Onshore Oil & Gas

I understand and indeed share many ofthe concerns about fracking. I do also accept however, that as well as renewables, the use of gas, including shale gas, is likely to play a role in our energy mix over the coming decades. I strongly believe therefore that we need to make sure that this happens in a way that safeguards public safety and protects the environment, and it is right that proper evidence exists… (continue reading)

Issues – Balcombe

In terms of climate change, I am reluctant to see Britain extend our reliance on fossil fuels any more than necessary, particularly without carbon capture and storage. In this respect, I would not therefore welcome any exploitation of shale gas unless it replaced other carbon sources of fuel and represented a reduction in greenhouse gases (including methane)… (continue reading)