Posts by Elizabeth Bast
- Development, faith, human rights, community, and environmental groups from more than 20 countries teamed up today to ask World Bank President Jim Kim to end Bank support for all fossil fuel projects unless the projects are solely focused on directly increasing energy access for the poor.
- This is a cross-post from the Center for Public Integrity. Original article available here. Oil industry regulation lags behind as Ghana ramps up production By Christiane Badgley, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists On November 3, 2011, fishermen working near the Jubilee oil field 60 km. off the coast of Ghana spotted a large oil slick...
Continue reading 'West Africa oil boom overlooks tattered environmental safety net'.
- New report by Oil Change International and Natural Resources Defense Council finds Keystone will increase price of oil in the Midwest.
- The Keystone XL pipeline has been presented as a boon to U.S. energy security by its proponents. It is no such thing.
- Development Banks Still Financing Dirty Energy New Database Reveals $40 Billion in Fossil Fuel Funding Over Last Four Years Nov. 30, 2011, Durban, South Africa – Major multilateral development banks have provided financing of over $40 billion to fossil-fuel energy development since 2008, according to the new Shift the Subsidies database (http://shiftthesubsidies.org), launched today by...
Continue reading 'Shift the Subsidies Database Reveals $40 Billion in Fossil Fuel Funding Over Last Four Years'.
- New report shows institution lacking clean energy lending strategy and instead considering a new loan for coal power in Kosovo BASIC South Initiative – Campagna per la riforma della Banca Mondiale (Italy) – Friends of the Earth U.S. – groundWork (South Africa) – International Rivers – Oil Change International – Sierra Club (U.S.) – Urgewald...
Continue reading 'Civil Society to World Bank: Clean Up Dirty Energy Financing'.
Unclear on the Concept: How Can the World Bank Group Lead on Climate Finance Without an Energy Strategy?The World Bank Group is experiencing clear difficulties in synching its core lending and its energy strategy with climate goals, and the institution has taken steps that can easily be viewed as creating a conflict of interest. Given these difficulties and contradictions, the institution should focus on cleaning up its own act before making further forays into climate finance initiatives.
- Story of Stuff’s latest film – Story of Broke – is now here! And guess what? It’s all about subsidies – and how we can shift our taxpayer money away from the dinosaur economy and towards a clean, bright future! Check it out! And then take action!