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How Rishi Sunak’s new oil and gas plans will affect energy bills and net zero

The King's Speech is set to include a bill that will allow new licences for oil and gas projects to be awarded annually. Rishi Sunak claims new licences for drilling in the North Sea will improve our energy security, while still allowing Britain to meet its net zero ambitions. But campaigners argue that encouraging new oil and gas exploration sends out a bad message to the world and will contribute to global warming.

November 6, 2023

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