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IoD backs government’s shale gas plans

IoD backs government’s shale gas plans


 

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has welcomed government plans to fast-track applications for shale gas development. Responding to the announcement on Thursday 13 August, IoD senior infrastructure adviser Dan Lewis said shale gas was a resource that held “huge opportunities” for the UK, but that its potential was being jeopardised as applications were “getting stuck in the planning system”. He added: “Security of supply is the top energy priority for IoD members, who run businesses large and small across the country. We will continue to rely on gas to produce electricity and heat our homes for many years to come, so it makes sense to extract our own shale gas, rather than import it from abroad.”

 

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