Osborne’s letter to speed fracking attracts criticism

A leaked letter penned by Chancellor George Osborne asking colleagues to speed up fracking in the UK was condemned today. In the letter dated 24 September 2014, the Chancellor wrote he expects “to see rapid progress on the following recommendations… a clear time table to implement the development of 3-4 exemplar drilling sites to prove […]

Reforms offer roadmap to green future says FoE

Friends of the Earth said that today’s electricity market reforms “could provide the route map to a safe, green future”. But the environmental group cautioned that “ministers mustn’t get led astray by lack of ambition or vested interests”. Friends of the Earth’s senior climate change campaigner Tony Bosworth said: “Failing to tackle climate challenge will […]