Fracking in the UK has a difficult history – economic theory suggests that whether fracking should occur is a simple case of consent and compensation.
Britain was once sat on huge gas reserves, but most of it leaked away long ago.
Why recent calls for the UK to resuscitate shale gas exploration are for the birds.
Energy prices might be global, but domestic policy still counts.
Some speculated that voters in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Colorado and Texas would vote against Joe Biden because of his plans to phase out fossil fuels.
Flaring, or burning, waste gas from energy production has sharply increased over the past decade. It wastes usable fuel, pollutes the air, and helps drive climate change.
Fracking in northeastern British Columbia has left behind tens of thousands of wells. Some of these are leaking — and could threaten the environment and the public’s health.
A permanent fracking ban is needed to end the farce and shift resources into carbon capture and storage.
The fossil fuel industry plans to compensate for declining demand for gasoline by flooding the world with more plastic.
New research uses a different technique to give a much lower estimate.
A researcher looking at the social impacts of shale gas developments, explains why there’s much more to the Blackpool tremors than just ground movements.
Although fracking has been given the green light it’s still not known how common felt earthquakes may become and if communities are willing to accept them
Big oil and gas companies spent far more fighting this ballot initiative than the measure’s supporters did.
Landowners told researchers that they lacked the knowledge, time and money to advocate for themselves, their financial interests and their property in negotiations over drilling leases.
Governments and energy firms will find it hard to generate the necessary public acceptance for such a controversial technology.
Shale gas exploitation in the US has helped cut is greenhouse gas emissions by 11%. A study explores what would happen if this were expanded globally, and the findings challenge conventional wisdom.
It is extremely important to monitor local seismic activity before fracking starts to avoid causing harm.
A vulnerability map could help assess the risks associated with fracking and groundwater which around 300 towns depend on in South Africa’s Karoo.
South Africa’s Karoo region potentially holds shale gas that could transform the energy economy of the country. But given the uncertainties around exploration what’s the next logical step?
Why protesters should think about putting their feet up.