Ban on gas fracking in England lifted in push for energy independence

Britain formally lifts a moratorium on fracking for shale gas in England that has been in place since 2019. Energy Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg said strengthening the country’s energy supply was an “absolute priority” Energy prices have soared in Europe after Russia invaded Ukraine, and Britain is subsidising bills for households and businesses at a predicted cost of more than 100 billion pounds ($113 billion) New Prime Minister Liz Truss said earlier this month that fracking would be allowed where it was supported by communities. Experts say restarting the industry will do nothing to ease energy prices this winter.

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