One of Britain’s elite cycling teams has just announced that its new sponsor will be the UK’s richest man, petrochemical and fracking boss, Sir Jim Ratcliffe.
Just as the people of the Niger Delta have been demanding justice from Shell for decades, many of us have been demanding climate justice for decades too. But the hour glass has nearly run dry. The time to act is now. We cannot allow another COP to pass with just empty promises.
It is that time of year again, when the annual international UN climate negotiations take place. This year, the Conference of the Parties – or COP for short – is happening in Katowice, in Poland. It starts next week.
As the UK’s fledgling shale industry lurches from crisis after crisis concerning public acceptability and causing repeated small earthquakes, the UK Government last month appointed what it termed an independent “Shale Gas Commissioner” whose job it is to listen to the concerns of local residents
As millions of people digest the saturated press coverage of the mid-terms, and wonder what the next two-years of a chaotic and destructive Trump Presidency will mean with the Republican loss of the House, it is easy to miss other issues that were also voted on this week.
What is a “world class” reserve of oil to BP, is “world destroying” to everyone else.
The Norwegian company, Statoil, is proposing to change its name to “Equinor”. The rebranding exercise – or what some may call greenwashing exercise – will cost as much as 250 million kroner or $32 million.
A new expose published today reveals how BP, working closely with the British government, has been “side-stepping” sanctions introduced after the Russian annexation of Crimea.
Oil giant BP’s controversial sponsorship of the British Museum was once again put under the spotlight over the weekend, when some 100 activists from the theatre group, “BP or not BP?” protested against the company’s current exhibition: “Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia”.
The ultimate corporate greenwashing experience starts in DC today when some of America’s dirtiest polluters participate in what is being billed as the “National Clean Energy Week”