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- 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...
Continue reading 'Statement: G20 leaders shame Trump, but fail to end fossil fuel subsidies'.
- 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...
Continue reading 'To really hit Trump on climate change, other G20 leaders must end fossil fuel handouts'.
- As the G20 talks commence, the new international "Climate Pariah" Donald Trump is going to come under intense pressure from the G20 to reconsider pulling out of the Paris Climate agreement.
- 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.
- Each year, G20 countries provide nearly four times more public finance to fossil fuels than to clean energy, according to a new report released today. 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.
- The clean energy picture got a little bit brighter in Canada last week, after the 2017 budget started chipping away at the $1.6 billion in federal subsidies to oil and gas companies each year.
- The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has her first face to face meeting with President Trump tomorrow when she visits Washington.
- In his first outing as Secretary of State, former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson may have been quiet, but the world’s climate leaders were not. Ahead of the G20 meeting of foreign ministers, hosted by Germany in Bonn, German government officials didn’t mince words: “You can’t fight climate change by putting up barbed wire,” said Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, a not-so-thinly veiled swipe at Rex Tillerson and Donald Trump’s climate denial, and the Trump Administration’s racist immigration policies.
- Today Rex Tillerson, under oath, denied the existence of fossil fuel subsidies. In fact, according to our new analysis ExxonMobil likely gets as much as $1 billion in subsidies each year.
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