Britain’s Liaison Committee probed Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday on the government’s strategy for tackling climate change and developing new forms of energy such as solar power, wind power, nuclear power and fracking.
Amid an increase in incidences of police attempting to infiltrate various public meetings and events, a university in Kent revealed that police had requested a list of people expected to attend a public debate on fracking.
UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey says firms should be forced to publically disclose their investments in the fossil fuel sector, highlighting the relationship between climate risk and a predicted decline in the value of such holdings.
An unprecedented ban on fracking went into effect Tuesday in Denton, Texas, a town of 123,000 located on top of the natural-gas goldmine that is the Barnett shale formation, the birthplace of the much-maligned oil and gas extraction method.
Possible presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has continued to distance herself from the Obama administration with a mild criticism of “fracking”, the process that has attracted the wrath of Americans across the country.
OPEC`s decision not to reduce oil production will affect major oil producers and may undermine the global oil industry, planting the seeds for a major oil crisis in 2015 or 2016, international oil economist, Dr. Mamdouh Salameh told RT.
Germany says it is not going to loosen restrictions concerning its moratorium on fracking. A report in Der Spiegel had said the government was considering making it easier to extract shale gas and allow test drilling.