EU votes in favour of giving green labels to nuclear and gas

Environmentalists have said it is “unlawful” to brand fossil gas as green

EU faces legal action over plans to fast-track gas infrastructure projects

ClientEarth, Friends of the Earth Europe, Food & Water Action Europe and CEE Bankwatch Network believe the EU Commission has given ‘these climate-destructive projects VIP status, in contradiction of its legal obligations’

Shell directors sued by ClientEarth over ‘failing to properly prepare company for net zero’

ClientEarth has notified Shell of its claims against the company’s 13 executive and non-executive directors, in what is said to be the first such case of its kind

Shell withdraws from Cambo oil field development

The company said that the economic case for investment in this project is “not strong enough”

Picture of Drax Power Station with emissions in North Yorkshire
Court rejects appeal against building ‘Europe’s largest’ gas plant in Yorkshire

Green charity ClientEarth tried to overturn Secretary of State’s approval for Drax to convert its coal-fired units to gas

Picture of Drax Power Station with emissions in North Yorkshire
ClientEarth launches legal action against plans to build Europe’s largest gas plant in the UK

Business and Energy Secretary Andrea Leadsom gave the go-ahead for Drax to convert its coal-fired units in North Yorkshire to gas generation last October

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Climate lawyers file complaint over BP’s ‘misleading’ ad campaign

ClientEarth is backing it up with a call for a ban on all fossil fuel advertising unless it comes with a tobacco-style health warning about the dangers to the planet and people

Living near busy, polluting roads ‘increases lung cancer risk by 10%’

New research also warns poor roadside air quality stunts children’s lung growth by up to 14%

UK Government approves Drax gas conversion plans in Yorkshire

Once developed, 1.8GW of capacity would be available from October 2023

Environmental lawyers threaten councils with legal action over climate inaction

ClientEarth is writing to each local authority that is developing a new local plan, giving them eight weeks to explain how they will set their carbon goals