It’s clear that any new oil and gas drilling will hurt our chances of tackling climate change. But in 2018, the government granted BP a permit for a new oil well in the North Sea. After a legal challenge from Greenpeace, the government has admitted it granted the permit unlawfully.
Demand has plummeted because of Coronavirus, but oil workers shouldn’t pay the price for the industry’s latest crisis. Governments can help by giving them a way out.
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BP’s new CEO is setting out his ‘net zero carbon ambition’ for the oil and gas giant. Bernard Looney wants the company to be seen as kinder and cleaner, committed to tackling climate change. But unless he pulls BP out of the fossil fuel business, anything else is just spin.
Bernard Looney is trying to position the oil company as green and responsible. If BP's new CEO is serious, the company will quickly abandon oil and gas, and move into renewable energy. Until it does, BP will continue to be a major culprit in the climate emergency.
Greenpeace is being put on trial for stopping a BP rig drilling for new oil wells. The penalties may be high, but this attempt to gag and bully those who expose the oil industry’s contribution to climate change won’t succeed.
BP like to say they're part of the climate change solution, but they're spending billions of pounds to explore more oil and lobby against climate legislation.
As you read this, I’m sitting in a big container outside BP HQ in London, blocking one of the main entrances to the building. Along with a team of climbers on the roof, and more people in containers like mine, we’ve shut down the building. This is one of the scariest things I’ve ever done, but I know it’s the right thing.