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UK enjoyed 'greenest year for electricity ever' in 2017

Published on the BBC News website on the 28th December 2017

Wind farms helped the UK experience its first coal-free day since the Industrial Revolution (PA)

The UK has achieved its greenest year ever in terms of how the nation’s electricity is generated, National Grid figures reveal.

The rise of renewable energy helped […]

How much of your area is built on?

Published on the BBC News website on the 9th November 2017 By Mark Easton, Home Editor

For the first time, you can find out at the click of button exactly how the land is used in your local authority area.

Every council area in the UK has been analysed and individual maps produced showing […]

UK fracking may produce less fuel than claimed, says geologist

Drilled core samples used to determine the viability of shale gas extraction. Photograph: Mo Morad/Getty Images/iStockphoto

Published on The Guardian website on the 17th of August 2017

Story by Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

 

Prof John Underhill argues that geology is fundamental but has been forgotten in assessments of UK’s shale gas capability

Fracking […]