Posts by Elizabeth Bast
- 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...
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- 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...
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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!
- The 12 members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, or “supercommittee,” have received at least $4.2 million in campaign contributions from dirty energy interests lobbying to keep their wasteful taxpayer subsidies, according to a new report from Oil Change International (OCI) and Public Campaign Action Fund (PCAF). The report analyzes the millions of...
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- The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, also called the “supercommittee,” must vote by November 23rd on a plan that would reduce the deficit by at least $1.5 trillion. Ending taxpayer subsidies to oil, gas, and coal companies has been suggested by Democratic leaders in Congress and many organizations as something for the chopping block
- Oil Change International Research Director Lorne Stockman joined dozens of speakers today in testifying before the State Department in Washington, DC on the Keystone XL pipeline. You can download and listen to a recording of Lorne’s testimony. The proposed 1,700 mile pipeline would bring up to 900,000 barrels per day of dirty tar sands crude...
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- Keystone XL is a proposed 1,700 mile crude oil pipeline that is designed to bring tar sands derived crude oil from Alberta, Canada to Texas. Its proponents claim that Keystone XL and the Canadian crude oil it will deliver will enhance U.S. energy security. This fact sheet explains why this claim is false.
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