Payback Time? The Super Committee and Fossil Fuel Subsidies

November 9, 2011By Elizabeth BastReports

The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, also called the “supercommittee,” must vote by November 23rd on a plan that would reduce the deficit by at least $1.5 trillion. Ending taxpayer subsidies to oil, gas, and coal companies has been suggested by Democratic leaders in Congress and many organizations as something for the chopping block

State Department Hears Public Comment on Keystone XL

October 7, 2011By Elizabeth BastBlog Post, Featured

Oil Change International Research Director Lorne Stockman joined dozens of speakers today in testifying before the State Department in Washington, DC on the Keystone XL pipeline. You can download and listen to a recording of Lorne’s testimony. The proposed 1,700 mile pipeline would bring up to 900,000 barrels per day of dirty tar sands crude … Read More

Keystone XL Does Not Enhance U.S. Energy Security

October 5, 2011By Elizabeth BastFactsheets

Keystone XL is a proposed 1,700 mile crude oil pipeline that is designed to bring tar sands derived crude oil from Alberta, Canada to Texas. Its proponents claim that Keystone XL and the Canadian crude oil it will deliver will enhance U.S. energy security. This fact sheet explains why this claim is false.

Report Finds World Bank’s Energy Lending Fails to Target the Poorest

June 7, 2011By Elizabeth BastBlog Post, Research & Opinions 3 Comments

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Elizabeth Bast, Oil Change International, 202-641-7203, ebast [at] priceofoil [dot] org Patricia Brooks, ActionAid USA, 202-351-1757 Report Finds World Bank’s Energy Lending Fails to Target the Poorest, Calls for Decentralized Clean Energy to Achieve Development Goals WASHINGTON, D.C. – New research released today by Oil Change International, … Read More

A Pro-Poor, Pro-Climate Energy Strategy

June 7, 2011By Elizabeth BastBlog Post, Featured

For the past year, the World Bank has been reviewing its strategy for energy lending.  Responding to years of critiques and complaints from communities, activists, the Bank has taken a year to confirm what development advocates have been saying for quite a while: ensuring energy access for the poor is a critical step in alleviating … Read More

Your donation to Big Oil & Fracking Gas

December 30, 2010By Elizabeth BastBlog Post

As all of us consider donations for the end of the year, here’s one acknowledgment letter that you should receive, but won’t: Dear average American taxpayer, As 2010 comes to a close, your friends in the oil industry would like to acknowledge your ongoing generosity and support. Last year, in addition to the roughly $2300 … Read More

Global Climate Fund In, World Bank Out

December 8, 2010By Elizabeth BastBlog Post, Featured

With only a few days to go in the UN climate talks in Cancún, many questions remain on the outcomes, including on one of the most important issues currently on the table – climate finance. Finance in the context of the climate talks refers to funding for developing countries to address climate needs – financing … Read More