What’s the plan?

November 1, 2017By Hannah McKinnonBlog Post, Briefings, Featured, News, Resources 3 Comments

Why we can’t hide from the discussion about a managed decline of fossil fuel production. It is clear that the end of the fossil fuel era is on the horizon. Between plummeting renewable energy costs, uncharted electric vehicle growth, government commitments to decarbonization enshrined in the Paris agreement, and a growing list of fossil fuel … Read More

Dirty Energy Dominance: Dependent on Denial – How the U.S. Fossil Fuel Industry Depends on Subsidies and Climate Denial

October 3, 2017By Janet RedmanBriefings, Featured, News, Reports 8 Comments

A new report by Oil Change International reveals that U.S. taxpayers continue to foot the bill for more than $20 billion in fossil fuel subsidies each year. Every dollar spent subsidizing this industry takes us further away from achieving internationally agreed emissions goals, and maintaining a stable climate.

Saudi Aramco’s IPO: A Test of whether Investors Are Serious about Climate

August 13, 2017By Greg MuttittBriefings, Featured, Resources

Download the briefing – Overheated Expectations: Valuing Saudi Aramco’s IPO in light of climate change Written and researched by Greg Muttitt and Hannah McKinnon.  See Financial Times article on our report.   Coming two years after the Paris Agreement, the initial public offering (IPO) of Saudi Aramco will be strongly shaped by climate change. Most analysts believe … Read More

Talk is Cheap: How G20 Governments are Financing Climate Disaster

July 5, 2017By Alex DoukasBlog Post, Briefings, Featured, Reports, Resources 14 Comments

Each year, G20 countries provide nearly four times more public finance to fossil fuels than to clean energy. In total, public fossil fuel financing from G20 countries averaged some $71.8 billion per year, for a total of $215.3 billion in sweetheart deals for oil, gas, and coal over the 2013-2015 timeframe covered by the report. Fifty percent of all G20 public finance for energy supported oil and gas production alone.

Reality Check: The End of Growth in the Tar Sands

June 29, 2017By Hannah McKinnonBriefings, Featured, Reports, Resources

Oil Change International June 2017 Download the PDF Briefing. The Alberta tar sands are among the world’s largest oil reserves. While investment and expected growth in the industry have been high for the last decade, new industry data paints a dramatically different picture of the sector moving forward.  Key findings: Anticipated tar sands production growth is … Read More