Fracking 'could help poorest', says government adviser
21 August 2013 Last updated at 19:33 BST
Campaigners against fracking have been told they are ignoring the benefits that could come from the controversial technique of releasing shale gas.
The government's adviser on fuel poverty says the method could reduce energy prices for some of Britain's poorest people.
But the activists say the answer lies in renewable energy.
Roger Harrabin reports.