UK jobs and companies would “pay the price” if ministers agreed a ban on new North Sea exploration, according to a senior industry source.
Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
The UK’s leading oil and gas industry trade body has said any potential ban on new exploration in the North Sea would put the country’s net zero future at risk.
Former UK energy minister Claire O’Neill has slammed the government’s “cavalier attitude” and in-fighting in the lead up to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.
The British public wants government to play a bigger role in tackling climate change, including bringing forward a ban on diesel and gasoline cars and taxing frequent fliers.
The UK Government spent more than £50,000 investigating BP after an oil leak – an amount seven times greater than the fine dished out to the company.
Peer-to-peer energy company Open Utility has secured funding from the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy department’s Energy Entrepreneur fund to develop an online marketplace.
Oil and gas production in the UK rose while the proportion of electricity produced by renewables in Scotland have hit an all time high, new figures show.
Scotland's renewable energy industry displaced the production of 13 million tonnes of CO2 last year, a rise of 10% new figures show.
His new title – secretary of state for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) – is “challenging” but Greg Clark, the new "energy secretary" to all intents and purposes, arrived in Aberdeen this week for his first "meet and greet" with industry and civic leaders.
A leading member of the Kirk has urged Westminster “not to turn away” from a commitment to tackle climate change.
As we launch the 29th Offshore Licensing Round today, it also marks the launch of the ‘Innovate Licence’ which has been developed by the MERUK exploration board working in collaboration with the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and an industry task group represented by a range of companies
The boss of the oil and gas trade body has called for “joined up thinking” between Holyrood and Westminster as the appointment of a new energy minister is awaited.