FoE has said the Mozambique LNG project may produce 4.5 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases. It complained the UK government had failed to evaluate or calculate these.
UK Export Finance (UKEF)
The Court of Appeal will today hear a legal challenge over the Mozambique LNG project, from Friends of the Earth (FoE).
JDR Cable Systems has secured financial support for a new “state-of-the-art” subsea cable manufacturing facility in the north-east of England.
Just over one year ago, the UK ended financial support for fossil fuel projects overseas. This meant ending export finance, aid funding and trade promotion for new crude oil, natural gas or thermal coal projects.
In a recent judicial review decision, two judges in an English court considered an application by Friends of the Earth (FoE) to quash UK Export Finance’s (UKEF) decision to provide export finance to the Mozambique LNG Project.
A legal challenge by Friends of the Earth (FoE) to Mozambique LNG has split opinions among High Court judges.
A panel of government and industry representatives highlighted the need for early engagement across the offshore wind sector if target capacity and UK export opportunities are to be realised.
To make real progress in bringing power to those without in sub-Saharan Africa, interested parties will have to provide much more cash.
A case has begun this morning in the High Court as Friends of the Earth (FoE) challenges the UK government’s support for Mozambique LNG.
Climate change is a global problem but some areas have more to lose, particularly those in the developing economies.
The UK’s decision to restrict export funding for overseas energy projects is harming the country’s own suppliers, while not having an impact on hydrocarbon use.
Plans have been unveiled for a state-of-the-art subsea cable manufacturing facility, designed to boost the UK offshore renewables sector.
First Subsea is to expand its north-east operations after securing a number of major offshore wind contracts.
Scotland’s approach to trade with Africa is changing, driven by new commercial pressures, COVID-19 and the energy transition.
UK Export Finance (UKEF) has formed a new partnership with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult in order to promote renewables companies abroad.
A change of approach is needed to ensure the UK can reap the benefits of the energy transition, according to a senior government official.
This year, the government will host COP26, the UN’s global climate change conference, and share how we will reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
The US administration has set out plans to cut financing for hydrocarbon developments, while African states are doing what they can to secure energy projects.
The UK government will face questions in court over the legality of its support for Mozambique LNG, following a win for Friends of the Earth (FoE).
As the period for comments on UK Export Finance’s (UKEF) plans close, a campaigning group has highlighted a number of hydrocarbon projects in which the agency may play a role.
US President Joe Biden has signed an executive order to tackle climate change, as part of which the US will move away from funding fossil fuel-based energy internationally.
The UK government intends to halt funding for hydrocarbon projects overseas on the five-year anniversary of the Paris Agreement.
A Scottish manufacturing firm has snapped up a multi-million pound contract to support construction work for a major North Sea wind farm.
The credit export wing of the UK Government could support tens of thousands of jobs in the coming years if it switches its focus from oil and gas to renewables, according to a new study.
A number of options have been suggested to address Africa's need for electricity, but hydropower has often been overlooked.