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Welcome to the EKAF website home page. Here you will find the latest information regarding EKAF activities and the most recent newsletter. Many local news updates are also published on our Facebook pages here

Drill or Drop

National and International news is updated almost daily on Ruth Hayhurst’s excellent “Drill or Drop” website here.

Government & Frackers

Confirmation of the Government’s close links with the frackers is contained within this excellent interactive infographic:

Green energy Suppliers

It’s now very easy to switch from the traditional energy suppliers to a green energy supplier. Obviously EKAF does not have any kind of financial stake in any energy provider, but the following link might help you switch to a renewable source of energy:  www.unfrack.me

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Bore Free Eastry has become actively involved in supporting the campaign groups opposing drilling in Surrey (see recent news below) and have changed their name to “Bore Free South”.  Full information is on their website: http://www.borefreesouth.org.uk

You can support the Surrey campaign via the BFS site at the following link: http://www.borefreesouth.org.uk/donate/

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2017

CURRENT PETITIONS

Greenpeace is running a petition urging Theresa May to abandon the fracking agenda:

https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/page/s/petition-theresa-may-dont-frack-uk

Oppose Government plans to increase business rate taxes on solar energy

https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/page/s/no-new-solar-taxes-v3

Save Sherwood Forest

https://act.foe.co.uk/act/save-sherwood-forest-fracking?refsid=114756

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Frack Off newsletter April 2017: A comprehensive update of the latest national unconventional energy news

Latest EKAF Newsletter

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Recent news 2017

David Smythe’s account of his on-going legal challenge against the removal of his Emeritus access status at Glasgow University can be read here:

Emeritus Professor David Smythe’s update

In case you missed the original report on this it can be read at the following link:

https://www.crowdjustice.org/case/at-glasgow-university/

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David Smythe’s analysis of fracking with respect to local authorities’ mineral plans and the infrastructure Bill can be read at the following link:

http://www.davidsmythe.org/frackland/

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Concerned Yorkshire Residents Against Fracking” have produced the following useful fact sheet:

Fracking myths and facts

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Three quarters of the UK’s biggest shale gas deposit may be unrecoverable because there is not enough space for the wells, a new study has found. Tom Grimwood’s analysis can be read here

75% of UK shale resources not recoverable

GOVERNMENT KILLS OFF SOLAR ENERGY

Article from The Independent 14/04/17 by Environment correspondent Ian Johnstone

Government Kills off Solar energy

Fair subsidy for solar power

The Solar Trade Association has called for the government to offer a fair subsidy for solar development

Solar Trade Association calls for subsidy

The Independent report on Government plans to abandon EU energy targets after Brexit :

Government plans to abandon EU energy targets

 

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