The UK appears set to back Canada in pushing the EU to allow the import of carbon-intensive oil from Tar Sands in Canada
A Chinese state owned oil firm, CNOOC, linked by human rights organisations to allegations of rights violations in Tibet and Myanmar (Burma) is an investor in the UK's onshore drilling industry - according to an analysis of publicly available data by Energydesk.
Energy regulator Ofgem is carrying out an inquiry into concerns the UK gas market may be failing consumers and undermining security of supply by exporting gas at times of peak demand.
As chancellor George Osborne prepares to announce new tax breaks for shale a series of documents obtained by Energydesk FOI requests reveal the inside story on the government's attempts to regulate fracking in the UK and how it asked Exxon for help.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) significantly overstated the role of the US shale gas revolution in reducing US emissions last year - according to an analysis of recent and historic US government data on energy.