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UK grants 24 new North Sea oil and gas licenses despite climate pledges

In a shameful move, the UK government has awarded 24 new licenses for oil and gas drilling in the North Sea. Seventeen major oil companies, including industry giants Shell and BP, have received the rights to explore fossil fuel extraction in areas across the Central North Sea, Northern North Sea, and West of Shetland. The decision, part of the government's strategy to prolong the life of the North Sea's ageing oil and gas reserves, comes amid rising concerns about the government's commitment to climate goals and you know... the climate crisis?
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The move has been labelled as "grossly irresponsible" by reasonable people who accuse the government of prioritising short-term economic gains over its climate leadership. Despite the UK's pledge to phase out fossil fuels at the COP28 UN climate talks, the decision to encourage more drilling has intensified calls for a shift toward sustainable energy practices. The government argues that new licenses will enhance energy security and support the transition to net-zero emissions. 🤡
Critiques argue that the short-term financial gains for the Treasury will not contribute significantly to energy security or lower bills for consumers. Greenpeace UK and other environmental organisations express concern that the move contradicts global efforts to combat the climate crisis and weakens the UK's international standing on climate change, once more. Time to get rid of the conservative government maybe?




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  • Esther Wanjiku

    10 w

    That the UK PM has seen no need to change his stance on the climate policies being made shows that he is very uncommitted to the cause

    • Johannes Luiga

      10 w

      Fossil fuels will soon be stranded assets with no value… really sad to see UK act in this way

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      • zelda ninga

        10 w

        @Johannes_Luiga And i wish that time comes

      • George Kariuki

        10 w

        Granting new licenses directly contradicts the UK's pledge to phase out fossil fuels and achieve net-zero emissions.

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        • We Don't Have Time

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          • Elizabeth Gathigia

            10 w

            Very disappointing its clear they don't care about the mother nature

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            • Princess

              10 w

              This is disappointing.

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              • zelda ninga

                10 w

                Why are they making decisions that will benefit them in the short term,but have long-term effects that might not be irreversible.

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                • Elizabeth Gathigia

                  10 w

                  @zelda_ninga_442 Greed for money has blinded them

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                  • zelda ninga

                    10 w

                    @elizbeth_gathigia It's beyond greed...what is there that they can't see?

                  • Felix mokaya

                    10 w

                    This is bad news .UK take on this is so irresponsible .

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                    • Tabitha Kimani

                      10 w

                      This amounts to gross irresponsibility with devastating outcome in future.

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                      • Patrick Kiash

                        10 w

                        @tabitha_kimani very bad decession

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