two people painting 'no more fossil fuels' message on an oil drum

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.

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

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