‘Strengthening Our Energy Resilience’: Britain Ends Fracking Ban, Will Become Net Exporter By 2040

‘Strengthening Our Energy Resilience’: Britain Ends Fracking Ban, Will Become Net Exporter By 2040


The government of the United Kingdom ended its fracking ban in a push to bolster the nation’s energy security, according to a Thursday announcement.

Russia severed natural gas flow through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline earlier this month in an apparent retaliation against Western Europe for supporting Ukraine. As other countries impose energy consumption restrictions upon their citizens while continuing to prioritize green energy commitments, British Prime Minister Liz Truss has pushed for higher fossil fuel production and set the goal of becoming a net exporter of energy by 2040.

“We are cutting off the toxic power and pipelines from authoritarian regimes and strengthening our energy resilience,” Truss said Wednesday during a speech to the United Nations General Assembly. “We will ensure we cannot be coerced or

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