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Fracking

New York state bans fracking for natural gas
New York has become the first state to enact a ban against fracking despite sitting on rich natural gas deposits, a decision that goes against the energy orthodoxy of the rest of the United States.

17.12.2014 22:11

‘Green crap’: MPs grill Cameron over short-sighted UK climate polices
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.

16.12.2014 14:53

Frack-down: Cops sought names of attendees at university debate on 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.

16.12.2014 07:40

‘Stranded assets’: Disclose growing fossil fuel investment risks, UK minister demands
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.

11.12.2014 13:40

‘Invisible killer’: Schools, hospitals should be built away from pollution hotspots – MPs
Schools, hospitals and public buildings should be built away from main roads to protect young children and the sick from deadly pollution, British politicians have urged.

08.12.2014 15:14

Fracking ban goes into effect in its birthplace
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.

03.12.2014 15:09

Hillary Clinton pokes fracking monster in conservation speech
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.

02.12.2014 13:38

‘OPEC decision will undermine global oil industry’
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.

28.11.2014 12:28

Could UKIP's rise herald a new chapter in Russian-British relations?
Another month, another by-election success for the UK Independence Party. Mark Reckless’ victory last Friday in Rochester and Strood - by almost 3,000 votes - followed Douglas Carswell’s in October.

25.11.2014 12:24

Swiss energy giant offers $1bn to drill ‘hundreds’ of shale gas wells in UK
Swiss chemicals giant Ineos has announced it plans to invest $1bn in shale gas exploration in Britain, citing the UK government’s enthusiasm to use the new technology.

20.11.2014 16:21

Feds approve fracking in massive Washington National forest
A federally sanctioned decision announced this week will mean fracking can soon occur within portions of the largest national forest in the eastern half of the United States.

19.11.2014 18:28

No fracking, we’re German! Berlin reiterates moratorium on drilling
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.

18.11.2014 13:20