Former Yorkshire fracking firm
moves to renewables

Former fracking firm’s move to renewables

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The takeover of a Yorkshire company could be a blueprint for how the wells and other assets of the country’s failed experiment in fracking could be used to produce renewable energy.

After acquiring Third Energy, renewables company Wolfland is to explore the possibility of using wells and infrastructure between York and Scarborough for a solar farm, geothermal energy and hydrogen production, and even carbon storage.

Third Energy had been one of the companies test drilling for shale gas in the UK – fracking – until the government brought an end to the pilots in 2019 because of seismic activity and public opposition.

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