THE UK Government’s statutory climate advisers have warned that Conservative ministers’ reasoning for supporting the controversial Cambo oil field “does not justify” investing in fossil fuel projects. Shell and Siccar Point Energy have applied to the Oil and Gas Authority for permission to open up the Cambo oil field, west of Shetland.
Herald 21st Aug 2021 read more »
Drivers of older cars face paying about £100 a year more for fuel when “greener” petrol is introduced next month, according to an analysis by the AA. Owners of up to 700,000 cars will be expected to switch to premium-quality unleaded because of changes to the standard grade. From September, regular petrol will be blended with 10 per cent bioethanol, which is made from materials such as crops and waste wood, to cut greenhouse gas emissions. That is double the proportion in existing petrol. Owners of older cars, including some registered little more than a decade ago, are being advised against using the new “E10” petrol because it could damage seals, plastics and metals in engines if used over long periods.
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