Today the Nebraska PSC chose to stand with Trump, climate denial, and Big Oil. Good luck with that. Whatever happens now there is precisely zero chance that the global citizen, investor, and government momentum behind the Paris goals and against the fossil fuel industry will be stopped. Even if Trump and the PSC are out, the rest of the world is #stillin.
Today, Germany quietly released the ‘German Report on the Phasing-Out of Inefficient Fossil Fuel Subsidies,’ the country’s self-review as part of the G20 fossil fuel subsidies peer review process. Despite Germany’s rising fossil fuel subsidies, the review states that Germany plans to end only two subsidies, and claims that none of the other fossil fuel subsidies are ‘inefficient,’ supposedly putting them outside the G20 subsidies phase-out pledge.
High level officials from Pacific Islands have called for a reining in of fossil fuel production in order to stay within the climate limits agreed to in Paris. They were joined in their call by civil society, indigenous, and academic voices. These calls echo the asks of the Lofoten Declaration, which affirms that it is the urgent responsibility and moral obligation of wealthy fossil fuel producers to lead in these efforts.
“The IEA must help the world plan for success in reaching the Paris goals. That can’t happen until a real climate scenario forms the heart of World Energy Outlook.”
This tax bill will be no surprise, but it would be a disaster. It is the latest example of GOP efforts to prop up the dirty fossil fuel industry and their corporate cronies while giving short shrift to American families.
Rapidly phasing out coal, banning oil and gas expansion, and ending dirty international finance are required for Germany to recover its climate leadership, says new report.
A coalition of environmental and climate justice, Indigenous rights, public health, consumer, and environmental groups delivered two letters urging lawmakers to oppose including the giveaway of billions of taxpayer dollars to the fossil fuel industry in any tax bill.
Republicans want to open up sacred land in the Arctic Refuge for oil drilling allegedly to raise money to cover their cuts, but they leave in place tens of billions in tax giveaways to oil, gas, and coal companies.
According to a new report released today by Rainforest Action Network, Oil Change International, and 10 organizations from around the world, commercial banks continue to finance the tar sands sector at levels that do not align with the Paris Agreement 1.5° to 2° target – and finance levels are surging in 2017.
A new report exposes the huge financial risks behind three major Canadian tar sands pipeline project proposals: Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion, TransCanada’s Keystone XL and Enbridge’s Line 3 expansion.