The federal government has lifted a ban on fracking for shale fuel, paving the way for much more than 100 new licences for exploration.
Enterprise secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg said: “In light of Putin’s unlawful invasion of Ukraine and weaponisation of strength, strengthening our electricity security is an complete precedence, and – as the prime minister stated – we are heading to be certain the British isles is a web electrical power exporter by 2040.
“To get there, we will need to take a look at all avenues offered to us via solar, wind, oil and fuel output – so it is really ideal that we have lifted the pause to realise any possible sources of domestic fuel.”
The new licensing round is anticipated to guide to over 100 new licences.
Ed Miliband MP, Labour’s Shadow Weather Transform and Internet Zero Secretary, termed fracking a “perilous fantasy”.
“It would do very little to lower electricity bills, it expenses significantly additional than renewables, it is unsafe and it is deeply unpopular with the general public.”
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