Monthly archive for August 2016

Victoria bans fracking

The Australians have been blazing an anti fracking  trail that we have followed for five years. First they gave us Lock the gate, then they gave us the inspiration of Nanas and now an outright fracking ban in Victoria. Chloe Aldenhoven is one of those trail blazers

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LANCASHIRE FRACKING PROSPECT CAUSES STRESS, SUSPICION AND FRACTURED COMMUNITIES – NEW RESEARCH

A study by Anna Szolucha, of the University of Bergan in Norway, found that even before exploration had begun residents living near proposed sites had experienced stress and anxiety. Much of this was caused by what she described as “a profound sense of moral outrage” at the

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Momentum Continues to Grow in the Opposition to Fracking: More Than 70 Brazilian Cities Approve Fracking Bans

Last week saw two more Brazilian cities prohibit fracking, reaching a total number of 72 since the launch of the No Fracking Brazil campaign in 2013. Fracking is a method for fossil fuel extraction which is already banned in several countries and bankrupting its promoters in the

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U.S. Electricity Generation From Renewables Has Broken Records Every Month in 2016

Electricity generation from wind, solar, and other renewable energy technologies have set monthly records every month so far in 2016, based on data through June released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration yesterday.  

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Lock the Gate to Frackers

Frack Free Lancashire We’re locking the gate to frackers… Does it seem a little quiet? That’ll be because in meetings, around kitchen tables, over garden fences and in various places… the people of Lancashire are readying themselves for the imminent decision about fracking Lancashire. We are many,

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Police monitoring group offers guidance on the role of security guards at anti fracking protests

BY RUTH HAYHURST ON AUGUST 12, 2016 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) Anti-fracking campaigners who are filmed by security guards outside oil andgas sites can apply to obtain copies of footage held on them, according to a new briefing. The document, published this week by the policing

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France to roll out futuristic solar roads to power millions of homes

France is set to roll out over 1,000km (621 miles) of solar road that will deliver an eco-friendly way to produce enough energy to power millions of households. The project was announced by Ségolène Royal, the country’s minister of ecology and energy, and will see these electric

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Ministers ignoring the radioactive risks of fracking

Senior research fellow DAVID LOWRY explains how the government’s impatience to frack the countryside could unleash dangerous amounts of radon.  

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House prices in UK’s only fracking area drop 4%

Fear of earthquakes caused by shale gas exploration could see a 4% reduction in house prices near fracking sites, according to a report published by the University of Bristol.    

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Black Ice & Disobedience

On 2nd September at 7pm there will be a double film screening at the Mystery Tea House, 23 Cannon St, Preston. Two films, Black Ice and Disobedience will be showing. Tina Rothery will lead a discussion after the film showing A donation of £2-50 is recommended We

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