A network of secretive, government-backed financial institutions called export credit agencies are handing more than $31 billion USD per year to the oil, gas, and coal industry, new analysis by Oil Change International and Friends of the Earth U.S. shows.
This report from Oil Change International and Friends of the Earth U.S. shows that since the Paris Agreement was made, G20 countries have used their export credit agencies to provide nearly 12 times more finance to fossil fuels than to clean energy.
G20 governments continue to provide billions of dollars for the production and consumption of fossil fuels. This report finds that they provide at least USD $63.9 billion per year in government support to the production and consumption of coal alone, with almost three-quarters of the support identified being directed to coal-fired power production.
As G20 energy ministers met in Argentina last week, the fossil gas agenda contradicted the stated commitment on climate of all but one member.
As G20 energy ministers gather in Argentina, a new report out today entitled ‘Debunked: The G20 Clean Gas Myth’ finds that G20 countries, in the absence of new policies, are set to see investment of over $1.6 trillion USD in new gas projects.
This report focuses on fossil gas development in the G20 and debunking the myth of fossil gas as a clean transition fuel.
Over 200 civil society groups released a letter calling on multilateral development banks, including the World Bank, and leaders of G20 governments to commit to phase out subsidies and public finance for fossil fuels as soon as possible.
Donald Trump is so “isolated” or “irrelevant” on climate change that the US will meet or even exceed its Paris Agreement emission targets without him, according to former Vice-President, Al Gore.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 8, 2017 CONTACT: Alex Doukas, alex [at] priceofoil [dot] org Stephen Kretzmann, steve [at] priceofoil [dot] org In response to the language in the G20 Leaders’ Communique from the 2017 summit in Hamburg, which fails to establish a deadline for the phase out of fossil fuel subsidies, Oil Change International … Read More
A Trump vs. the world showdown is brewing at this year’s G20 leaders’ summit, July 7 and 8 in Hamburg, Germany. After pulling the United States out of the Paris Agreement, Trump’s climate denial will likely take a beating from other G20 governments, who nearly all say they support strong climate action. An ugly diplomatic … Read More