UK Abandons Net-Zero Energy Policies for Energy Security

“I’m ending the short-term thinking on energy once and for all. I’m acting now so people and businesses are supported with a new Energy Price Guarantee. I will tackle the root cause of the issue by boosting domestic energy supply to ensure we’re not in this position ever again.” —UK Prime Minister Liz Truss

In Episode 300 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses a development from the United Kingdom and the nation’s decision to repeal its 2019 fracking ban amid soaring energy costs. Tune in to learn how this will impact European – and  U.S. – energy policies.

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PM Liz Truss tweets

BBC: Fracking ban in England lifted in bid to boost UK gas supply

NPR: Households across the U.K. are about to experience an 80% jump in energy costs

Sky News: Ban on fracking to be lifted as part of Liz Truss’s energy plan

Guardian: Fracking halted in England in major government U-turn

Newsweek: Putin Is Funding Green Groups to Discredit Natural Gas Fracking

Conservation Nation: Fracking Report Part 1

Conservation Nation: Fracking Report Part 2


Gabriella Hoffman

Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer. She hosts the “District of Conservation” podcast and CFACT’s original YouTube series “Conservation Nation.” Learn more about her work at

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