The UK’s gas production is far from meeting the country’s demand, “we absolutely do not have a proper plan” says Richard Lowes, senior associate at the Regulatory Assistance Project.
Climate Change Committee (CCC)
The CCC says UK climate leadership has been undermined by “confusing signals” such as its support for new coal and oil production.
The Climate Change Committee finds that most workers will see no major impact from the UK’s drive for net zero, but “targeted intervention” is needed in Scotland and Wales.
New analysis suggests the UK’s hydrogen targets may fall short of what is needed to decarbonise the power sector, while the supply gap could impact other industry plans to slash emissions.
Government advisors say hydrogen, CCUS, storage and smarter demand must all be rolled out faster if the UK is to achieve a zero-carbon electricity system by 2035.
The head of the Climate Change Committee (CCC) says government policy must focus on efficiency and ensure electricity is cheaper than gas in a bid to “transform the economics of low-carbon heat”.
The UK is currently on track to miss its legal climate targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the mid 2030s by a huge margin, Government figures show.
Climate Change Committee chief executive Chris Stark said the industry and regulator the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) could do more, sooner to reduce emissions if North Sea production is to continue.
In its advice to government, the UK's Climate Change Committee (CCC) said it supports ‘stringent’ tests on North Sea licensing as part of proposed climate compatibility checkpoints, but stopped short of recommending an end to exploration.
A new report finds that new oil and gas licensing is not compatible with the UK’s climate commitments and targets set out by the Paris Agreement.
North-east Conservative MP David Duguid has thrown his support behind plans to fast-track the approval of six North Sea oilfields.
A leading government advisory body is to publish direction on new oil and gas licensing in the UK.
The Scottish Government has been told the "delivery of rapid emissions reductions cannot wait" if it is to meet legally-binding climate change targets at the end of this decade.
Arguably, much of the animosity directed towards carbon capture and storage (CCS) in recent times has seemed more than a tad harsh.
As many as 10,000 new green industrial jobs could be created by the middle of the decade if carbon capture utilisation and storage is immediately scaled up.