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    COP28 calls for “transition away from fossil fuels”. Does the UK public agree?
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    Making sense of public opinion on oil and gas
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    More in Common: Oil & gas are no longer seen as reliable energy sources
  • Mar '23
    OFFSHORE documentary explores what the energy transition means for workers and communities around the North Sea
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    From the Climate Community 19th September 2023

    More in Common: Oil & gas are no longer seen as reliable energy sources

    For a long time, an argument made in favour of fossil fuels (and against supposedly ‘intermittent’ renewables) was that oil and gas could provide a secure, reliable source of energy.

    But as familiarity with renewables (and confidence in them) has increased, so have perceptions of the reliability of solar and wind power. At the same time, in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the instability that subsequently rippled through the global energy system, doubts are growing among the public that oil and gas are in fact secure, reliable sources of energy.

    This is a significant shift – and could be what ultimately underpins a faster transition away from oil and gas. At a time of global insecurity, energy sources that can provide reliable (and ‘hoegrown’) energy become even more attractive. As Luke Tryl, UK Director at More in Common writes, message testing is showing renewables, not oil and gas, winning out in terms of being a secure and reliable source of energy:

    There has been a shift in how we view energy security towards renewables – message testing on anti-oil and gas arguments finds strong support for the idea they’re getting more expensive – & particularly for Loyal Nationals (Red Wall voters) the dependence on Putin worries people.

    From the Climate Community 22nd March 2023

    OFFSHORE documentary explores what the energy transition means for workers and communities around the North Sea

    OFFSHORE is an independent documentary that explores what the coming energy transition means for workers and communities around the UK North Sea.

    The film looks at how communities and regions have been impacted by past industrial decline, the risks workers face in an increasingly precarious industry and how they can organise for the future.

    • Source: Vimeo
    • Date: 22nd March 2023

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