Countries are planning production of oil, coal and gas over the next decade at levels that is "dangerously" out of sync with targets to curb climate change, the UN has warned.
The new UK energy minister has reaffirmed his support for the oil and gas industry as the COP26 climate summit beckons.
Climate campaigners have disrupted an event in Edinburgh due to the involvement of Shell’s chief executive.
I’ve just received a round-robin email from Greenpeace calling on Brits to tweet Boris and kill off North Sea oil & gas right now.
You do not have to look far to find arguments that the UK is more polarised than it has been for decades.
All eyes are on Glasgow as the world’s leaders prepare to convene for COP26, and the call to action has never been stronger as the climate crisis rolls on.
A senior oil and gas figure has warned the industry that its social license to operate is “barely holding out”.
As the UK finds itself in the midst of a gas crisis, stark figures have shown that North Sea production could be on course to wrap up by the end of the decade.
Oil companies have long been the target of environmental protestors, but recent campaigns have seen a much wider list for activism.
The Scottish Government has been urged to stop ‘sitting on the fence’ over the controversial Cambo oilfield near Shetland.
The SNP has been urged to back the Cambo oil field off Shetland, ahead of a vote brought forward by the Scottish Conservatives.
A larger than previously thought share of the world’s hydrocarbons cannot be produced if the world is able to control warming to only 1.5 degrees Celsius.
I like to think that by now nobody in Scotland with an IQ greater than 1 hasn’t realised that climate change is a real and present danger. The IPCC “Code Red” report, record temperatures, destructive floods and the very disturbing news that the Gulf Stream is showing signs of slowing down is surely enough to convince even the most stubborn that we really do need to phase out the burning of fossil fuels and make other quite dramatic changes to how we live and work.
The Cambo furore comes at a time when the UK faces tough decisions about how to meet its energy needs and attract investment whilst burnishing its environmental credentials ahead of COP26 in Glasgow in November.
The cacophony around Cambo could throw a “huge spanner” into the works with regards to investment appetite in the North Sea, an industry expert has said.
How can continuing to extract oil and gas from beneath our seas play a role in tackling climate change? Shouldn’t we just shut down North Sea production now?
“At BP, I think we try to do the right thing,” says Emeka Emembolu, the energy giant’s North Sea boss.
Shell’s new North Sea boss has committed to putting the company’s “upstream business in reverse” as part of a key Aberdeenshire CCS project to drive net zero.
A senior industry figure has stressed the importance of oil and gas to a successful energy transition, describing the two as “inextricably linked”.
Spend on projects in the UK North Sea is expected to top £20 billion over the next five years, a flagship study has revealed.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg has said she does not believe Scotland is a world leader on climate change, as the Scottish Government claims.
A researcher at Aberdeen University has said that environmental groups are “not looking at the data” on the Cambo oilfield debate.
This week, the team reflects on the shocking and fatal explosion on a Pemex platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Allister asks whether the to-ing and fro-ing in Mexican oil policy could have played a part.
Industry doyen Sir Ian Wood has warned that halting new oil and gas exploration and production projects in the UK would be "absolutely crazy".
Two activists in kayaks confronted a vessel in Norway amid suspicions that the UK Government and an oil company were set to “jump the gun” on the Cambo project, west of Shetland.