Oil Change International

Exposing the true costs of fossil fuels

Blog Posts

  • Black Friday: Black Planet

    The disconnect between the need for action to reduce carbon emissions and the fossil fuel fantasy-land that Trump lives in, has never been greater.
  • Risking It All: How Export Development Canada’s Support for Fossil Fuels Drives Climate Change

    This report reveals the disconnect between Canada’s promises on climate change and the actions of its official export credit agency, Export Development Canada (EDC), in propping up the oil and gas industry. Government-backed Export Development Canada provided 12 times more finance for oil and gas than for clean technologies.
  • As Trump’s Climate Denial Continues, A Global Rebellion Spreads

    People are rising up. As Trump bumbled his way around California, some 6,000 people took to the streets in London on a major demonstration organised by Extinction Rebellion, blocking five major London bridges.
  • How UK Gov. Is Spinning Pro-Shale Science in the Media

    As the UK’s fledgling shale industry lurches from crisis after crisis concerning public acceptability and causing repeated small earthquakes, the UK Government last month appointed what it termed an independent “Shale Gas Commissioner” whose job it is to listen to the concerns of local residents
  • Korea’s Coal Finance: Polluting the World

    The twin challenges of air pollution and climate change demand a rapid transition away from fossil fuels, and a particularly rapid phase-out of coal-fired power plants. Despite this, the Korean government continues to be among the biggest backers of coal-fired power plants around the world.
  • The IEA Comes Up Short on Climate (Again)

    Today’s release of the World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2018 marked another missed opportunity for the International Energy Agency (IEA) to provide a roadmap to Paris success.
  • Wildfires Cause Californian Air Quality Crisis

    The most devastating wildfires in Californian history are not only ripping through forests and communities but are also causing a wider public health crisis due to polluted air and unhealthy smoke from the burning.
  • Paradise Lost

    As the deadliest wild-fires ever to hit California continue to rage, an estimated 31 people are known to have died, with over 200 still missing. Some 250,000 have been forced to flee their homes. As California once again reels from wildfires, many are warning that this is climate change in action.
  • Of Memory and Power

    Remembering past struggles against oil: Ida Tarbell, Mohammed Mosaddegh and Ken Saro-Wiwa.
  • The No Fossil Fuel Money caucus in Congress more than doubled this week

    In a sign of things to come, the number of Congress members who've signed the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge has now more than doubled. Over 30 Members of Congress have now pledged to reject all contributions from the oil, gas, and coal industries, with some races still to be called that could increase that number even further.
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