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Oil powers on

Just stop protests

13 April 2024

9:00 AM

13 April 2024

9:00 AM

Despite decades of endless shrieking over emissions, Just Stop Oil protests blocking peak-hour traffic to the fury of commuters, children crying over supposedly lost futures and major energy companies being publicly scorned, fossil-fuel production is powering ahead.

After the hiatus of the Covid years of 2021 and 2022 all of the major sectors – coal, gas and oil – recovered strongly in 2023 and have shown no signs of looking back.

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