Planned changes mean individual households could receive between £5,000 and £20,000
Worse could be to come for the UK solar industry as 30 per cent of the companies surveyed expect to have fewer employees in 12 months than they do today
Remain campaigners have argued that EU legislation has helped towards tackling water and air pollution, protect endangered species and imposed tough safeguards on the use of genetically modified crops and potentially dangerous chemicals
As part of the compromise agreement, the ban will be revisited by parliament in 2021
The big questions: A Conservative-led council in North Yorkshire has approved the first UK fracking operation for five years. Friends of the Earth says it is now considering legal action - so what are the objections to the practice?
The North Yorkshire County Council planning committee voted seven to four in favour of an application by UK firm Third Energy to frack for shale gas near the village of Kirby Misperton
Fracking operation at Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire, would be the first to gain approval in England since a temporary ban was lifted in 2012
Fears over pollution and the risk to the ‘right to the peaceful enjoyment of one’s property’ fail to win over planning official
'Fracking pollutes drinking water and destroys the national habitat by putting toxic chemicals into the ground,' says Westwood
Authoritative research undermines industry and government claims that shale gas is a relatively clean fuel
Rapid rise in the global-warming gas, 86 times more powerful than CO2, is spotted by satellites
Householders could face an insurance double-whammy if they live within a five-mile radius of shale gas exploration sites
Scientists claim last summer’s quake might be the largest caused by hydraulic fracturing
Three national parks and five "areas of outstanding natural beauty" could be affected by decision to grant licences to explore 159 blocks of land
Lib Dem leader Tim Farron says Tories 'have shown their true colours and lack of regard for protecting beautiful scenery'