Published on 3 August 2023
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UK govt should focus taxpayer money on tried and tested investments for net zero

Hundreds of new licenses are being granted in the North sea for oil and gas exploration, but both are fossil fuels which are known to be the leading cause of climate change. Dr Matthew Agarwala talks to Channel 5 News.

“Claiming that additional emissions will be captured and stored is doublespeak. There is no gaurantee that carbon capture & storage technology will be available in time. The only guarantee is that burning additional fossil fuels will generate additional emissions.”

Dr Matthew Agarwala, Environmental Economist

Watch on Channel 5 News

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