Posts Tagged ‘shale gas’

The Great Fracking Dilemma: Do You Want it on Your Doorstep?

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

By Phil Foster

Last month, the UK government unveiled a new process whereby planning applications for shale gas projects would be fast-tracked, adding further fuel to a debate that was already raging. (more…)

Greens slam government over ‘anti-democratic’ fracking move

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

The Green Party has accused government ministers of ‘doing the dirty work of the shale gas industry’ after it was announced that the government will have the power to intervene on fracking applications (more…)

Government’s Shale Gas Announcement Will Anger Many

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

The government has today (August 13th) announced that shale gas planning applications will be fast-tracked, which is another blow for those who are strictly against the process of fracking. (more…)

Protests sweep Algeria targeting fracking by Algerian regime and multinationals

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Big demonstrations have spread from the Sahara to Algiers, after Algerian authorities announced the drilling of the first shale gas well in the country. (more…)

The California Shale Bubble Just Burst

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

The great hype surrounding the advent of a shale gas bonanza in California may turn out to be just that: hype. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) – the statistical arm of the Department of Energy – has downgraded its estimate of the total amount of recoverable oil in the Monterey Shale (more…)

Potential For £33bn Investment And Over 64,000 New Jobs In UK From Shale Gas Development

Friday, April 25th, 2014

A UKOOG commissioned report prepared by EY published yesterday underlines that the development of shale gas in the UK could create a £33bn investment opportunity for British business with the potential to create over 64,000 jobs. (more…)

Is UK shale gas extraction posing a risk to public health?

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

More needs to be done to investigate the risks to human health that extracting shale gas poses, suggests a personal view published (more…)

Government's Fixation With Shale Gas Could Undermine Investment In Renewables

Monday, March 24th, 2014

As the Energy and Climate Minister, Mr Gregory Barker, unveils his new Strategic Framework for "Low Carbon Technology" to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, independent experts raise concern that government reliance on shale gas as a bridging technology could damage future investment (more…)

Four Companies Rewarding Patient Investors

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

There’s more to renewable energy than just wind and sun. And thank goodness for that, because our interest and investment in traditional renewable energy sources like solar panels and wind farms seems to be on the decline. (more…)

Shale, the Last Oil and Gas Train: Interview with Arthur Berman

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

How much faith can we put in our ability to decipher all the numbers out there telling us the US is closing in on its cornering of the global oil market? There's another side to the story of the relentless US shale boom (more…)

Ecotricity Turns Up Heat On Frackers With Campaign Film Launch

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Britain's leading green energy company Ecotricity are set to launch a new online film next week as part of a new anti-fracking campaign – the film will premier at a launch event with Green Party MP Caroline Lucas on Thursday 6th March. (more…)

Market Disruptor: Nuclear Restarts Spells Trouble for LNG

Monday, January 27th, 2014

There are two major factors that have emerged in the last five years that have sparked a surge in LNG investments. First is the shale gas “revolution” in the United States, which allowed the U.S. to vault (more…)

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