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What is gas’s role in the energy mix in the UK and what is the Government’s strategy on gas?

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…n the UK’s energy mix? Natural gas currently plays a significant role in the UK’s energy mix, with a notable increase in the proportion of el… read more »


What is shale gas, how is it extracted through fracking and what are fracking’s impacts?

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…Shale gas is a form of natural gas (mostly methane), found underground in shale rock. It is classified as ‘unconventional’ because it is foun… read more »


What are gas prices in the UK and how do they affect bills?

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…t 2.64 cubic metres of natural gas), in 2017 prices fluctuated between 35 and 53 pence per therm. Gas prices for industry vary significantly… read more »


How much shale gas is there in the UK and what is the status of fracking?

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…d Valley, and no shale gas in the Weald Basin. Oil and gas company Cuadrilla currently has eight sites in the Lancashire Bowland area, one in… read more »


What is “decarbonisation” of the power sector? Why do we need to decarbonise the power sector in the UK?

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…coal to lower-emission natural gas can help to reduce power plant emissions: burning coal emits on average 900g CO2/kWh compared with 400g CO… read more »


To what extent could planting trees help solve climate change?

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…2 at higher rates than natural forests. In the absence of major disturbances, newly planted or regenerating forests can continue to absorb ca… read more »


What is geoengineering and how could it help tackle climate change?

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…increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere due to human activity since the Industrial Revolution is enhancing the natural greenhouse effe… read more »


What are the potential impacts of climate change for the UK?

…ts to biodiversity and natural habitats, and the repercussions for the UK from climate change impacts abroad. Computer models that simulate t… read more »


Extreme weather and climate change: is there a link?

Extreme weather and climate change: is there a link?

…em is very complex and natural variability, including El Niño and La Niña events, as well as important local and regional variations, make it… read more »