Who’s Blowing the Carbon Budget?

August 4, 2015By Greg MuttittIndustry Analysis, Newsletter

When in a hole, stop digging – so the saying goes. When it comes to climate, we’re all in a deep hole, but who’s doing the digging? New analysis by Oil Change International shows that when it comes to increasing the pool of unburnable oil reserves, it is private oil companies that have been digging … Read More

Newsletter: Despite Falling Prices North America’s Fossil Fuel Sector Makes Healthy Profits

May 5, 2015By Lorne StockmanData Trends, Newsletter

This post was co-authored by Shakuntala Makhijani and Lorne Stockman. Oil, gas, and coal prices all fell dramatically in 2014, but North American fossil fuel industry* profits still totaled a healthy $257 billion. These profits were a modest 22% less than 2013, with the declines unsurprisingly concentrated in the upstream fossil fuel industry. The coal mining … Read More