Planet Wreckers: How Countries’ Oil and Gas Extraction Plans Risk Locking in Climate Chaos

September 12, 2023By nicoleFeatured, Reports, Research & Opinions 12 Comments

New Oil Change International research shows that only 20 countries, led overwhelmingly by the United States, are responsible for nearly 90 percent of the carbon-dioxide (CO2) pollution threatened by new oil and gas fields and fracking wells planned between 2023 and 2050. If this oil and gas expansion is allowed to proceed, it would lock in climate chaos and an unlivable future.

Norway’s electrification of Melkøya gas plant: The perfect storm of climate injustice

September 7, 2023By Oil Change InternationalBriefings, Featured, North Sea

This briefing, titled, Norway’s Electrification of Melkøya Gas Plant: The Perfect Storm of Climate Injustice, reveals not only the project’s disastrous climate implications for the Norway and the Arctic, but also the human rights violations in the decades-long governmental oppression of the Indigenous Sámi people and their ancestral lands.

Sky’s Limit Data Update: Shut Down 60% of Existing Fossil Fuel Extraction to Keep 1.5°C in Reach

August 16, 2023By Oil Change InternationalBriefings, Resources 2 Comments

This new analysis, an update to the data in our landmark Sky’s Limit series, finds that the majority of the fossil fuel reserves within active fields and mines must now stay in the ground. Using updated 2023 data, the proportion of coal, oil, and gas reserves that must remain unextracted to meet the 1.5°C limit has increased from nearly 40% in 2018 to almost 60% in 2023.

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.

Big Oil Reality Check 2023 — An Assessment of TotalEnergies, Eni, and Equinor’s Climate Plans

May 25, 2023By Oil Change InternationalBriefings, Featured, News

These briefings reveal that Total, Eni, and Equinor are on the cusp of approving a surge of new oil and gas development. If they proceed with all the projects in their anticipated pipeline for 2023, Eni could rank as the world’s third worst oil and gas expander this year and Equinor as the world’s eighth worst by the total volume of new reserves approved for extraction.