Resources

Maps

Also see this post for MAPS. Note that the area licensed along the Somerset coast (below) is now the only area in Somerset licensed for unconventional gas and oil exploration. Nov 2016.

Somerset 14th Round Protected Areas, West

Somerset 14th Round Protected Areas, West

Videos


Sources

The content of this web site draws from a number of sources, including:

Alternative Fossil Fuels – British Geological Survey

Unconventional Gas – Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology

Shale Gas and Fracking – Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology

Carbon Footprint of Electricity Generation – Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology

Sustainable Energy – without the hot air – this book is written by Professor David MacKay of Cambridge University. You can download the book for your personal use as a PDF.

Sustainable Energy - without the hot air Sustainable
Energy – without the hot air
by David MacKay

Professor MacKay is also the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Department of Energy and Climate Change. He is currently writing a report for DECC on the impact of shale gas on green house gas emissions.

There are a number of local Somerset information resources relating to unconventional gas and fracking, including:

Frack Free Somerset – a coalition of concerned groups in Somerset – including Frack Free Chew Valley

Fracking Awareness North Somerset – frackingawarenessnorthsomerset@gmail.com

Fracking Awareness Backwell – Facebook  frackingawarenesbackwell@gmail.com

Frack Free Banwell – frackfreebw@hotmail.com

Gas Field Free Mendip – a diverse network of local people concerned about unconventional gas on Mendip

Frack Free Somer Valley 

Saltford Environment Group

Transition Keynsham – a community group in Keynsham where UK Methane are seeking Coalbed Methane exploration and production.

UK Methane Ltd does not have a web site. Their partner, the Australian company Eden Energy, does. NB UK Methane and Eden Energy have now relinquished their licences in Somerset

The local papers periodically report on unconventional gas issues and opinions, including the Chew Valley Gazette, The Midsomer Norton and Radstock Journal and the Somerset Guardian.

Don’t forget to visit Frack-OFF who have a great range of resources.

The Member of Parliament for North East Somerset is Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg.  He chooses not to publish his fracking articles on his web site. The Timsbury Environment Group published a report of their meeting with him regarding climate change and energy – read it here

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