The boss of shale gas company Cuadrilla has called on the government to act to make fracking commercially viable to help achieve the UK’s climate change aims.
Francis Egan was responded to a report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) which says Britain should lead the world by cutting greenhouse gases to nearly zero by 2050.
The chief executive of Cuadrilla, which has invested heavily in shale gas exploration in Lancashire, said the report had not factored in the carbon footprint created by importing natural gas from overseas.
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