Tory minister mocked for ‘not in my backyard’ position on fracking

A Tory minister has been ridiculed on BBC Question Time after defending the government’s stance on fracking, but added he would not support drilling for shale gas in his constituency. In the House of Commons on Thursday, Economy Minister Jacob Rees-Mogg was outraged by conservative banks when he answered questions about the lifting of the … Read more

Jacob Rees-Mogg Claims Fracking Opponents Are Funded By Kremlin

But in a written statement to MPs on Thursday, Mr Rees-Mogg suggested it was worth taking the risk of further earthquakes and that more data could be collected when drilling resumes. “While the HM Government will always try to limit the inconvenience to those living and working close to sites, tolerating a higher degree of … Read more

Jacob Rees-Mogg Claims Fracking Opponents Are Funded By Kremlin

But in a written statement to MPs on Thursday, Mr Rees-Mogg suggested it was worth taking the risk of further earthquakes and that more data could be collected when drilling resumes. “While the HM Government will always try to limit the inconvenience to those living and working close to sites, tolerating a higher degree of … Read more

UK lifts fracking ban in England despite opposition

London — The UK government confirmed on Thursday that it will ban fracking in England, arguing that the move will help boost the country’s energy security during Russia’s war in Ukraine. Prime Minister Liz Truss announced within days of taking office earlier this month that she would roll back a 2019 ban on hydraulic fracturing, … Read more

Liz Truss promises ‘never again’ on exorbitant utility bills

The abolition of green taxes on energy bills – a promise from Ms Truss’s Tory leadership campaign – is expected to be confirmed on Thursday. The Prime Minister also indicated on Wednesday that he wanted to help households that depend on heating oil for fuel. Meanwhile, ministers are planning with energy companies for an information … Read more

Liz Truss promises ‘never again’ on exorbitant utility bills

The abolition of green taxes on energy bills – a promise from Ms Truss’s Tory leadership campaign – is expected to be confirmed on Thursday. The Prime Minister also indicated on Wednesday that he wanted to help households that depend on heating oil for fuel. The Telegraph has learned new details about Ms Truss’ plans … Read more