Plans to extract methane from a disused colliery near Rufford Abbey in Nottinghamshire were approved this lunchtime by two votes.
Research by scientists at Manchester University has found that shale gas is one of the least sustainable choices for generating electricity.
Angus Energy announced in the past hour that it had received approval from the Oil & Gas Authority allowing it to produce oil from a side-track well drilled earlier this year.
Angus Energy told investors this morning it was seeking the go-ahead for on-site power generation at its Brockham oil site in Surrey.
Consultations are underway into plans by Egdon Resources to produce oil, and possibly gas, from its Wressle well near Scunthorpe.
A committee of MPs has suggested the government policy of increased use of gas fired power stations will make it hard for the UK to meet carbon reduction targets by 2030.
Professor Kevin Anderson, deputy director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, gave evidence to the inquiry today against Cuadrilla’s plans for fracking at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood. Here are the key points from his evidence: