High Court rules government’s fracking guidance as ‘unlawful’

A judge found the government failed to consider the latest scientific evidence

Cuadrilla refused permission for second fracking site

The government rejected the appeal because of concerns over lorry movements to the site

Fracking: Government accused of using ‘slippery backdoor manoeuvres’ to end industry

INEOS Chairman Jim Ratcliffe is calling for the seismic threshold for shale gas extraction in the UK to be increased

‘There is a lot of misunderstanding surrounding fracking’

Paul Roebuck, Energy Manager at Hampshire County Council, said the method of extraction is just another variation of a process that has been going on for decades

Foreign Office spending funds to promote fracking in China

New analysis also found around £2m of funding supported 16 projects in the oil and gas industry in various nations between 2016 and 2018

Spain targets 100% renewable electricity by 2050

It also plans to ban the sale of new petrol or diesel cars by 2040

First shale gas produced at Cuadrilla’s Lancashire site

The company described the news as ‘significant and indicative of the potential of the shale’

Cuadrilla halts fracking in Lancashire again after earthquake

Operations have been paused for 18 hours, during which seismicity levels will continue to be measured

Cuadrilla resumes fracking after minor tremor halted operations

It came just over a week after the company started the process at its site in Lancashire

Two-thirds of Scots in rural areas back onshore wind

Both solar power as well as wave and tidal also received backing from 83% of people