Frack on: shale gets go ahead, despite earthquake risk

The controversial shale gas industry has effectively been given the green light by the UK Government, despite warnings from an independent report which found that fracking, the process of extracting shale gas, was responsible for earthquakes in Blackpool last year. The government-backed panel is recommending a series of new, precautionary measures to the shale gas […]

UK develops unique geothermal tools

Unique instruments have been developed in the UK for monitoring seismic activity in the UK. And could help develop the geothermal industry The ‘seismic sondes’, made by DJB Instruments, are being put to work at The Eden Project’s Deep Geothermal Development, power plants that produce heat and generate electricity using the earth’s core heat. The […]