The company behind long-term oil extraction at Biscathorpe in the Lincolnshire Wolds was accused today of inconsistencies in its plans.
International pledges to tackle climate change made in Glasgow last year will “wither on the vine” without action, Alok Sharma, the COP26 president said today.
Hundreds of tonnes of climate-warming methane is being released into the atmosphere by the UK’s longest continuously producing onshore oil well, despite curbs ordered by the environmental regulator.
2021 was a year when key decision-makers, institutions and the public said no to the onshore oil and gas industry, often for the first time.
Long-term oil extraction from a site in the Surrey greenbelt would “inevitably” result in greenhouse gas emissions from burning the fuel, the court of appeal was told today.
A group of more than 20 countries is pushing to remove the entire section of the draft COP26 climate agreement on reducing emissions.
In a surprise announcement, China and the US have agreed on climate cooperation over the next decade.
The prime minster has said the UK wants to phase out hydrocarbons completely and as quickly as possible.
The first version of the COP26 climate agreement was published this morning with calls for countries to do more to cut carbon emissions.
The main news today was analysis from Climate Action Tracker that even with COP26 pledges, the world is on course for warming of 2.4C.