‘A scandal’: Government hit with legal challenge over decision to approve Jackdaw gas field

The UK government has been hit with fresh legal action over its decision to give Shell the greenlight to develop the Jackdaw gas field in the North Sea, with claimant Greenpeace arguing Ministers failed to adequately consider the potential climate impacts of the project. The campaign group today said it had launched a legal challenge … Read more

Carbon Storage: 13 locations selected for UK’s first licensing round

The UK’s first-ever carbon storage (CS) licensing round formally kicked off yesterday, in a move that marks a major step forward for plans to capture 20 to 30 million tons of CO2 a year from a series of low carbon industrial clusters. Launched by the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA), the licensing round will cover … Read more

Balancing Act: New offshore wind research aims to deliver net gain for biodiversity

Data collected by industry, government, and academics across seven countries – including 50,000 seabed samples – is to be included as part of efforts to ensure the expansion of offshore wind projects delivers a net gain for marine biodiversity. The North Sea Net Gain The study – which is to be led by The Crown … Read more