Today, the United Kingdom announced a “North Sea deal to protect jobs in the green energy transition” that campaigners say fails to meet the UK’s responsibility to lead in a phase-out of domestic oil and gas extraction.
Danish Announcement Sends Clear Signal: Climate Leadership Means End to Fossil Fuel Expansion
The Danish Government just announced the cancellation of the 8th North Sea licensing round, a ban on future offshore licencing (following an onshore ban in 2018), and a ban on all offshore production by 2050. Hannah McKinnon of Oil Change International responded as follows.
The Sky’s Limit Denmark: Why Denmark Must Phase Out North Sea Oil and Gas Extraction
A new study released by Oil Change International examines the role of Danish oil and gas production in a Paris-aligned global carbon budget. The report confirms that while Denmark has positioned itself as a global climate leader, its plans to expand North Sea oil and fossil gas extraction would undermine its record of climate action and would be incompatible with achieving its Paris climate commitments.
UK oil and gas: climate emergency, jobs and the need for a managed phase-out
Our new report reveals, for the first time, the climate impact of North Sea oil and gas extraction, and shows the way to a job-creating energy transition. To deal with the climate emergency, the UK needs to immediately stop approving new oil and gas drilling and redirect support to clean jobs and renewable energy.
Report: UK oil and gas drilling plans incompatible with responding to climate emergency
The UK’s oil and gas drilling plans are incompatible with responding to the climate emergency, according to ‘Sea Change,’ a new report by Platform, Oil Change International, and Friends of the Earth Scotland, published today.
Sea Change: Climate Emergency, Jobs and Managing the Phase-Out of UK Oil and Gas Extraction
This new report reveals, for the first time, the climate impact of North Sea oil and gas extraction, and shows the way to a job-creating energy transition. To deal with the climate emergency, the UK needs to immediately stop approving new oil and gas drilling and redirect support to clean jobs and renewable energy.
The UK’s net-zero target must address oil and gas extraction too
The elephant in the room of UK climate policy
Statement of Solidarity with Striking Workers on Total’s North Sea Platforms
Oil Change International and Platform express their solidarity with striking workers on platforms in the North Sea operated by French oil giant Total.
New UK Oil Drilling Round Could Bust Us Through Climate Limits
Post by Mika Minio-Paluello, first published by Platform The UK government is pushing a massive new offshore drilling programme, that will take the UK beyond its climate limits. Oil companies had until 2pm Wednesday to bid for 1200 blocks covering large swathes of the sea off North-west and North-east Scotland and England. There is no space in the atmosphere for the … Read More
Solidarity with striking North Sea oil workers
Oil Change International in solidarity with striking oil workers in Scotland