Green group threatens legal action over Yorkshire fracking decision

North Yorkshire County Council’s decision to allow fracking in the region is “unlawful”. That’s according to green campaigners at Friends of the Earth, who have sent a “pre-action” letter to the council explaining they believe the climate change impacts of extracting shale gas have not been considered. The environmental group said it may seek judicial […]

Green light for fracking in North Yorkshire

Proposals to extract shale gas at a site in North Yorkshire have been given the green light. North Yorkshire County Council’s (NYCC) planning committee gave the go ahead for Third Energy to undertake fracking near Kirby Misperton in Ryedale. It is the first fracking project to be approved since a ban was lifted in 2012. […]

North Yorkshire fracking decision delayed again

A decision on whether to allow fracking in North Yorkshire or not has been delayed by the county councillors. Third Energy submitted a planning application to extract shale gas at a site near the village of Kirby Misperton last year. However North Yorkshire County Council said it still hasn’t received all the required information which […]

Second public consultation for Yorkshire fracking

The Environment Agency is launching a second period of consultation for fracking at a site in North Yorkshire. Local residents have been invited to submit information on the draft permits for Third Energy’s proposals for shale gas exploration. The Environment Agency is willing to issue the permits following a rigorous environmental assessment of the proposed […]

North Yorkshire shale gas consultation begins

A consultation on a shale gas application in North Yorkshire has been launched. The proposal by Third Energy UK Gas is being processed by North Yorkshire County Council. If approved the company will test for shale gas. The applicant hopes to produce gas from the well which is located near Kirby Misperton. The eight-week public consultation on the application […]

Drax – burning the fuels of the future

Drax Power Station in Selby, North Yorkshire can provide as much as 10% of the UK’s electricity at any one time. Steve Austin from Drax Power gives ELN the low down on the plant’s new Siemens turbines as well as Drax’s biomass target.