Will Norway’s new government act on the need to phase out oil and gas?

September 16, 2021By Silje LundbergBlog Post, Global Policy, News No Comments

The Parliament election in Norway, Europe’s largest oil and gas producer, ended up securing support for a shift in Government, from today’s Conservative-coalition government to a Labour-coalition government. Talks and negotiations are happening over the next weeks, and one of the biggest issues is the future of the Norwegian oil and gas industry. Will Norway’s new government pass a more restrictive oil and gas policy?

Civil Society Applauds Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance Announcement, Urges Countries to End New Oil and Gas Projects

September 15, 2021By David TurnbullBlog Post, Energy Transitions & Futures, Press Releases No Comments

On Thursday, September 16th, Ministers from Denmark and Costa Rica will announce they will form the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (BOGA). BOGA is a diplomatic initiative bringing together countries and jurisdictions that have ended licensing for new oil and gas exploration and production and are setting an end date for their production. 

More than 150 civil society organisations urge IEA to put 1.5ºC first in the 2021 World Energy Outlook

September 14, 2021By David TurnbullBlog Post, Press Releases No Comments

Today, Oil Change International and over 150 other civil society organisations from all over the world sent an open letter to International Energy Agency (IEA) director Dr. Fatih Birol, urging him to center 1.5 degrees Celsius (ºC) in the 2021 World Energy Outlook (WEO). The IEA is due to release the WEO in one month, on October 13, 2021.