Tagged: DECC

DECC Wave 22 shows support for Fracking  crashing to a new low

DECC Wave 22 shows support for Fracking crashing to a new low

Today the government belatedly posted the results of its BEIS wave research. This is a series of polls which has been asking questions about energy on a quarterly basis since March 2012 and about shale gas specifically since Wave 8 in December 2013. Today’s results show support for fracking crashing...

DECC Wave 17 shows opposition to fracking is steadily rising

DECC Wave 17 shows opposition to fracking is steadily rising

It seems that the Backing Fracking bandwagon is running out of steam in spite of the massive PR effort from the government and the fracking companies. DECC’s public attitude tracker has now reached Wave 17. Results from polling in March show that more people were opposed (31%) to fracking than...

DECC Wave 15 shows significant increase in opposition to fracking

DECC Wave 15 shows significant increase in opposition to fracking

DECC released the results of Wave 15 of their opinion tracker. Since Wave 8 (December 2013) they have been tracking public support or opposition to fracking. Over those two years the situation has shifted radically as can be see from this graph: Over these two year we have seen support...

Clearing the DECCs

Clearing the DECCs

Well it almost passed unnoticed, but George Osborne’s speech in Manchester this week may have profound effects on UK energy policy, fracking and the future of renewables. It seems that DECC has not been running as an autonomous department since the May election, instead it has been under direct control...

DECC Public Attitudes  Tracker  – Wave 14 shows support for shale dwindling

DECC Public Attitudes Tracker – Wave 14 shows support for shale dwindling

DECC Public Attitudes Tracker – Wave 14 released in August 2015 shows that public support for shale gas extraction continues to weaken. Perhaps the most significant finding is that “support for fracking appears to be linked to awareness…The only group to be more supportive are those that haven’t heard of...

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Those 200 wells continued

At Professor Styles suggestion we decided to trace where his unambiguous claim in the Daily Telegraph of 10th August 2013 that “It is not a new technology, we have had 200 wells fracked in England and no one has even noticed.” came from. He told us he had got his...

Fracking and House prices

Fracking and House prices

Yes – it’s that inconvenient story that just won’t go away. Estate Agency Today carries the following story today Fracking could hit house prices, warn surveyors Monday 15th April 2013 Ministers are wrong to say that fracking will not blight house prices, a national surveying service has warned. The Department...

Cuadrilla’s Tame Gorilla Is Moved To A Different Cage

Cuadrilla’s Tame Gorilla Is Moved To A Different Cage

We were delighted to learn that Energy Minister John Hayes has finally been moved to a position where he can do a bit less damage. Hayes has been an outspoken critic of renewables and has supported shale gas in the past using some decidedly dodgy tactics for a government minister....