Case Studies — (E)Mission Failure

December 5, 2023By Oil Change InternationalBlog Post

Illustration by Pawel Kuczynski Many of the largest CCS projects in the world overpromise and under-deliver, operating far below capacity. An analysis by OCI of six of the leading CCS plants in the US, Australia, and the Middle East reveals that they are all either operating significantly below capacity, ranging from an estimated 10 to … Read More

Carbon Capture’s Publicly Funded Failure

November 30, 2023By Oil Change InternationalBlog Post, Briefings, Resources

Governments have spent over $20 billion – and have approved up to $200 billion more – of public money on carbon capture and storage (CCS), providing a lifeline for the fossil fuel industry. Almost 80% of operating carbon capture capacity globally sends captured CO2 to produce more oil via Enhanced Oil Recovery, while many of the world’s largest CCS projects overpromise and underdeliver.

We Won’t Be Tricked: How the fossil fuel industry is using the dangerous “abatement” distraction to stay in business

November 30, 2023By Oil Change InternationalBriefings, Fossil Gas, Global Industry, Resources

Oil and gas companies, and some governments, are more interested in looking like they’re acting on climate change than actually acting. They spend billions on smoke and mirrors such as “carbon capture and storage,” “certified gas,” ammonia co-firing, and hydrogen when in reality, they are trying to build escape hatches to continue their dirty business as usual.

Fossil Fuels Fail Africa — The Case for a Just Transition on the Continent

September 14, 2023By Oil Change InternationalAfrica, Featured, Infographics, Resources

A new infographic reveals how fossil-fueled development bypasses African communities, but also illustrates the continent’s potential for a just transition. As Africa holds 39 percent of global renewable energy potential, governments and banks must shift their climate finance commitments towards a renewable just transition in Africa.

Norway’s electrification of Melkøya gas plant: The perfect storm of climate injustice

September 7, 2023By Oil Change InternationalBriefings, Featured, North Sea

This briefing, titled, Norway’s Electrification of Melkøya Gas Plant: The Perfect Storm of Climate Injustice, reveals not only the project’s disastrous climate implications for the Norway and the Arctic, but also the human rights violations in the decades-long governmental oppression of the Indigenous Sámi people and their ancestral lands.

Sky’s Limit Data Update: Shut Down 60% of Existing Fossil Fuel Extraction to Keep 1.5°C in Reach

August 16, 2023By Oil Change InternationalBriefings, Resources 2 Comments

This new analysis, an update to the data in our landmark Sky’s Limit series, finds that the majority of the fossil fuel reserves within active fields and mines must now stay in the ground. Using updated 2023 data, the proportion of coal, oil, and gas reserves that must remain unextracted to meet the 1.5°C limit has increased from nearly 40% in 2018 to almost 60% in 2023.