Bill McGuire, Emeritus Professor of Geophysical & Climate Hazards, Department of Earth Sciences, University College London, delivered an inspiring but depressing talk recently at Derby Universtity. More than 100 people came to hear him
His slides are attached. : Waking The Giant DERBY Continue reading Notes from the Waking the Giant talk
Unconventional gas exploration is going ahead in Bassetlaw; the northernmost district of Nottinghamshire, in the next few months.
Dart Energy have a planning permit to explore and take core samples from various coal seams under land adjacent to the Danes Hill Energy Park near Sutton cum Lound, north of Retford. It is alarmingly near to wetlands and an RSPB centre. Construction work on site has already commenced
The core will be analysed to determine gas flow rate. This will inform Dart of each seam’s flow rate across the entire coalfield. Coal Bed methane extraction will follow requiring, we assume, many many wells.
Frack Free Nottinghamshire and Frack Free South Yorkshire and are supporting on Saturday 8th March. Meeting at 10am on Carolgate in Retford, and there will be banners, a table, flyers, petitions, etc.
“Public meeting at 7.30pm on Wednesday 19th March at The Well, Hospital Road, Retford.”
Here is the leaflet: ffn-bassetlaw meeting flyer final
If you are interested in helping contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Websites are www.http://frackfreenotts.org.uk and www.frackfreesouthyorkshire.co.uk
Following a lively discussion about fracking at our last meeting, we would be pleased to hear from those of you interested in joining a fracking subgroup to focus on this urgent issue. Send your details to DerbyClimatecoalition@gmail.com .
Note we are working on a resolution to go to the council.