Ben Lucas

About

Ben Lucas is currently pursuing an Investigative Journalism Master’s degree at the City University of London. He has a particular interest in UK and international politics, economics and environmental issues.

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Fossil fuel companies should be “kicked out” of the climate negotiations in Paris at the end of this month, Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has told the House of Commons. Her comments were made durin...
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The government has been found to be offering some of the largest subsidies to the fossil fuel industry out of all the G20 nations, according to a new report.  The study estimated that the UK has pr...
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It is now four months since Lancashire County Council announced its shock decision to block two planning applications from Cuadrilla to carry out fracking in Lancashire. But the end is still not in...
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The European Commission’s (EC) guidelines on fracking are being criticised as weak and vague, and have been found to be widely ignored by EU member states, according to a report published today. Th...
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Local councils across the UK have invested more than £53 million in companies directly involved with the dash for onshore oil and gas through their pension funds, DeSmog UK can reveal. A total of £...
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Anti-Fracking campaigners have welcomed a local council’s decision to approve the development of a solar farm just across the road from where Cuadrilla has spent years trying to get permission to c...
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Lancashire anti-fracking campaigners are concerned that fracking could still go ahead in Lancashire because the County Council approved a part of Cuadrilla’s two planning applications. Cuadrilla wa...
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The Labour Party's stance on fracking has never been black and white, which makes the next party leader's view on the topic fairly important.  In February, the Labour Party abstained from a vote on...
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Edelman PR’s credibility continues to wane as two separate petitions highlight the company’s ongoing support for the fossil fuel industry – in particular, its relationship as secretariat to the Tas...
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Yorkshire county has become the new focal point of the UK fracking debate after Cuadrilla’s planning applications in Lancashire were defeated over two weeks ago. Third Energy’s application to hydra...
on

Fossil fuel companies should be “kicked out” of the climate negotiations in Paris at the end of this month, Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has told the House of Commons. Her comments were made durin...
on

The government has been found to be offering some of the largest subsidies to the fossil fuel industry out of all the G20 nations, according to a new report.  The study estimated that the UK has pr...
on

It is now four months since Lancashire County Council announced its shock decision to block two planning applications from Cuadrilla to carry out fracking in Lancashire. But the end is still not in...
on

The European Commission’s (EC) guidelines on fracking are being criticised as weak and vague, and have been found to be widely ignored by EU member states, according to a report published today. Th...
on

Local councils across the UK have invested more than £53 million in companies directly involved with the dash for onshore oil and gas through their pension funds, DeSmog UK can reveal. A total of £...
on

Anti-Fracking campaigners have welcomed a local council’s decision to approve the development of a solar farm just across the road from where Cuadrilla has spent years trying to get permission to c...
on

Lancashire anti-fracking campaigners are concerned that fracking could still go ahead in Lancashire because the County Council approved a part of Cuadrilla’s two planning applications. Cuadrilla wa...
on

The Labour Party's stance on fracking has never been black and white, which makes the next party leader's view on the topic fairly important.  In February, the Labour Party abstained from a vote on...
on

Edelman PR’s credibility continues to wane as two separate petitions highlight the company’s ongoing support for the fossil fuel industry – in particular, its relationship as secretariat to the Tas...
on

Yorkshire county has become the new focal point of the UK fracking debate after Cuadrilla’s planning applications in Lancashire were defeated over two weeks ago. Third Energy’s application to hydra...