Power plants fuelled by natural gas will not be classed as a sustainable investment in Europe, unless they meet an emissions limit that none currently comply with, according to draft European Union regulations seen by Reuters.
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Campaign groups were responding to news that industry proposals were “insufficient” to lift the moratorium imposed by the government after fracking by Cuadrilla caused earthquakes in Lancashire. The regulator, the Oil & Gas Authority, told DrillOrDrop that research proposed so far by the industry would not “satisfy us that associated hydraulic fracturing could take place consistent with the government’s policy aims”. The industry organisation, UK Onshore Oil and Gas, said its members would take a “science-led approach” to lift the moratorium. It also said cases of earthquakes caused by fracking were rare when compared with the total number of stimulated wells.
Drill or Drop 2nd Nov 2020 read more »