investigations

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22nd Jul 2014
Zachary Davies Boren and Lawrence Carter
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The first in a series of FOI email correspondence between energy companies and the government.

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21st Mar 2014
Zachary Davies Boren
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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.

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11th Nov 2013
Damian Kahya
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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.

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18th Sep 2013
Damian Kahya
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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.

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19th Aug 2013
Damian Kahya
Documents show Government advisor and Cuadrilla chairman Lord Browne personally intervened in a reported argument between the Environment Agency (EA) and the shale gas company over whether tough regulations on environmental waste should be applied to its operations.
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25th Jun 2013
Kyla Mandel
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15th May 2013
Energydesk staff

The UK appears set to back Canada in pushing the EU to allow the import of carbon-intensive oil from Tar Sands in Canada

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3rd Mar 2013
Damian Kahya and Harry Kennard
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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.

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6th Feb 2013
Rachel Salvidge & Damian Kahya
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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.

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30th Nov 2012
Dr Fran Boait & Damian Kahya
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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.