12th January 2017
UKOOG Issue Another Misleading Report
Radon and Fracking - Lancashire Left At Risk
We recommend a visit to the excellent
Drill Or Drop
for an excellent fracking journalism site with regular news updates and archive.
Rather than duplicate the thorough work there, we will post more occasional updates focussed on related matters and international fracking issues.
Week beginning 13 Feb 2017
Small Scottish renewables businesses are being crippled by soaring business rates. Business rates for small scale hydro, solar and wind projects in Scotland have soared by as much as 650 per cent.This could have knock on impacts on ambitious renewable energy targets north of the border, trade body Scottish Renewables has warned.
Scottish renewables new report
UK’s nuclear security of supply imperiled. Brexit and withdrawal from Euratom could mean the UK running out of nuclear fuel. It was revealed in January that the UK will leave Euratom as it exists the EU. However, membership of Euratom is necessary for the legal trade of nuclear fuels. Ed Davey and Barry Gardner both warn on incompatibility of Brexit with the government's nuclear plans.
United Utilities report
Germany imposes a partial ban on fracking by defining "unconventional" and "conventional fracking, and only allowing four test wells for "scientific" purposes.
Deutsche Welle report
107 MPs call for support for tidal lagoons. Charles Hendry says developing a tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay could start a “new global industry” for the price of a pint of milk per household per year.
Toshiba says it would "consider participating in the Moorside project without taking on any risk from carrying out actual construction work". Moorside risks being derailed, or at the minimum long delays.
A warning of what might be to come with the INEOS plans to frack for their plastics and chemical industry.
For the first time from Pennsylvania comes official confirmation that fracking - and that's fracking itself, not waste water disposal - causes earthquakes. Of course we have knoewn that in the Fylde for six years, but good that U.S. official opinion now agrees.
Fracking caused Pa. earthquakes, state regulators say - CBS
Pa. link between fracking, earthquakes - A.P.
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