Posts in Climate Change
- To coincide with this year’s Earth Day, a group of globally recognised scientists and economists have issued a statement calling for three quarters of the world’s remaining reserves of fossil fuels to remain buried.
- The EIA's new crude-by-rail data confirms what we always knew. That Keystone XL cannot be replaced by rail and will have a serious climate impact.
- Mind the gap: Shell’s inadequate Arctic spill plan There are some things that are simply irreconcilable. And as hard as Big Oil and politicians try, they never will be. Take for instance climate action and arctic oil. Secretary Jewell at the Department of the Interior is in the final phases of considering Shell’s proposal to...
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- When Californian Governor Jerry Brown announced wide ranging water restrictions for California last week, the news went global.
- Back in January, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released the 2017-2022 Oil and Gas Leasing Program, its proposed 5-year plan for offshore U.S. oil and gas development that includes ten potential lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico, three in the Alaskan Arctic, and one in the Atlantic.
- Royal Dutch Shell is pinning a lot of hope (and even more money) on the U.S. Arctic Ocean becoming its next major oil find. Despite a number of years of failed attempts, embarrassing accidents, and failed safety tests – Shell hopes to head back to the Chukchi Sea off the Alaskan coast this summer. Arctic...
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- TransCanada's proposed Energy East tar sands pipeline faces massive opposition in Canada. A large demonstration is planned in Quebec City on April 11th.
- Royal Dutch Shell has insisted that it is going to press ahead this year with its plans to continue its high cost, high risk hunt for oil in the U.S. Arctic Ocean this year (aka the world’s most obvious unburnable carbon). While its plan still rests on some outstanding permits from the federal government that...
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- In a deeply worrying and cynical move, officials in Florida working in the Department of Environmental Protection have been banned from using terms such as “climate change” or “global warming”.
- This analysis finds that over the last decade, export credit agency financing has played a significant role in supporting coal power generation globally. Most alarmingly, OECD export credit financing for coal has substantially increased in recent years.
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