Davey: ‘I want to see fracking green light’

Cuadrillas drilling rig on Annas Road, Westby, and (below) Ed Davey.

Cuadrillas drilling rig on Annas Road, Westby, and (below) Ed Davey.

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THE Government has given its strongest indication yet that it wants to approve a shale gas boom on the Fylde coast.

Substantial investment in new gas power plants in the UK is “completely consistent” with targets to cut emissions, Energy Secretary Ed Davey insisted.

Ed Davey
Ed Davey

And he also said he hoped it would be possible to give the go ahead to shale gas, which is extracted using the controversial process of “fracking” – as long as it was properly regulated.

 

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