Gas Is Not a Bridge Fuel: Why Ireland’s Climate Goals Cannot Be Met with More Gas

July 9, 2018By Greg MuttittBriefings, Featured, Resources

Ireland is on course to miss both its short-term climate commitments within EU legislation, and its long-term target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector by between 80 and 95 percent by 2050. Expanded gas extraction will only make it more difficult to achieve these goals, and must be avoided in order to achieve a safe climate future.

Ready, set, go!

April 12, 2018By Hannah McKinnonBlog Post, News

New Zealand joins the growing club of first movers tackling fossil fuel production! Who will be next? New Zealand joined a growing list of countries yesterday in announcing an end to fossil fuel exploration for the sake of the climate: Costa Rica, Ireland, France, and Belize are all working on plans to manage the decline of … Read More

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

Endgame

September 29, 2017By Steve KretzmannBlog Post, Featured, News, Newsletter

Acknowledging the obvious fact that our future cannot be fossil fueled begins the game that will only be truly won when our public policies, our laws, our governments, and our social norms fully incorporate this truth.

Vive la France!

September 6, 2017By Hannah McKinnonBlog Post, Featured, News

Unprecedented and “never-before-seen” impacts of climate change are all around us. From Hurricanes’ Harvey and Irma to massive flooding in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal to forest fires burning through the west coast of North America – climate change is here and now, and it is catastrophic. Fortunately, unprecedented and never-before-seen climate policy is also starting … Read More