G20 Recovery Packages Benefit Fossil Fuels More Than Clean Energy

July 15, 2020By OCI TeamBlog Post, Energy Transitions & Futures, Stop Funding Fossils

Decisions taken in response to the COVID-19 crisis today will lock in the world’s development patterns for decades. With policy decisions made on a daily basis, information about how public money is being spent can be hard to follow. That is why a consortium of 14 expert organizations came together to track energy-specific responses by G20 governments.

Past Time for Action: Subsidies and Public Finance for Fossil Fuels in the Netherlands

July 14, 2020By OCI TeamFeatured, Reports, Stop Funding Fossils

Amidst a climate crisis and global pandemic, it’s essential that countries develop public finance packages that phase out fossil fuel production and invest in a just, green transition toward renewable energy that benefits communities and industry workers. While the Netherlands has committed to redirect financial flows from fossil fuels to climate action, this report reveals that the Dutch Government continues to provide billions — at least €8.3 billion per year — in taxpayer backed support for the production and use of fossil fuels.

Report: The Netherlands fails to meet 2020 deadline for ending fossil fuel subsidies

July 14, 2020By OCI TeamFeatured, News, Press Releases, Stop Funding Fossils

Amidst a climate crisis and global pandemic, a new analysis from Friends of the Earth Netherlands and Oil Change International reveals that the Dutch government continues to provide billions — at least €8.3 billion per year — in taxpayer backed support for the production and use of fossil fuels. By ending fossil fuel subsidies, the Netherlands could free up resources to invest in a just and green recovery from COVID-19, whilst reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 7.7% by 2025.

Oil Change International Response to IEA Sustainable Recovery Report

June 18, 2020By OCI TeamEnergy Transitions & Futures, Press Releases 1 Comment

In response to the new report released today by the International Energy Agency (IEA), experts at Oil Change International have issued the following statement: “The IEA again misses the mark where it matters the most, completely ignoring the link between sustainable recovery and staying within 1.5°C of warming. Nowhere in the report is there mention of the critical 1.5-degree warming limit, let alone analysis of what’s needed for a recovery plan to be fully aligned with it.”

Sortie de crise: L’Agence internationale de l’Énergie échoue de nouveau à planifier la nécessaire sortie des énergies fossiles

June 18, 2020By OCI TeamEnergy Transitions & Futures, Press Releases

L’AIE publie aujourd’hui une édition spéciale de son rapport World Energy Outlook dédié aux mesures de soutien aux énergies propres dans le contexte des plans de relance post-COVID. Et pourtant, loin de marquer une rupture avec les modèles préexistants, le rapport s’obstine à ménage toutes les formes d’énergie et fait l’impasse sur la nécessaire sortie des hydrocarbures.

Oil Change International et Reclaim Finance dénoncent cet énième rapport inepte pour guider les choix des décideurs politiques et financiers en matière de transition énergétique et appellent ces derniers à la plus grande prudence quant à ses conclusions.