The Nerve of the UK Fossil Fuel Industry

Last week it was revealed that the chief executive of fracking giant Cuadrilla penned a letter to UK MPs calling on them to relax regulations on the strength of earthquakes that are allowed during the fracking process. Despite heavy opposition from locals and environmental activists, Cuadrilla was given a licence to begin drilling at their … Continue reading The Nerve of the UK Fossil Fuel Industry

What the US Midterms Mean for Climate Change

Yesterday saw one of the most important America midterm elections in recent history. The results saw Donald Trump and the Republicans add to their advantage in the Senate by flipping three democratic seats in favourable States won by the President back in 2016. However, they did concede control of the House with a number of … Continue reading What the US Midterms Mean for Climate Change

There’s Still No Urgency to Tackle Climate Change…

The release of the IPCC special report just a few days ago has highlighted the disaster we find ourselves barreling towards. The IPCC report found that 1.5℃ of warming above pre-industrial levels could have catastrophic consequences for millions around the world, and without urgent action, we could reach that milestone in just 12 years. In … Continue reading There’s Still No Urgency to Tackle Climate Change…

Natural Gas Exploration should Frack Off

Fracking for natural gas in the UK has been on the minds of the Conservative Government for a number of years now. According to the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the government believes that 'shale gas has the potential to provide the UK with greater energy security, growth and jobs'. They definitely … Continue reading Natural Gas Exploration should Frack Off

Renewable Energy in Europe is Looking Positive!

The EU has also recently increased its target for the percentage of energy generated by renewables by 2030. Whilst the UK only wanted to raise the target to 30%, a number of countries, including France, argued for the 32%, whilst some feel that the targets could have been increased further (Spain and Italy). Environmental groups … Continue reading Renewable Energy in Europe is Looking Positive!