No New Oil & Gas
Fossil fuels must be stopped to protect our climate
The climate science could not be clearer – to limit dangerous global heating there can be no new oil and gas fields anywhere on earth.
Together we can stop new oil and gas projects and begin a rapid phase out of existing fossil fuel production. We must build a fair and fast transition to nuclear-free, 100% renewable energy that creates decent green jobs.
To ensure a liveable future for everyone, we must urgently stop climate-wrecking oil and gas.
We must keep the oil in the ground
Governments are encouraging fossil fuel companies to drill for every last drop of North Sea oil and gas – despite its devastating climate consequences.
The oil and gas industry wants to extract billions of barrels of oil in UK waters in the coming decades. But the volatile fossil fuel energy system is failing the planet and pushing millions of people in fuel poverty.
For a society powered by renewable energy
We are working to end this political and financial support, to challenge their greenwashing and to hold polluters to account for the harm they are causing. Action must be taken to speed the shift away from fossil fuels. As a nation that built its wealth on fossil fuels, the UK must act fast.
There can be no new fossil fuels if we are to meet our climate goals. Our governments must rapidly scale up renewable energy and create decent green jobs.
What we are doing
- We revealed that UK oil and gas reserves have increased since declaring a climate emergency in 2019
- Along with our allies, we forced oil giant Shell to pull out of the controversial Cambo oil field near Shetland
- We’re putting pressure on the Scottish Government to end their support for fossil fuel companies.
The campaign to Stop Rosebank continues
The UK Government has approved the Rosebank oil field. But the fight doesn’t end here.
Why new oil wont lower your energy bills
These companies will sell it on the international market to the highest bidder.
Our research show how the UK has increased its oil and gas reserves since declaring a climate emergency in 2019.
How we are making progress
- Public pressure forced the Scottish Government to end their support for ‘endless extraction of fossil fuels’, but they must go further and actively oppose plans for new fields
- Though we must keep up the pressure, we’ve helped spearhead the Stop Cambo campaign – a new alliance of activists, campaign groups and experts working together for a great victory
- With fossil fuel companies facing unprecedented pressure for their obscene profits and their role in destroying the climate, we’ve been key in keeping the issue in the media and in public awareness.
We need to overhaul our energy system to end our dependence on profiteering oil and gas companies. It’s time to rapidly scale up investment in renewables and energy efficiency while winding down fossil fuel production to create affordable renewable energy for everyone.Caroline Rance, Climate Campaigner
Polluted Politics: The fossil fuel lobby at Holyrood
How oil companies are using their power and influence to pressure MSPs into slowing down climate action.
Why we collapsed a huge house of cards outside the Scottish Parliament
Despite the clear evidence of climate breakdown, the Scottish Government is considering approving the building of a new gas burning power station in Peterhead.
Peterhead expansion plan would worsen Scotland’s biggest climate polluter
If the Scottish Government approve this dangerous plan, it will lock us in to continued use of volatile fossil fuels for decades to come.
Latest Press Releases
Equinor: UK’s biggest gas supplier is profiting from public pain
Climate campaigners have said the announcement of £29billion (US$36.2b) in annual profits showed how the fossil fuel giant Equinor was ‘benefiting from the public’s pain’. The company’s fourth quarter profits…
UK Government ‘has given up on climate’ after latest oil exploration round
Workers need a real transition plan that can help them shift to secure green jobs, not political stunts that lock us into fossil fuels for longer.
Polluted politics: Fossil fuel lobbyists met MSPs almost 800 times
The revelations come as concern grows about the corrupting influence of oil companies on Scotland’s efforts to tackle climate breakdown.
Polluted Politics: Report into fossil fuel lobbying at Holyrood
Our new investigation is one of the largest reviews of corporate lobbying ever undertaken in Scotland.
Why we need to stop new gas at Peterhead
Short briefing on why this proposal is bad news for our climate, workers and the transition away from fossil fuels.
Friends of the Earth Scotland’s response to the Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan consultation
Our Letter to the First Minister about COP28 & Peterhead Power Station
Rosebank oil field – post-approval briefing
Annual Review 2022-2023
We talk to offshore workers and communities about how they can be supported through the transition to clean renewable energy.
We’re resisting industry-backed technologies like carbon capture and hydrogen which only prolong the life of fossil fuel companies.
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