Opinion

USA turn from fossil fuel ‘more direct, more fierce and quicker’ than expected

Since his inauguration, the new American President, Joe Biden, has wasted no time in initiating the shift away from coal, oil and natural gas – once the bedrock of US prosperity. John Kerry, previously Barack Obama’s secretary of state and Read more »

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OGUK CEO says Energy White Paper must be opportunity

Deirdre Michie

OGUK chief executive Deirdre Michie OBE appeared before the House of Commons Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee to give evidence on the Energy White Paper (EWP) calling for it to be an opportunity for jobs and communities. Read more »

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D&I Task Group dial up the dialogue on mental health in the oil and gas industry

OGUK announces that its Diversity & Inclusion Task Group will deliver a free online event exploring how the industry supports the mental health of its colleagues, on Monday 18 January. The hour-long session will include insight from leading voices on Read more »

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UKIFDA vision for a liquid fuel future

As UKIFDA launches its new future vision for clean growth and decarbonisation Guy Pulham, chief executive comments: “We’ve always supported the principle of decarbonisation, clean growth and clear air and now with the first trials of liquid biofuels taking place Read more »

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Industry response to Government’s Energy White Paper

With Government acknowledging the positive contribution that the industry can make in the transition to net zero in its recently published Energy White Paper, UKPIA and OGUK have welcomed the report. Following the release of the white paper, UKPIA has Read more »

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OFTEC: Time for open debate on off grid heat decarbonisation

Any consultation arising from the Government’s long anticipated Heat in Buildings strategy must allow a genuine discussion on all the options to decarbonise rural homes, otherwise thousands of households could suffer severe financial consequences, warns OFTEC. Up until now, government Read more »

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Industry responds to CCC Sixth Carbon Budget

The Sixth Carbon Budget published from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) outlines the requirement for a 78% reduction in UK territorial emissions between 1990 and 2035. Despite bringing forward the UK’s previous 80% reduction target by nearly 15 years, Read more »

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Truck drivers and cyclists: essential safety advice

At time of writing we are in ‘Road Safety Week 2020’, the UK’s biggest road safety event, which is coordinated annually by Brake, the road safety charity. Designed to stimulate community involvement, the event has great scope to reach many Read more »

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Calls for clearer vision for HGVs after Government announces end to conventional engines

In response to the launch of the Government’s 10-point plan on reaching net zero, Alex Veitch, general manager for public policy at Logistics UK, comments: “Logistics businesses fully support the government’s aim to transition to a low-carbon economy, but the Read more »

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OFTEC urges support for renewable liquid fuels after PM outlines 10-point plan

Paul Rose, CEO of OFTEC, responds to the Government plan for ‘Green Industrial Revolution’: Decarbonising heat from UK homes is a national priority that must be urgently addressed. However, we are concerned about the high costs rural households are likely Read more »

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