Government seeks advice on net-zero emissions as fracking restarts in England

Climate minister Claire Perry has written to the government’s climate change advisers seeking advice on reducing the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero on the same day fracking is set to resume in England

Cuadrilla Resources' Preston New Road fracking site
Cuadrilla's Preston New Road site

Climate minister Claire Perry has written to the government’s climate change advisers seeking advice on reducing the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero on the same day fracking is set to resume in England.

The letter, dated 15 October, was co-signed by Scotland energy minister Paul Wheelhouse and Welsh energy secretary Lesley Griffiths. It follows the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report last week which gave stark warnings over the need to act urgently to curb emissions if warming is to be kept below 1.5°C compared with pre-industrial levels.

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