New Report: Despite ‘Net Zero’ Rhetoric, World’s Biggest Banks Continued to Pour Billions into Fossil Fuel Expansion in 2021

March 30, 2022By OCI TeamBlog Post, Featured, News, Press Releases 1 Comment

Released today, the 13th annual Banking on Climate Chaos report, the most comprehensive global analysis on fossil fuel banking to date, underscores the stark disparity between public climate commitments being made by the world’s largest banks, versus the reality of their largely business-as-usual financing to the fossil fuel industry.

New energy security task force must not expand fossil gas production or invest in long-lived infrastructure

March 25, 2022By Collin ReesBlog Post, News, Press Releases 1 Comment

Today, U.S. President Joe Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced a new task force to reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels. The announcement reveals that the EU and United States plan to expand LNG infrastructure in Europe. Recent research shows such new LNG import infrastructure is not needed.

Oil Change International reacts to new Tyndall Centre report

March 22, 2022By OCI TeamBlog Post, News, Press Releases

A new report released today by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in the UK concludes that wealthy, economically diversified countries, which currently account for more than a third of global oil and gas production, need to phase out their extraction by 2034 for the world to maintain a 50% chance of limiting warming to 1.5°C. This analysis, which is the first study to assign dates at which countries should phase out their production of oil and gas on the basis of equity, also highlights that a globally just transition will require wealthy countries to fund a systemic transition away from fossil fuels in the Global South, over and above their existing debts for climate finance and reparations.