politically volatile parts of the world.
Nuclear politics is complicated: Thatcher stopped the construction of further nuclear power stations in the UK, and Cameron reversed the decision.