UK approval to develop Rosebank oilfield in North Sea condemned as ‘environmental vandalism’ – business live


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The secretary of state for Scotland, Alister Jack, said the North Sea has a “huge role to play” in safeguarding Britain’s energy security on its way to net zero.

It’s great news that the regulator has given Rosebank the green light. The North Sea has a huge role to play in ensuring the UK’s energy security while we transition to net zero. It’s really important that we maximise our domestic oil and gas reserves, which mean lower emissions than imports, while reducing any reliance on hostile states. Rosebank will play a big role in that, as well as growing our economy and providing skilled jobs in Scotland for generations to come.

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