For oil watchers, one of the biggest stories of the year, or maybe decade, has been the proposal to privatise five percent of Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil company. Reuters broke news on Wednesday that the high-profile Initial Public Offering (IPO) has been shelved, and the advisory teams disbanded. The Saudi government has said … Read More
Author: Greg Muttitt
Statement of Solidarity with Striking Workers on Total’s North Sea Platforms
Oil Change International and Platform express their solidarity with striking workers on platforms in the North Sea operated by French oil giant Total.
Towards an Oil Exploration Ban in Ireland
Oil Change International’s Greg Muttitt gives evidence to Ireland’s parliamentary committee reviewing the Bill to ban new oil and gas exploration.
Gas Is Not a Bridge Fuel: Why Ireland’s Climate Goals Cannot Be Met with More Gas
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.
Shell on Earth: Why Shell Fails on Climate
Shell’s claims to be a climate leader do not stand up to scrutiny
Off Track: IEA Briefing for Investors
How the IEA Guides Energy Decisions Towards Fossil Fuel Dependence and Climate Change
OFF TRACK: The IEA and Climate Change
How the International Energy Agency Guides Energy Decisions towards Fossil Fuel Dependence and Climate Change
Shell Game: What Shell Gets Wrong in Its New Climate Report
On Monday, Shell released a new report describing how the world might achieve the Paris goals. The report described a scenario called “Sky,” painting a picture of a possible future. It’s a future full of fossil fuels: in 2050, it has oil, gas and coal use at respectively 88%, 93%, and 62% of their current … Read More
Statement: Shell’s New “Climate” Scenario Is Good for Shell, Bad for Humanity
Today, Shell released a new scenario which outlines a possible energy future for the world involving massive negative emissions. In response, Greg Muttitt commented, “The lesson is simple: If you want to know how to fix climate change, don’t ask a company that wants to sell you more oil and gas.”
The French Revolution: France bans new oil and gas licenses
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