fracking

We're fracking George Osborne's village green!

Posted by kcumming — 4 March 2013 at 12:50pm - Comments

Under the guise of newly-formed fracking company Frack & Go, we've arrived en masse in the picturesque town of Knutsford in George Osborne’s Tatton constituency, to give local people a taste of what might happen if George gets his dash for gas and fracking goes ahead locally.

The Battle for Britain has begun.

Posted by kcumming — 12 February 2013 at 4:15pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: Greenpeace

Was it when Chancellor George Osborne called us the environmental Taliban? When he announced he wanted to build 40 new gas-fired power stations and turn the UK into a “gas hub”? When he was revealed in our undercover investigation as trying to dismantle the Climate Change Act? When he rolled out the red carpet for fracking companies across England? Or when he vetoed a 2030 goal in the Energy Bill for carbon free electricity?

Greenpeace on lifting of fracking moratorium

Last edited 13 December 2012 at 10:36am
13 December, 2012

Responding to the lifting of the fracking moratorium in the UK, Greenpeace Energy Campaigner Leila Deen said:

"George Osborne's dream of building Dallas in Lancashire is dangerous fantasy. He is not JR Ewing and this is not the US. Energy analysts agree the UK cannot replicate the American experience of fracking, and that shale gas will do little or nothing to lower bills.

“Pinning the UK’s energy hopes on an unsubstantiated, polluting fuel is a massive gamble and consumers and the climate will end up paying the price.”

Greenpeace shale gas briefing

Last edited 5 December 2012 at 12:09pm
Publication date: 
30 November, 2012
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Greenpeace Response to Government Gas Fracking Go-ahead

Last edited 17 April 2012 at 11:17am
17 April, 2012

Responding to news that government advisors have given the go-ahead for gas fracking in the UK, Joss Garman, Greenpeace’s senior energy campaigner, said:

“This could be bad news for consumers and would be very damaging for UK efforts to tackle climate change.

“That’s because there’s absolutely no indication that fracking for shale gas will reduce soaring household energy bills, while scientific studies suggest that this kind of gas could be as polluting as coal.