A new scientific paper, published yesterday in the PNAS, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has concluded that government inventories of methane and carbon dioxide significantly underestimate the amount of gases which are released in the Gulf of Mexico from oil and gas operations.
OECD risks labeling gas and other fossil-based technologies climate-friendly
The OECD has adopted a new list of “climate-friendly” projects that will benefit from preferential financial terms for export support. But a number of projects are poorly defined, potentially allowing for preferential financial incentives for export credit agency investments in gas.
Climate crisis: Is it time to charge Big Oil with homicide?
A new academic study, accepted for publication in Harvard Environmental Law, asks the pertinent question about Big Oil and climate change: “Given the extreme lethality of the conduct and the awareness of the catastrophic risk on the part of fossil fuel companies, should they be charged with homicide?”
As IPCC demands urgent climate action, Pacific nations step up, but Italy and UK reach new lows as rogue climate states
Yesterday, the message from the world’s leading climate scientists was their most brutal and stark yet. It was unequivocal.
Italy breaks climate promise to end public financing for international fossil fuel projects, publishing ‘worst-in-class’ climate policy
Italy’s far right government has broken a major climate pledge to end public financing for international fossil fuel projects, instead producing the worst policy among countries that signed the 2021 commitment.
Response: IPCC’s Report Raises the Alarms to Code Red
“The UN Secretary-General’s response to the IPCC report makes it clear that the time when countries can pretend to be climate leaders while expanding oil and gas production is over,” said Romain Ioualalen.
Last Chance Alliance: California Issues Hundreds of Neighborhood Oil Drilling Permits in Blow to Environmental Justice
Climate justice advocates expressed outrage at California state oil regulator CalGEM over the recent approval of hundreds of oil and gas rework permits to continue dangerous oil operations within 3,200 feet of communities.
Cop City: Police “assassinated” activist with their “arms in the air”
The old saying is that the truth will come out. The state may lie and try and bury evidence. It may use brute force to cover up its tracks, but eventually, the truth will come out.
New report: Commitment to end international finance for fossil fuels is shifting billions, but key countries breaking promises missing in action
Promise Breakers, a report released today by Oil Change International, reveals that the stop funding fossils commitment forged at COP26, is already shifting an estimated USD 5.7 billion per year out of fossil fuels and into clean energy, with the potential of a further 13.7 billion per year if all signatories fulfill their commitments.
“Read my lips”: Biden blows up campaign pledge to approve the Willow “carbon bomb” in the Arctic
In one of his most controversial decisions so far, President Biden yesterday approved the Willow oil and gas mega-project on the Alaskan North Slope.