Foreign control of North Sea oil licences threatens UK’s net zero goal

Study warns regulator must take action as private equity firms and state-backed groups begin to dominate

Foreign control of North Sea oil licences could put the UK’s plans to reach net zero emissions at risk, a study has warned.

The research shows state-backed fossil fuel companies and private equity firms are taking a tighter grip on North Sea oil, raising concerns about the government’s ability to wind down fossil fuel production and secure a “just transition” for workers.

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Transport secretary Grant Shapps ‘acted irrationally and unlawfully’ when he approved the £1.7bn project, judge rules Campaigners including archaeologists, environmental groups and druids have won a high court battle to prevent a controversial road project that includes a tunnel near Stonehenge. The £1.7bn scheme to overhaul eight miles of the […]

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