Govt calls for report on fracking and carbon emissions

Part of a fracking site in Lancashire Credit: ITV News

Ed Davey has today commissioned another report on fracking - this time to gauge the risks of increased methane emissions.

“Emissions of methane - which is a potent greenhouse gas - are already subject to control, but I am today commissioning a study of the possible impacts of shale gas development on greenhouse gas emissions and climate change," he said.