Oil Archives - The Glasgow Guardian

Oil in whose interest?

19th November 2023

New Environment Secretary Steve Barclay faces a controversial issue as he takes on his new brief  At the end of September, the North Sea Transition Authority, a government agency that regulates the UK oil and gas industry, issued its approval for drilling at one of the largest North Sea oil and gas extraction projects of ...

It’s not our job to solve climate change

7th September 2023

Neither state-corporatism nor individual efforts can replace meaningful, evidence-led legislation Rishi Sunak could not be more committed to oil. In July, he announced his hope to extract as much of it from the North Sea as possible – a ‘maxing out’ policy. This involves granting over a hundred new drilling licenses, and likely many more ...

The story behind the first ‘energy island’

31st March 2021

Denmark wants to turn it’s North Sea oil exploits into clean energy. Renewable energy sources are always at the forefront of government discussion as new methods are constantly being discovered to curve the effects of climate change and reduce CO2 emissions. To combat this, a Danish initiative to build the world’s first “energy island” in ...