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Government performs U-turn on its "all-out" drive for shale gas

The Government has been forced to perform a U-turn and concede to a number of Opposition amendments to squeeze through legislation that will allow shale gas development to go ahead.

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Offshore wind energy helps provide £2 million boost to Blackpool Illuminations
(Mon 26/01)
In the town where fracking dominates the headlines, renewable energy has provided a timely reminder of its advantages to local communities.... Read more

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Scotland delivers over £2.5m to help communities tackle climate change
(Mon 26/01)
The latest round of awards under the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund will see 33 community-led projects share £2.86 million, Climate Change Minister Aileen McLeod announced today.... Read more

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Leaked letter reveals high level of collusion between Government and Cuadrilla
(Mon 26/01)
A leaked letter, obtained by Friends of the Earth, from Chancellor George Osborne to Cabinet colleagues reveals how closely the Government is working with the shale gas industry to ensure that controversial fracking take... Read more

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MPs' committee demands halt to fracking as political heat rises
(Mon 26/01)
MP’s on an influential Parliamentary committee have delivered a highly critical report on the fracking industry and called for an immediate halt to shale gas drilling plans.... Read more