Thursday, 13 December, 2018

United Kingdom to boost shale gas production to develop the industry

The Government thinks Britain can get a vital new energy source by allowing the drilling for shale gas. But plans to allow communities to frack have hit the buffers as councils decided not to give planning permission to the projects amid widespread prote United Kingdom to boost shale gas production to develop the industry
Jean Garcia | 18 May, 2018, 12:04

However, under plans outlined by the business secretary, Greg Clark, the drilling of shale wells in England will be considered permitted development, meaning no planning application is required.

He said the measures aim to streamline the "disappointingly slow" planning process and unlock the energy source.

The Energy Minister Claire Perry said: "This package of measures delivers on our manifesto promise to support shale and it will ensure exploration happens in the most environmentally responsible way while making it easier for companies and local communities to work together".

He has also suggested a consultation on whether shale production projects should go into the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects regime, which would mean the decision on whether to allow fracking to start at a drill site would go the the Government alone.

Her comments were echoed by Rebecca Newsome, head of politics at Greenpeace UK.

Permission to frack would also be the remit of a central government agency and not local councils; the representatives of local people.

What is fracking and why is it controversial? . He said fracking was needed to replace dwindling North Sea gas supplies and to reduce imports from overseas.

Extensive gas reserves have been identified in Britain. If we're serious about building an economy fit for the future we need to reprogramme our energy system to one which harnesses the power of the sun, sea and wind - rather than throwing resources at this failed fracking experiment.

Business Secretary Greg Clark announced proposals to scrap the need for fracking sites to get planning permission

But environmentalists campaign against it.

"As a result, the United Kingdom is becoming ever more dependent on Russian and Middle Eastern gas, with British money funding foreign powers at the rate of £500m a month instead of generating jobs and tax revenues in this country", she said.

Industry welcomed the government's move.

"We believe that it is right to utilise our domestic gas resources to the maximum extent and exploring further the potential for onshore gas production from shale rock formations in the United Kingdom, where it is economically efficient, and where environment impacts are robustly regulated", he said.

Under the plans there would be a consultation this summer on the principle of whether non-hydraulic fracturing shale gas exploration development should be treated as "permitted development", which would not require planning permission.

Ministers are also proposing a Shale Environmental Regulator and a new Planning Brokerage Service.

The government's plans would "pervert the planning process" and force fracking on communities says Friends of the Earth. "Britain's fracking experiment was on life support and now the government is trying its best to shock it back into life".

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