Jenny speaks in House debate on Fracking

On Tuesday Baroness McIntosh of Pickering, Chair of the Licensing Act 2003 Committee, asked whether HMG plan to ensure that the three tests set out by the Committee on Climate Change with regard to shale gas exploitation by fracking are met before any fracking work proceeds, and if so, how.The Government Minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe (The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) responded but failed to answer the question and there followed a short but well informed debate focusing on who gets to make the decisions and what (and by whom) would be considered an acceptable level of leakage.

Jenny joined in the debate to say: My Lords, in fact there is mounting evidence that the methane leaks associated with fracking are far dirtier than those associated with energy derived from coal. Therefore, I do not see how it is possible for us to have clean energy and fulfil all our commitments if we carry on fracking. Is it not time that we followed the devolved countries of Scotland and Wales and abandoned fracking in England?

You can watch the whole debate here