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A new study will explore public perceptions of “fracking” just as exploration resumes in Lancashire

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This article was originally published in the December 2018 issue of Energy World magazine, published by the Energy Institute, energyinst.org There could not be more timely circumstances for the launch of a new interdisciplinary research programme into hydraulic fracturing (commonly termed

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Fracking democracy, criminalising dissent

This blog was originally published on The Ecologist. Written by Andrea Block, Dr Amber Huff, Dr Judith Verweijen, Professor Jan Selby, Professor David Ockwell, and Professor Peter Newell. The anti-fracking victory yesterday should not distract from disturbing trends in the

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Weighing up the case for shale gas after government gives green light to fracking

By Prof. Benjamin K. Sovacool and Suzanne Fisher-Murray If they knew about it, what would the residents of Pawnee, Oklahoma in America have thought about Communities Secretary Sajid Javid’s decision to approve plans for fracking at Cuadrilla’s site at Little

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Should Fracking Decisions be made locally?

Shale gas exploration in the UK has been in the headlines, but little activity has taken place so far. Whether unconventional gas should be part of the UK energy mix is not only the question of economic viability but also

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Short-sighted Tory energy policies could undo years of effort

A re-blog of a post in The Conversation by CIED‘s Noam Bergman, Lee Stapleton and Mari Martiskainen The new Conservative government is letting slip its commitments to renewable energy and climate change mitigation. The bad decisions keep coming, and don’t add up to a

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