Relying on shale gas to provide cheap energy will not be a long-term solution to the country's power needs, due to the fuel's effect on climate change.
This is according to Friends of the Earth, which was responding to a report released this week by the International Energy Agency.
The study stated the world is on the cusp of a 'golden age of gas' that would result in cheaper prices and generate global demand for the commodity.
However, it warned exploiting this could have a significant affect on the world's climate, leading to temperature rises above current targets.
Energy campaigner at Friends of the Earth Tony Bosworth said using shale gas would be "incomprehensible" when there are many clean solutions for generating electricity available in the UK.
"The energy secretary knows shale gas is not the answer to our energy woes. He must convince the government to cut energy waste and listen to the public who want more of their electricity to be powered by our sun, wind and water," he said.
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