In response to the Scottish Government’s announcement it will scrap its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 75% by 2030

April 18, 2024By Valentina StacklFeatured, North Sea, Press Releases 3 Comments

At a time when governments must ramp up their climate efforts, the Scottish Government’s backtracking is a catastrophic betrayal. Once a UK leader on climate policy, Scotland is turning its back on scientific evidence and international obligations, to line the pockets of oil and gas executives and save face after missing eight of the last 12 annual emissions targets.

Press Conference: New Report Reveals North Sea Countries’ Oil and Gas Plans Breach Paris Agreement

March 5, 2024By Valentina StacklNorth Sea, Press Releases

Join us for a critical press conference addressing the failure of the five major North Sea oil and gas-producing countries – Norway, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark – to fulfill their climate commitments. The press conference will unveil a comprehensive report and set of benchmarks rating North Sea countries’ oil and gas production policies by their level of alignment with the Paris Agreement developed by Oil Change International.

Approval of Rosebank oil field highlights UK Planet Wrecker status

September 27, 2023By nicoleNorth Sea, Press Releases 2 Comments

“The science could not be more clear: there is no room for a single drop of oil from new fields. In our recent report “Planet Wreckers” we showed how the UK is one of the five rich Global North countries responsible for 51% of planned new oil and gas extraction globally to 2050, and blatantly ignoring the calls to rapidly phase out fossil fuels. The fact that the UK Government has approved the biggest undeveloped field in the UK, and coming just one week after the Government’s weakening of its net zero policies, is proof positive it is siding with oil and gas giants over a liveable future for all.”

Norway’s electrification of Melkøya gas plant: The perfect storm of climate injustice

September 7, 2023By Oil Change InternationalBriefings, Featured, North Sea

This briefing, titled, Norway’s Electrification of Melkøya Gas Plant: The Perfect Storm of Climate Injustice, reveals not only the project’s disastrous climate implications for the Norway and the Arctic, but also the human rights violations in the decades-long governmental oppression of the Indigenous Sámi people and their ancestral lands.

Oil drilling ban in Lofoten sets precedent for high-income, fossil fuel producing countries to manage their decline of fossil fuel production

August 5, 2023By Silje LundbergFeatured, North Sea, Press Releases

This weekend, The People’s Action for an Oil-Free Lofoten, VesterĂĄlen, and Senja, Folkeaksjonen, is closing the chapter on a successful decades’ long campaign to protect the area’s waters from oil drilling. The victory is a first step for Norway and other wealthy fossil fuel producers around the world that must lead in ending all new fossil fuel development and manage a decline of existing production.