In its 2019 World Energy Outlook, used by governments and investors all over the world to guide energy decisions, the International Energy Agency is still centering a trajectory heading towards climate breakdown.
When it comes to the urgent need for a robust, central, 1.5°C-aligned energy scenario that doesn’t gamble our future on unproven technologies, the IEA unfortunately presents far more spin than substance.
For the IEA, real scenario reform will require more than risky emissions accounting tricks that punt the burden and costs of reducing emissions to future generations.
Affirming that “science is not negotiable” in the halls of a UN conference center and acting on that fact in one’s own policy decisions can be two different things. What counts for the climate is action to manage a rapid and just transition off of fossil fuels.
A new study released today by Oil Change International and 17 partner organizations makes it clear that managing a rapid and equitable decline of U.S. fossil fuel production must be a core component of any comprehensive climate policy.
At precisely the time in which the world must begin rapidly decarbonizing to avoid runaway climate disaster, the United States is moving further and faster than any other country to expand oil and gas extraction.
Last week, at the largest annual U.S. gathering of climate scientists, I presented OCI’s research showing why meeting global climate goals requires stopping the expansion of oil, gas, and coal extraction.1 Here’s a disturbing truth: At this massive scientific meeting, I was part of the only panel devoted to the urgent need to wind down … Read More
We must wind down the largest source of carbon emissions – the oil, gas, and coal extracted by the fossil fuel industry – to achieve the deep cuts in carbon emissions that the IPCC report warns are necessary.
If Governor Brown is serious about marshaling a response to climate change that is adequate to the challenge, he must lead the managed transition off oil and gas production in California. That’s the call to action of a new report released by Oil Change International in partnership with 14 other environmental justice and climate groups.
This new report details why California must chart a path off fossil fuel extraction to meet its commitment to the Paris Agreement climate goals.