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Guide to Objecting: UK Methane Application – Keynsham, Somerset.

When objecting to the planning application, please include your name and address or your objection may not be counted. If using a template, please adapt it using your own words as duplicate letters will not carry the same weight. ┬áThe […]

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Who owns Dart Energy?

Dart Energy plans 22 unconventional new gas wells at its site in Airth, Scotland. Yet the company planning the UK’s biggest onshore gas development has many different owners with no single controlling interest. Dart’s main shareholders are a bunch of […]

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Three lords and one Baroness - frackings vested interests inside government

Three lords and one Baroness – frackings vested interests inside government

The House of Lords is emerging as a powerful pro-fracking advocate inside government. Three Lords – Lord Green, Lord Howell and Lord Browne – and one Baroness – Baroness Hogg – each have financial interests in the fracking industry. And […]

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The Shale Revolution: A Peek Behind The Curtain

  • Shale being promoted as an economic miracle
  • It is claimed to have reduced US energy prices and carbon emissions
  • In reality this has all been caused by the economic crisis
  • Drop in demand reduced US coal and oil consumption by 10%
  • Coal and oil redirected through world market to countries like China
  • No world market for gas so US gas prices dropped instead
  • Shale gas production costs are way above present prices, which must rise eventually
  • Exploitation of shale is a sign of desperation
  • Shale will only ever provide small amounts of expensive and dangerous energy

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Fracking Nukes: Counting the kilotons

  • First massive fracturing to produce gas
  • Used nuclear bombs at bottom of wells
  • 3 tests in US in late 1960s/early 1970s
  • Gas turned out too radioactive to sell
  • Massive hydraulic fracturing now used
  • Comparible amounts of energy expended
  • 16 well pad similar to Hiroshima bomb
  • Takes weeks rather than an instance
  • Damage to geology will be similar though

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Guest blog: URGENT – HELP NEEDED TO STOP BIOFUEL (PROBABLY PALM OIL) POWER PLANT IN SHOREHAM

Biofuel company Edgley Green Power (EGP) has submitted plans for a 32 MW biofuel power station in Shoreham-by-Sea. The power station will burn up to 50,000 tonnes of biofuels a year. That’s 13,950,000 gallons of fuel. To help you visualise […]

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Guest blog: Tom Rooker reports on the “Gathering on the Green” at Lytham St. Annes

  Concerned residents gathered at the historic windmill in the town of Lytham, near Blackpool last week to denounce the process of hydraulic fracturing and exploration for shale gas in the area. They gathered together for a group photograph and […]

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Gas pollution seeps into government

Gas pollution seeps into government

The gas industry is not only environmentally irresponsible – it’s lobbyists, paid representatives and vested interests also pollute our democratic process. To do this, the industry uses a complex series of interventions to promote their case, almost all of it […]

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