This article gives an up to date look at where the UK shale gas story has reached. While things are looking very encouraging on the ground (or rather under it) the political resolve seems to be lagging somewhat behind.
This site is a reference point for those with a cool head for climate science, arguably the most political science ever. When the government and most of the media concentrate on alarmism, this site is the antidote for those who don't believe the scare stories - YOU ARE NOT ALONE! (blog started on 7/11/07)