In the Face of COVID-19, Governments Have a Choice: Resilient Societies or Fossil Fuel Bailouts?

April 22, 2020By Oil Change InternationalBriefings, Stop Funding Fossils

The COVID-19 crisis poses a threat to people’s health, their jobs and their lives, and like all crises, exacerbates already existing inequalities. Trillions in public finance will be needed to get through the current pandemic. This briefing outlines why continuing to rely on fossil fuels, in particular oil and gas, is not compatible with long-term recovery. It does not make sense to use the COVID-19 stimulus packages to try to revive a sunsetting industry which will not deliver on economic recovery, only to shut it down a few years later to meet climate goals.

Briefing: Carbon Impacts of Reinstating the U.S. Crude Export Ban

January 28, 2020By Oil Change InternationalBriefings, Stopping Carbon Lock-In 1 Comment

The next president and Congress should reinstate the crude export ban in tandem with policies to ensure a just and equitable transition away from fossil fuels. A reimplementation of the ban would therefore require an ambitious and well-funded energy policy to prioritize justice and equity for workers and frontline and Indigenous communities in the necessary transition away from fossil fuels.

Gas and the European Investment Bank: Why New Gas Infrastructure Investment Is Incompatible with Climate Goals

June 12, 2019By Oil Change InternationalBriefings, Fossil Gas, Stop Funding Fossils

There is no room for further financing of fossil gas or any other fossil fuel projects by the EIB. This briefing calls for the new Energy Lending Policy to reflect this reality. The EIB cannot claim to uphold its commitment to align its finance with the Paris Agreement if it continues to finance fossil gas projects.