An influential group of MPs has accused the government of having no clear plan for funding the transition to net zero emissions by 2050.
The chancellor Rishi Sunak was accused of extending the fossil fuel age with his budget today.
The energy minister, Claire Perry, has described shale gas as “entirely consistent” with UK measures to a low-carbon future.
A government energy minister has declined to give details of the acceptable level of fugitive emissions from fracking wells in the UK.
Shale gas development on a significant scale is inconsistent with UK carbon budgets unless three conditions are met, according to long-awaited advice to government.