Industry News

04Aug / 2016

Infrastructure Act 2015: How operators can meet Section 50 requirements

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The Infrastructure Act 2015 covers a wide range of planning and infrastructure regulation including energy development, transport and housing. It is the subject of some controversy due to the steps it took towards defining conditions for hydraulic fracturing. These steps simultaneously started to express what the safe development of shale requires, a move that has brought the value of GGS’ core service, continuous environmental monitoring, to the forefront of the industry.

02Aug / 2016

Brownfield First – Making better use of our land

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The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) has voiced its support of the need for more sustainable development on brownfield sites via their latest report, ‘Brownfield First: making better use of our land’.

26Jul / 2016

Cabinet Restructure – Key changes by new PM

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The key changes made by new Prime Minister, Theresa May, to the cabinet strcuture, and what this means for the energy and other associated industries.

13Jul / 2016

CCC confirms Shale Gas can be compatible with carbon budgets

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The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has announced that the development of shale gas has the potential to be compatible with UK carbon budgets when certain checks are performed.

12Jul / 2016

Brexit – Two weeks on and Implications for the UK Energy Sector

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It cannot be denied that the recent referendum has potential consequences for the long term direction of the UK energy sector. Momentum for developing indigenous resources has been slowed, whilst the country may eventually be released from EU climate change goals to develop renewables. Despite the Brexit vote still bearing down, the past fortnight has revealed some glimmers of hope.

01Jul / 2016

Government responds to consultation on Surface Development Restrictions for Hydraulic Fracturing

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This week the government published a response to the consultation held by the Department of Energy and Climate Change at the end of 2015 on Surface Development Restrictions for Hydraulic Fracturing.

30Jun / 2016

‘Radon: To Test is Best’ in this month’s edition of Tomorrow’s Facilities Management

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Ground-Gas Solutions (GGS) is delighted to have been asked to submit an article on Radon to be featured in the June edition of Tomorrow’s Facilities Management.

14Jun / 2016

GGS looks forward to hosting a workshop at the SoBRA summer seminar 2016

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The Society of Brownfield Risk Assessment (SoBRA) is hosting its 7th annual summer workshop in Bristol on 28th June.

08Jun / 2016

The Road to Shale – Major change or minor adjustments?

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In May the first planning application since 2011 involving hydraulic fracturing was approved. The decision to allow Third Energy to test the flow and, if successful, produce gas from its existing site in Kirby Misperton triggers action for the UK onshore petroleum industry.

24May / 2016

Hydraulic Fracturing planning application by Third Energy is approved

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A planning application for hydraulic fracturing at Third Energy’s KM8 well has been approved by Councillors in North Yorkshire.