30 Jun '14, 8am

Germany fracking, UK govt. criticised over wind & what do Tofu and cheap solar have in common? - dispatch

Busy morning on the energy and climate news front, let's get to it 1) Germany looks to allow new fracking technologies as UK environment agency says fracking should be allowed across country Germany's Federal government is looking to rush through a law regulating frackingpotentially ending an effective moratorium on the practice in Europe's largest economy. However the law will not allow "today's fracking technology" as deployed in the US - so we're not entirely sure what's going on. In the UK the outgoing head of the environment agency says worries about fracking in national parks unfounded as the process can have little visual impact. In another political intervention London Mayor Boris Johnson has called for a law-change so people own the oil and gas beneath them, as they do in the US. In related news a survey by the UK's British Geological Survey found relatively littl...

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