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What's the future for fracking?

What's the future for fracking?

The number of applications from developers to frack for shale gas can be counted on the fingers of one hand. But can planning authorities expect many more in the years ahead, asks John Geoghegan.

Does the National Infrastructure Commission still have teeth?

Does the National Infrastructure Commission still have teeth?

Last week, the government announced the National Infrastructure Commission would no longer have its independent status enshrined in law. Does the body still have teeth, Lee Baker asks.

Policy Summary: How committed is the government to a National Infrastructure Commission?

Policy Summary: How committed is the government to a National Infrastructure Commission?

Policy: Charter for the National Infrastructure Commission.

The areas bucking the trend by producing pro-wind plans

The areas bucking the trend by producing pro-wind plans

The government has made life tough for onshore wind developers. But some areas want to ease their burden with pro-wind neighbourhood and local plans. Bryan Johnston reports.

Policy Summary: Scottish government consults on implementation of EU environment rules

Policy Summary: Scottish government consults on implementation of EU environment rules

Policy: Consultation on Transposition of Environmental Impact Assessment Directive EU2014/52

Policy Briefing: Shale benefits fund proposal considers resident payments

Policy Briefing: Shale benefits fund proposal considers resident payments

Government proposals to pay communities for hosting shale gas schemes could have a wider impact, says Julia Dixon.

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