In a victory for grassroots activists, the government has put a stop to fracking in England following a report concluding that tremors cannot be controlled. While it’s not yet fully banned, the science suggests it’s unlikely to be revived.
With ‘easy to reach’ oil and gas running out, fracking has been pushed as a way to plug the gap. But climate change means we can’t afford to dig up yet more polluting fuels. We need to switch to renewable energy instead.
For nearly a decade, people across the country have stood against the companies and ministers which have tried to get fracking off the ground. That fracking has been halted across the UK is a testament to their dedication, commitment and creativity.
When fracking firm Cuadrilla was granted permission to frack for gas in Lancashire toward the end of last year, the company’s bosses probably hoped it would be the moment the anti-fracking movement gave up and fell silent. Instead, it’s only strengthened the resolve of local people. Since the start…
Our response to Cuadrilla's announcement that they require changes to UK fracking law
Our chief scientists responds to company's attempts to make fracking easier
Greenpeace responds to jail sentences handed down to three anti-fracking protesters in Lancashire
Peaceful protest is a fundamental part of democracy – without it, the world would be a very different place.
Our climate is breaking down. Rising seas and extreme weather events are putting tens of millions of people around the world at direct risk. And younger generations are being robbed of their future on a healthy, liveable planet. So we need the government to declare a Climate Emergency and take…
Three imprisoned anti-fracking activists were freed by the High Court today
With the general election rapidly approaching, Greenpeace UK's Political Lobbying Network volunteers are looking forward to working with the new intake of MPs. For International Volunteering Day, member Fi Radford shares her top tips for lobbying your newly-elected representative in parliament.
Activists interrupt PM's journey to meet the Queen, urging strong action on the climate emergency
In reaction to the alternative climate resolution, proposed by Barclays to its shareholders, Greenpeace UK’s climate finance adviser, Charlie Kronick, said: “This headline-baiting net zero proposal, which lacks any targets or detail, comes as Barclays issued an updated energy policy, demonstrating that it will continue to finance climate-wrecking tar sands…
Bernard Looney is trying to position the oil company as green and responsible. If BP's new CEO is serious, the company will quickly abandon oil and gas, and move into renewable energy. Until it does, BP will continue to be a major culprit in the climate emergency.
Images: https://media.greenpeace.org/collection/27MZIFJ83S4UM Nearly 100 Barclays high street branches have been shut down by Greenpeace activists this morning in protest against the bank’s continued multi-billion dollar support for fossil fuels. Greenpeace are demanding that Barclays,…