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Cruise ships to be charged emissions tax when visiting Scotland

In a new announcement from the Scottish Greens, cruise ships visiting Scotland will now be charged emissions tax. The levy intends to encourage cruise ship operators to use less environmentally…

UK Government grants 27 new North Sea oil and gas licences

The UK Government has granted 27 new North Sea oil and gas licences. Environmental groups have criticised the decision, highlighting the detrimental impacts on the environment. Philip Evans, a campaigner…

Fracking to remain banned in Scotland

Scotland’s policy on fracking will not change, despite the ban being lifted in England. The UK government formally lifted the moratorium on shale gas production last week. This is part…

Will reigning in oil and gas companies save the North Sea?

The North Sea is getting oily. And it is not just because of the recent oil spill at Clair Oil Rig, which released 95 tonnes of oil into the North…