Category: Media

Liz Truss Struggles To Explain Local Consent

This morning Prime Minister, Liz Truss, gave a series of car crash interviews on BBC local radio stations. Quizzed by Graham Liver on BBC Radio Lancashire, she struggled to explain what she meant by local consent and why she felt fracking should go ahead here in Lancashire. During the short...

More Numberwang

In yesterday’s Sunday Express an open letter from a number of the usual suspects (Brexity types turned climate change mitigation avoiders) like Tim Martin and Lance Forman claims: The United Kingdom has enough natural gas to take back control of our energy policy at least until we have developed nuclear...

Thanks, but no thanks!

Thanks, but no thanks!

That seems to have been the general response to Cuadrilla’s parent company AJ Lucas’s attempts to winkle more cash from their beleaguered investors. The results are now in and we can see that they managed to raise a gross total of Au$28.6 million from the sale of about 440 million...

Please Sir! I want some more

Please Sir! I want some more

AJ Lucas have their bowl out again and are asking their investors for more cash. Last time they did this was back in January 2018 and we reported on that at the time. The idea of the offer is pretty straightforward – you are offered a number of shares for...

With Friends Like These …

We are quite used to sparring with the industry’s front groups. It is a rather obvious strategy for them to set up astroturf groups claiming to be organised by local residents who can then say and do things that the companies themselves might prefer not to be seen saying and...

Cuadrilla downgrade forecast confidence

Things have not been going swimmingly for Cuadrilla (unless we imagine them splashing around on their soggy well pad perhaps). This is perhaps reflected in the language they use to describe their level of confidence in their ability to extract gas from their operation at Preston New Road. Back in...

The answer my friend …

The answer my friend …

New research by You Gov commissioned by climate change group 10:10 shows that on shore wind is vastly more popular than either of the government’s two pet projects (Small modular nuclear reactors or fracking) Support for fracking is particularly low. A very clear majority (61%) really don’t want a fracking...