Norwegian climate negotiators should push other countries attending climate talks in Dubai to follow its lead in adopting guarantees to drive investment into renewable energy projects in developing countries, according to former British prime minister Gordon Brown.
States which banked "staggering" profits from the high price of oil last year should pay a global windfall levy to help poorer nations in the fight against climate change, former prime minister Gordon Brown has said.
In Part Three of our look through the history of the North Sea and Offshore Europe, this time through the 90s.
Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown weighed in on the BiFab contracts row yesterday, writing a personal letter to the director of the Belgian company who could decide the Scottish firm’s fate.
Activity in the North Sea oil and gas sector is fast approaching a cliff.
Throughout the holiday season Energy Voice will be taking a look back at some of our most read columns from 2015.
Gordon Brown is calling for the creation of a North Sea reserve fund to help the oil industry in one of his final speeches before stepping down as a politician. The former prime minister believes the fund would help maintain and upgrade infrastructure and could provide last-resort debt finance for companies who want to keep fields open. He believes the Government could even take over fields in partnership with some firms in order to keep them open and viable in future. The Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath MP, who is stepping down from Westminster at May’s election, also wants to see young people encouraged to work in hi-tech medical, environmental and engineering jobs as traditional manufacturing work continues to decline.