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The fracking industry, UK energy policy and sustainable solutions

A Q&A on fracking with Laura Bannister, Green Party candidate for the European parliament 


Fracking amazing

Manchesters’ new front line in the struggle against extreme energy


The biomass chain of destruction

How the UK’s hunger for biomass costs communities and forests around the world


Rhymney disaster

New open-cast coal mine planned


Protest 1, Caudrilla 0

The peaceful anti-fracking protests at Balcombe in West Sussex this summer helped to reverse steadily-growing public acceptance of shale gas extraction, according to a Nottingham University report

Council fails to evict Balcombe protest camp

High Court adjourns case involving anti-fracking campaigners


Two futures

It’s possible for every person on the planet to have a good quality of life powered entirely by renewable energy, thus avoiding runaway climate change.

James Marriott & Mika Minio-Paluello, The Oil Road: Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London

Verso, 2012; 344pp; £16.99


Fracking aggravation

On 7 September, two Bristol-based anti-fracking protesters were found not guilty of aggravated trespass, but a third was convicted of failing to leave as soon as practicable, at the Cuadrilla Resou

Crunch time for the Douglas Valley

The Douglas Valley hosted the Earth First! Winter Moot at the end of February. People from across Scotland and the UK piled into the Glespin community hall to strategise, debate and plan.