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Rishi Sunak facing renewed pressure over plans to ‘max out’ North Sea oil

Rishi Sunak is facing further attacks on his plans to expand oil and gas exploration in the North Sea this week. The Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill – to be debated in the Commons on Monday – has already triggered widespread protests, including the resignation of Chris Skidmore, a former Conservative energy minister. The bill aims to boost fossil fuel extraction by establishing a new system under which licences for North Sea oil and gas projects will be awarded annually. Green groups and analysts are lining up to criticise it. UpLift, which campaigns for green energy, pointed out that the bill, which the government says will “max out” the UK’s reserves, will actually result in only a 2% rise in North Sea gas output. “The remaining 98% of gas demand will come from existing North Sea fields,” its analysis finds. https://getsnap.link/6i8iHbjT5cK

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  • Abraham Jok Atem

    11 w

    This is so sad

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    • Kevin

      11 w

      Very frustrating and as always Rishi Sunak in his usual element

      • Elizabeth Gathigia

        12 w

        Rishi always letting his people down when it comes to matters of climate change

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        • Grace Njeri

          12 w

          Rishi should be seeking second opinion from the environmentalists before implementing sour decision that jeopardizes the climate and people's well being.

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          • walter lungayi

            12 w

            It's important for Rishi Sunak to carefully understand the negative impact of these projects on environment and health of people.

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            • johnte ndeto

              12 w

              Rishi has always been reluctant and insensitive towards fossil fuels

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              • Princess

                12 w

                This approach appears at odds with global efforts to transition towards cleaner energy sources, potentially undermining broader climate goals.

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              • Joseph Githinji

                12 w

                This are devastating news, expanding oil and gas exploration will harm our environment.

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                • Esther Wanjiku

                  12 w

                  As always Rishi Sunak is true to form. Very frustrating

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                  • Kevin

                    11 w

                    @esther_wanjiku_785 A penny for each time Rishi was in the wrong climate headlines and you would break bank

                  • George Kariuki

                    12 w

                    Very disappointing!

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