Harvie highlighted that the £22,500 fines for the North Sea oil leak were insignificant considering the company’s multi-billion dollar annual profits.
The Glasgow MSP called for tougher government regulation on environmental crime.
Patrick Harvie said:
“While I’m glad to see Shell plead guilty to this environmental disaster, the trivial level of fines given to this multi-billion dollar company is nothing short of a joke.…
The opportunity to become a clean technology leader, end fuel poverty and create thousands of jobs must be seized
Blackout Britain! The energy crunch is coming!
The apocalyptic headlines we see in some sections of the UK’s press give the impression that we should be stocking up on canned goods and candles and preparing for a dark winter of discontent. The reality is quite different, but there are challenges we must confront.
I sit on Holyrood’s economy, energy and tourism committee and we recently published a detailed report following an inquiry into security of energy supply.…