Posts by Greg Muttitt
- The managed decline of oil and gas production has begun. On Tuesday, France set passed a law to end the exploration for and extraction of oil and gas. In our 2016 report, The Sky’s Limit: Why the Paris Climate Goals Require a Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Production, we showed that emissions from the oil, gas and...
Continue reading 'The French Revolution: France bans new oil and gas licenses'.
- Today, Pacific Island leaders at the UN climate negotiations delivered a clear, powerful message: ending the expansion of the fossil fuel industry must be on the agenda. One of the key themes on the sidelines of this year’s COP-23 climate conference in Bonn, Germany, has been the need to rein in fossil fuel production to...
Continue reading 'Pacific Island leaders to the world: It’s time to talk about fossil fuel production'.
- The IEA is steering the energy system towards catastrophic levels of warming. It continues to promote an energy future headed for around 3 degrees of warming, and acts as if the Paris Agreement never happened
- What does the new carbon budgets study mean for the need to wind down fossil fuel production?
- Download the briefing – Overheated Expectations: Valuing Saudi Aramco’s IPO in light of climate change Written and researched by Greg Muttitt and Hannah McKinnon. See Financial Times article on our report. Coming two years after the Paris Agreement, the initial public offering (IPO) of Saudi Aramco will be strongly shaped by climate change. Most analysts believe...
Continue reading 'Saudi Aramco’s IPO: A Test of whether Investors Are Serious about Climate'.
- The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers' "data" claiming a need for pipelines looks increasingly far-fetched the more one looks into it.
- CAPP’s report is a work of fiction: Its numbers are demonstrably wrong, and have apparently been made up to prop-up a struggling political argument for more pipelines.
- Government handouts to boost BP's private profits massively exceed the firm's sponsorship of the arts – it's time to cut these dirty ties once and for all.
- On Monday, we welcomed the first step by the International Energy Agency towards describing how energy would look for the world to meet one of the Paris Agreement goals, to keep warming well below 2°C. Specifically, it looked at emissions being limited enough to give a 2-in-3 chance of staying below 2°C. The report was co-published...
Continue reading 'Why the International Energy Agency Still Gets It Wrong on Fossil Fuels'.
- Today the IEA finally released an energy forecast that aims for a greater chance of avoiding climate catastrophe. It is crucial that the IEA now retire its outdated 450 Scenario, and instead focus on how to keep warming well below 2ºC and aim for 1.5ºC.
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