The first King's Speech in over 70 years has outlined plans to "attract record levels of investment in renewable energy" - but experts say fresh measures are needed to achieve that.
Environmental campaign groups have criticised the latest awarding of new oil and gas licences by the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA).
Environmental campaign group Greenpeace has vowed to appeal after it lost a legal challenge against a new major UK oil and gas licensing round.
There are three primary grounds for any potential challenge to Rosebank.
Anti-fossil fuel activists have launched spontaneous protests at government buildings London following the approval of the Rosebank oil field.
"We need more projects like Rosebank," says Offshore Energies UK, following news the project received has received the green light from the regulator.
Campaigners are due in the High Court today for the first hearing in a judicial review over the government’s plans to continue offering licences for North Sea oil and gas exploration.
Campaigners have written to the UK government and regulators warning they intend to initiate legal action if development of Equinor’s Rosebank field is approved.
UK Government data supplied to campaign group Uplift on North Sea oil spills was inaccurate, the industry regulator has confirmed.
The North Sea Transition Authority defended its analysis of upstream emissions as campaigners claim that approval of Rosebank field would exceed UK carbon budgets.
The study states that the promised boom in offshore wind and renewables cannot be modelled “in the broken image of the oil industry.”
Comedian Frankie Boyle and climate campaigner Vanessa Nakate have urged the Prime Minister to throw out plans to develop a new oil and gas field in the North Sea.
A North Sea operator has been slammed for the “dangerous and damaging” release of tonnes of oil into a marine protected area in the UK.
Calls are being made for the UK Government to disclose information about the “environmental harm” of a contentious North Sea oilfield.
A coalition of campaign groups have vowed to mount three separate legal challenges to the UK government in a bid to stop the award of new North Sea oil and gas licences.
Ithaca Energy (LON: ITH) has celebrated first oil from Abigail, a tiny North Sea oil and gas field which made national headlines this year.
A film spotlighting the “economic, historical and emotional entanglement” of the North Sea oil and gas industry will hit UK cinemas today (Nov 4) – days before COP27.
Westminster has been accused by environmental groups of “abdicating all responsibility” for tackling climate change.
An environmental group is claiming Equinor will pay millions of pounds less in tax if the North Sea Rosebank field gets the go ahead.
Rishi Sunak has announced a multibillion-pound windfall tax on oil and gas, which the industry has slammed as sending "shockwaves" on jobs, investment and communities.
The chief executive of Shell has addressed whether the prospect of a North Sea windfall tax would damage the case for its planned £25bn investment in the UK.
The UK Government has announced plans for regulatory “accelerators" which it claimed could shave "years off” development time for new oil and gas projects in the North Sea.
A new report finds that new oil and gas licensing is not compatible with the UK’s climate commitments and targets set out by the Paris Agreement.
Shell chief executive Ben van Beurden says a windfall tax on the profits of North Sea companies is unlikely to ease the problems caused by lofty gas prices.
A High Court has thrown out a legal challenge claiming that the UK Government had acted unlawfully in its support for North Sea oil and gas.