Environmental campaigners have criticised the decision to allow more time to develop the controversial Cambo oil field, west of Shetland.
The UK’s official advisor on climate change has said it would support a government presumption against future oil and gas exploration.
The government’s climate advisor is to examine whether developing new North Sea oil and gas fields is consistent with planned cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.
The government’s climate advisor has addressed possible loopholes in the COP26 agreement on phasing out fossil fuel subsidies.
The UK’s climate advisor has praised government plans to cut carbon emissions but called for detailed plans on how some ambitions would be achieved.
The government’s climate adviser has said planning policies must deliver carbon-reduction goals – but it declined to back a landmark legal challenge to how UK onshore oil production is decided.
The government’s climate advisor has said the ongoing moratorium on fracking in England should not be lifted without considering the impact of shale gas on greenhouse gas emissions.
Hydrocarbon companies that want to maintain their position in the economy have to become wholly different businesses, the government’s climate change advisor has warned. Launching the world’s first detailed route map to a fully decarbonised nation, Lord Deben, chair of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), said: “We […]
A key part of the UK government’s strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has been opposed by the first citizens’ assembly on climate change.
The UK has “once-in-a lifetime opportunity” to move to a low-carbon future and stimulate the economy after the Covid-19 outbreak, the government’s climate adviser said today.