At precisely the time in which the world must begin rapidly decarbonizing to avoid runaway climate disaster, the United States is moving further and faster than any other country to expand oil and gas extraction.
We must wind down the largest source of carbon emissions – the oil, gas, and coal extracted by the fossil fuel industry – to achieve the deep cuts in carbon emissions that the IPCC report warns are necessary.
Oil Change International’s Greg Muttitt gives evidence to Ireland’s parliamentary committee reviewing the Bill to ban new oil and gas exploration.
As California Governor Jerry Brown prepares to host a global summit aimed at rallying bolder climate action, a new report out today details how the state can and must initiate a managed phase-out of its own oil production to fulfill its commitment to the Paris climate goals.
This new report details why California must chart a path off fossil fuel extraction to meet its commitment to the Paris Agreement climate goals.
Shell’s claims to be a climate leader do not stand up to scrutiny
The managed decline of oil and gas production has begun. On Tuesday, France set passed a law to end the exploration for and extraction of oil and gas. In our 2016 report, The Sky’s Limit: Why the Paris Climate Goals Require a Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Production, we showed that emissions from the oil, gas and … Read More
What does the new carbon budgets study mean for the need to wind down fossil fuel production?
Five Nobel Peace Laureates have called on Norwegian Prime Ministerial candidates to declare their intent to put an end to fossil fuel exploration and expansion. The letter, sent in advance of the country’s national elections in mid-September, is an appeal for climate leadership. But, they are also the world’s seventh largest exporter of emissions. Their … Read More
Today, Sens. Merkley (D-OR) and Sanders (I-VT) launched a bill that takes a huge step toward aligning government policy with what climate science tells us is necessary – a transition to a 100% carbon-free economy, as soon as possible.