Tagged: regulation

More Fools’ Gold

More Fools’ Gold

So following on from yesterday’s post we have further evidence of how our “gold standard regulation” works. Yesterday morning the A583 was closed at about 7:15 to allow a convoy of trucks to enter the site. The trucks passed protesters at the entrance to the site at 7:27. This was...

Watching the Defectives

Watching the Defectives

So, with the usual PR fanfare Cuadrilla announced their shiny new environmental measurements portal. We are glad that they are at least acknowledging the potential impacts of their activities, but we don’t really think it’s appropriate they they seem to be being left to mark their own homework here. Interestingly...

New “Improved” Independent regulator!!!

New “Improved” Independent regulator!!!

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy made an announcement yesterday. The Oil and Gas Authority will be established as an independent regulator by the UK Government, with new powers that mean it can act with greater speed and flexibility to drive investment, support jobs and further the UK’s...

A flurry of Menzies

A flurry of Menzies

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2013-07-05a.162967.h&s=speaker%3A24804#g162967.q0 July 5th 2013 Mark Menzies (Fylde, Conservative) To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to ensure that any community benefit revenue that is derived from shale gas is apportioned to people living in the immediate vicinity of well sites. Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks, Conservative) I...

The Office for Unconventional Gas and Mark Menzies MP (Contd)

The Office for Unconventional Gas and Mark Menzies MP (Contd)

We commented earlier this week about the fact that Mr Menzies appeared inordinately pleased with his failure to secure an independent panel to oversee shale gas regulation. Of course we didn’t just comment here, we wrote to him as well. Yesterday he raised the issue again in parliament to Energy...

The Office for Unconventional Gas

The Office for Unconventional Gas

What we do NOT need is another government body costing more tax payers’ money and making life easier for Mr Osborne’s friends like Lord Browne by “streamlining” and “simplifying” the already inadequate regulatory regime.