Monthly archive for September 2017

European countries spend billions a year on fossil fuel subsidies, survey shows

Governments of 11 European nations are providing subsidies totalling more than £80bn a year to fossil fuel industries, green campaigners have claimed.  

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Farmers Against Fracking rally at KM8 site

Over 100 people came to the gates of Kirby Misperton fracking site to show their support for the rally of Farmers Against Fracking.    One of the organisers was Matthew Trevelyan, a father to two young children and a sheep farmer from the North York Moors. He

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UK Drilling Down with Dodgy Fracking Data

     

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Green Party backs peaceful direct action against fracking in Lancashire

The Green Party MP, Caroline Lucas, supported campaigners taking peaceful direct action at Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool. On a visit today, she said residents and activists protesting outside the Preston New Road site were “pioneers” in the battle against climate change.  

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What’s happening this week? 18-24 September 2017

In this week’s listings Caroline Lucas MP visits Green Monday protest at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site and speaks at a meeting in Lancaster; Two screenings of The Bentley Effect; Fracking motion to be discussed by Salford City Council; 12-hour prayer vigil in Kirby Misperton and World Peace Day gathering

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GREEN MONDAYS AND FRACKING NEWS

GREEN MONDAYS AND NEWS SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 ROWLAND We received this notice from Allan Todd, of the Green Party, about future events they are hosting at the Preston New Road site. This Monday the 18th. both Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley will be speaking with others. Yesterday we

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Wind could make Britain an energy superpower to rival Arabia

The economic argument over wind power has been settled. Britain’s national gamble on offshore wind arrays in the North Sea and the Irish Sea has been vindicated in spectacular style.    

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Council agrees conditions on Third Energy’s North Yorkshire fracking permission

The first high volume frack in the UK since 2011 cleared another hurdle this morning. North Yorkshire County Council confirmed that it agreed planning conditions with Third Energy to enable the company to begin operations to frack for shale gas at Kirby Misperton.    

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What’s happening this week? 11-17 September 2017

In this week’s listings Challenge to INEOS injunction at the High Court in London; No Fracking Day in North East Derbyshire; West Sussex County Council meeting on extension to planning permission at Broadford Bridge; Surrey County Council meeting on retrospective permission at Brockham; Webinar on Physicians for

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Fracking Has an Enormous Radioactive Waste Problem

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is likely how your home gets cooled and water gets heated. But the unconventional oil and gas extraction method, currently booming across the U.S. and a cornerstone of President Trump’s energy agenda, is also behind an often-untold but growing problem: radioactive drilling waste.

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