Tar sands have trouble ‘getting to market’ – new report

December 13, 2011By Lorne StockmanBlog Post, Research & Opinions 1 Comment

Our latest report, Getting to Market: Emerging Investor Risks in the Tar Sands highlights the latest challenge facing the tar sands industry and warns investors to look more critically at industry’s ambitious claims. Download the full report Tar sands extraction projects are moving forward with increasing pace. The industry ambition is to grow production from … Read More

Shift the Subsidies Database Reveals $40 Billion in Fossil Fuel Funding Over Last Four Years

November 30, 2011By Elizabeth BastBlog Post, Research & Opinions 2 Comments

Development Banks Still Financing Dirty Energy New Database Reveals $40 Billion in Fossil Fuel Funding Over Last Four Years Nov. 30, 2011, Durban, South Africa – Major multilateral development banks have provided financing of over $40 billion to fossil-fuel energy development since 2008, according to the new Shift the Subsidies database (http://shiftthesubsidies.org), launched today by … Read More

Payback Time? The Supercommittee & Fossil Fuel Subsidies

November 9, 2011By Elizabeth BastBlog Post, Research & Opinions, Separate Oil and State

The 12 members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, or “supercommittee,” have received at least $4.2 million in campaign contributions from dirty energy interests lobbying to keep their wasteful taxpayer subsidies, according to a new report from Oil Change International (OCI) and Public Campaign Action Fund (PCAF). The report analyzes the millions of … Read More

Report Finds World Bank’s Energy Lending Fails to Target the Poorest

June 7, 2011By Elizabeth BastBlog Post, Research & Opinions 3 Comments

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Elizabeth Bast, Oil Change International, 202-641-7203, ebast [at] priceofoil [dot] org Patricia Brooks, ActionAid USA, 202-351-1757 Report Finds World Bank’s Energy Lending Fails to Target the Poorest, Calls for Decentralized Clean Energy to Achieve Development Goals WASHINGTON, D.C. – New research released today by Oil Change International, … Read More

Senators Opposing End of Oil Subsidies Received Five Times More in Big Oil Campaign Cash

May 17, 2011By Steve KretzmannBlog Post, Research & Opinions, Separate Oil and State 19 Comments

Find out how much oil money your elected representatives take by visiting the Dirty Energy Money site. Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators that blocked a vote on legislation to end taxpayer subsidies to oil companies have received five times more in campaign contributions from oil and gas interests than those who voted to begin debate, according to … Read More

Senate Finance Committee Awash in Campaign Cash from Big Oil

May 12, 2011By Steve KretzmannResearch & Opinions

Media Contacts: Adam Smith, Public Campaign Action Fund, (202) 640-5593, asmith@publicampaign.org Steve Kretzmann, Oil Change International, (202) 497-1033, steve@priceofoil.org For Immediate Release May 12, 2011 Senate Finance Committee Awash in Campaign Cash from Big Oil Committee Republicans take 4 times more oil money than Democrats, on average As representatives of the biggest oil companies are … Read More

Fact Sheet: Ending Oil Subsidies in the US

May 5, 2011By Steve KretzmannBlog Post, Research & Opinions

As the U.S. Congress debates several measures to remove oil industry subsidies, we have published a new factsheet that overviews some of the key issues in the subsidy debate. Additional information is available from Oil Change International by visiting our page on fossil fuel subsidies, by emailing info@priceofoil.org or calling (202)-518-9029.