Plugging leaks in oil and gas infrastructure would significantly cut methane emissions at little or no cost, according to a major new UN report on tackling climate change. But expansion of the use of natural gas was not compatible with climate targets without “massive-scale deployment of unproven carbon […]
The oil and gas industry must improve reporting of climate change impacts or risk losing its social licence, the regulator said today.
The UK Government “lacks a plan” on how to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions, despite setting the target in law almost two years ago, a committee of MPs argued today.
Billions of pounds remain invested in fossil fuels through local government pension funds, even though three-quarters of councils have declared a climate emergency, a new report reveals.
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 […]
County councillors in Surrey are being urged not to accept their officials’ assessment of the benefits of gas exploration near the village of Dunsfold.
The UK does not need more onshore oil to deliver energy security, net zero emissions, jobs or feedstocks, a new report has concluded.
MPs have promised to monitor how quickly the government implements recommendations of the UK’s citizens’ assembly on climate change.
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Officials have supported plans by UK Oil & Gas for a new drilling site near the village of Dunsfold in Surrey despite opposition from local people and councils. A report published this evening has recommended the application be approved by the county council’s planning committee next week. It […]