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.

Ceres principles risk eradicating progress on net-zero norms

June 27, 2023By David TongBriefings, Global Industry, Industry Updates, Research & Opinions

US non-profit Ceres has produced a paper aimed at explaining actions that oil and gas exploration and production companies (E&Ps) can take to reduce their emissions. It is also supposed to provide useful information on climate alignment to the sector’s investors and bankers.

The paper suffers from a number of alarming weaknesses which threaten to reverse progress on setting standards for net-zero finance. Consequently, Reclaim Finance, Oil Change International, urgewald, CIEL, and Stand.Earth have jointly published this analysis in response.