Oil companies will put decarbonisation “at the heart” of investment plans this year as factors like the climate emergency knock the industry’s confidence, according to a new survey.
The Aberdeen headquarters of oil giant Shell have been blockaded for several hours as Extinction Rebellion carries out a series of protests across the city today.
The chairman of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has set out four targets for the North Sea industry to meet before a major climate conference comes to Scotland in November.
It is estimated that during 2019 over 20 million people in the UK contacted the 999 emergency services to request immediate police, ambulance, fire or coastguard support or to report an emergency.
The climate emergency is an “even more pressing challenge” for the industry than the 2014 downturn according to the Oil and Gas Authority’s (OGA) chief executive.
As years go, 2019 was a particularly significant one for Scotland’s energy sector, most notably with the Scottish Government declaring a climate emergency, and outlining our commitment to become a net-zero emissions economy and society by 2045.
2019 is going to be remembered as the year in which climate change has moved to the top of the political debate.
The voting age should be lowered to 16 to give young people a voice on their future in the face of environmental breakdown, a think tank has urged.
Greenpeace has shut down BP’s headquarters in London on the eve of its annual general meeting in Aberdeen.