EEI research

Forthcoming: ‘Extreme Energy, ‘Fracking’ and Human Rights: A New Field for Human Rights Impact Assessments?’

Abstract This paper, the first output of an on-going research project of the Extreme Energy Initiative (University of London), explores the potential human rights impacts of the family of extreme energy extraction processes involved in the production of shale gas, … Continue reading

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Extreme Energy, ‘Fracking’ and Human Rights: A New Field for Human Rights Impact Assessments?

Following our co-authored report for the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, this is the second output from the Extreme Energy Initiative’s research project on the human rights implications of fracking. Abstract This paper explores the potential human rights impacts of … Continue reading

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Ecologist article: Fracking is driving UK civil and political rights violations

Extreme energy in the UK is arousing extreme reactions, write Jess Elliot & Damien Short. On the one side stand citizens committed to preserving the quality of the local and global environment. And against them, a government determined to let … Continue reading

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Full Report: ‘A Human Rights Assessment of Hydraulic Fracturing and Other Unconventional Gas Development in the United Kingdom’

The Report is “a preliminary account of the human rights implications of fracking” in the UK and argues that, due to a range of potentially adverse and serious impacts on human health and the environment, “the UK Government has a … Continue reading

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A Human Rights Assessment of Hydraulic Fracturing and Other Unconventional Gas Development in the United Kingdom

Bianca Jagger, Founder and Chair of The Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation BJHRF), has released a report on ‘A Human Rights Assessment of Hydraulic Fracturing and Other Unconventional Gas Development in the United Kingdom’. It calls on the UK government … Continue reading

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Synopsis of ‘A Human Rights Assessment of Hydraulic Fracturing and Other Unconventional Gas Development in the United Kingdom’

  A Synopsis of A Human Rights Assessment of Hydraulic Fracturing and Other Unconventional Gas Development in the United Kingdom Commissioned by the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation Co-authored by the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and … Continue reading

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Ecocide and the ‘polluter pays’ principle: the case of fracking

Ecocide and the ‘polluter pays’ principle: the case of fracking

Karen Hulme and Damien Short assess the effectiveness of economic instruments for the prevention of environmental damage. It seems as though the environment is subjected to attacks on its integrity and its viability on a daily basis. In the 1970s … Continue reading

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Extreme Energy and Climate – A critical review of the UK Government’s policy on unconventional fossil fuels and climate change

By Paul Mobbs, Mobbs’ Environmental Investigations This report provides a critical analysis of the evidence supporting Government’s recent policy announcements on the issue of ‘extreme energy’ sources (tight oil and gas, shale gas, coalbed methane and underground coal gasification) in … Continue reading

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“A fistful of train tickets”: Eight months travelling for an explanation of the rush to develop unconventional gas

Published in The Ecologist, 5th March 2014, under the title, ‘Fracking is the death spasm of a defunct economic order’ By Paul Mobbs, Mobbs’ Environmental Investigations and Research, February 2014. For five years Paul Mobbs has been working on ‘unconventional gas’ … Continue reading

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Defining ‘extreme energy’: A process not a category

by Dr. E. Lloyd-Davies Definitions of extreme energy often come with lists of examples (e.g. tar sands, mountain top removal, deep water drilling and fracking) that the term is said to encompass. Extreme energy is often considered as a category … Continue reading

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Economically & politically fracked: ‘Behind every picture lies a story’ – statistical reality versus PR-hype within the political project of unconventional gas in Britain

Let’s get one thing clear, this is not about conspiracy theories. This isn’t about a powerful elite meeting in darkened rooms to fondle their fluffy white cats whilst talking in menacing tones. This isn’t about class warfare. What the diagram … Continue reading

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