Scientists say uh-oh, wind farm jobs row and (climate) budget time

 

The Hill publishes detail of a new report suggesting that the oil and gas industry may be more polluting than we even knew …. up to 40% more. They cite the respected Nature journal detailing results of tests on ancient air taken from the ice sheets of Greenland which has prompted them to re-evaluate how they measure emissions and subsequently, humanity’s impact, concluding that we’ve been underestimating the industry’s impact all along.

Even as protestors continue to target the big oil and gas companies in efforts to get them to change their ways, one former BP (for a year) employee argues a change of tactic may be needed. In her FT Alphaville column, Izabella Kaninska argues climate activists would be better off buying BP and the like, to help forge change from within.

Pity, meanwhile, the communities around Mossmorran enduring flaring and fears for their health after years of problems, broken promises and inaction. BBC Scotland News reveals that the under-pressure watchdog SEPA, who has pledged with other stakeholders to hold the petrochemical plant owners to account, have admitted monitoring equipment installed to record air pollution are not working. Continue reading “Scientists say uh-oh, wind farm jobs row and (climate) budget time”

Shell UK and ExxonMobile served with final warning by SEPA over ‘noise, vibration and black smoke’ from flaring  

THE Scottish Environment Protection Agency has served final warning letters on petrochemical companies ExxonMobil Chemical Ltd and Shell UK Limited.

They were issued with Final Warning Letters following “an enhanced unplanned flaring event” at the Mossmorran complex in Fife during June 2017.

However it is still investigating two further potential breaches – in October 2017 and again March last month.  Continue reading “Shell UK and ExxonMobile served with final warning by SEPA over ‘noise, vibration and black smoke’ from flaring  “