Fracking executives from Cuadrilla held a series of “urgent” meetings last summer with the Environment Secretary and the Environment Agency about permission to drill for shale gas in Balcome and Lancashire.
A lobbyist for British Gas owner Centrica is helping formulate energy policy at the Department for Energy and Climate change, according to FOI’s reported in The Observer and seen byEnergydesk.
Emails and text messages released to Greenpeace Energydesk under a Freedom of Information (FOI) request reveal that the county’s most senior civil servant, Cabinet secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood, travelled to Lancashire for a dinner with Cuadrilla’s Francis Egan.
The UK appears set to back Canada in pushing the EU to allow the import of carbon-intensive oil from Tar Sands in Canada
A Chinese state owned oil firm, CNOOC, linked by human rights organisations to allegations of rights violations in Tibet and Myanmar (Burma) is an investor in the UK's onshore drilling industry - according to an analysis of publicly available data by Energydesk.
Energy regulator Ofgem is carrying out an inquiry into concerns the UK gas market may be failing consumers and undermining security of supply by exporting gas at times of peak demand.
As chancellor George Osborne prepares to announce new tax breaks for shale a series of documents obtained by Energydesk FOI requests reveal the inside story on the government's attempts to regulate fracking in the UK and how it asked Exxon for help.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) significantly overstated the role of the US shale gas revolution in reducing US emissions last year - according to an analysis of recent and historic US government data on energy.