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Fracking for shale gas: Hancock’s half-truths

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The new energy minister calls shale “the holy grail” of energy policy. He’s probably right. It’s a mythical object that no-one’s found, and over time just has increasing comedy-value.

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Give power to cities to transform the energy market


Giving cities more power can help provide an alternative to the big energy companies.

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Bin British Gas – put energy in public hands

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It is high time for a radical change to our energy system, writes Morten Thaysen.

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There might not be any red tape for Boris Johnson to cut, but securing London’s energy security matters

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Faced with the prospect of a capacity crunch in energy supplies, the Mayor is content to sit back and write another column attacking renewables.

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Green Economy: the what, why and how

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In advance of a Left Foot Forward event on green growth, Professor Paul Ekins outlines the path to a flourishing green economy.

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Taking back control of our energy future

Tweet By Hannah Martin and Graham Thompson from No Dash For Gas This week in Sussex, we’ve been reclaiming the power. At our six-day camp, we’ve shared skills, discussed complex environmental and social issues and crucially, taken direct action by shutting down the Cuadrilla shale oil drilling site in Balcombe.  Part of our campaign involved […]

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The British public can see fracking is no answer

Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, argues that David Cameron’s desperation to “sell” fracking to a reluctant nation is making him look like a second-hand car salesman with a real clunker on his hand

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Drilling in London? No thanks Boris!

Opposition to fracking and the negative impact it can have on the environment has been well reported. But that’s never stopped Mayor of London Boris Johnson before.

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The UK has among the best renewables resources in the world. Do we really need fracking?

Judging by yesterday’s announcements, the government believes the hype about shale gas. Like a love-struck teenager it seems blind to any downsides and is lavishing its beloved with gifts such as tax breaks and streamlined regulation.

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Fracking: It’s economics stupid

Today, at 6AM in a release barely more than a paragraph long, the Treasury announced that the British Geological Survey (BGS) had found 1300trn cubic feet worth of shale gas trapped in the rocks beneath Lancashire.

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