Keep up to date with February 2023’s news with our digest of daily updated headlines about the business, regulation and campaigns around UK fracking, shale, and onshore oil and gas.
The UK needs to kick its dependence on fossil fuels by dropping plans for new oil and gas licences and the new coal mine in Cumbria, Friends of the Earth said this morning.
The Court of Appeal has rejected a legal challenge to UK government investment of $1.15bn in a liquified natural gas project in Mozambique.
Councillors in Edinburgh voted this afternoon for an end to investments in fossil fuel companies by the £8+ billion Lothian Pension Fund.
Climate campaigners this morning sprayed fake oil on London offices with links to the fossil fuel industry.
The COP27 climate conference ended in Egypt today with a landmark agreement to compensate poorer countries that are the victims of climate change. But there was little progress in tacking emissions from burning fossil fuels, the root cause of global warming.
Thousands of people are due to take to the streets at the weekend in protests calling for climate justice.
UK prime minister Rishi Sunak was criticised today for his government’s plans to expand North Sea oil and gas extraction, while promoting renewable energy at the COP27 climate talks.
Mia Mottley, the prime minister of Barbados, called today for oil and gas companies to contribute to the cost of climate change.
The former US vice president, Al Gore, speaking on the opening day of the COP27 climate talks, criticised the world’s addiction to fossil fuels. He told world leaders meeting at Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt: “We must see the so-called ‘dash for gas’ for what it really is: a […]