By Professor Paul de Leeuw, director of RGU's Energy Transition Institute
Only six months ago, the spotlight of the world was firmly on COP26 in Glasgow as the defining moment for the world to keep ‘1.5 alive’. For a brief period, the world was united around a common goal to protect the planet from the worst impact of climate change.
Kishorn Port has been confirmed as an EU-approved site for shipbreaking, paving the way for the site to take on new decommissioning work following a multi-million pound extension of drydock facilities.
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The North Sea is a very busy place. But even as late as the 1980s, it could seem huge when out there in a yacht, racing or cruising because sightings of fishing vessels, merchant shipping and oil & gas platforms could be quite rare.