UK court to hear Greenpeace challenge to oil, gas licensing round

LONDON, April 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s High Court is expected to decide on Tuesday whether to grant Greenpeace permission to proceed with a challenge to the country’s last oil and gas licensing round on climate grounds, the activist group said on Monday.Last year Britain held its first oil and gas exploration licensing round since 2019, with the government saying it is looking to boost domestic hydrocarbon output as Europe weans itself off Russian fuel and after energy prices spiked.Greenpeace says the government and the oil and gas regulator NSTA should take into account the emissions from burning the oil and …
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