The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, also called the “supercommittee,” must vote by November 23rd on a plan that would reduce the deficit by at least $1.5 trillion. Ending taxpayer subsidies to oil, gas, and coal companies has been suggested by Democratic leaders in Congress and many organizations as something for the chopping block
Keystone XL will not lessen U.S. dependence on foreign oil, but rather transport Canadian oil to American refineries for export to overseas markets.
A dual focus on increasing access to energy services for the world’s poorest and promoting clean sources of energy is a win-win scenario for development and the environment.
Our research found that at least four of the top six IOCs have significantly relied on tar sands reserves additions to support RRR rates in the past five years. As a percentage of total liquids additions, tar sands represents between 26% and 71% of reserves additions for these four companies.
This study finds that none of the World Bank Group’s fossil fuel finance directly targets the poor or ensures that energy benefits are reaching the poor.
This report reveals that petroleum products containing tar sands crude oil have been regularly entering the EU’s petroleum supply chain for some time, primarily through imports of diesel from the US Gulf Coast. If the proposed Keystone XL pipeline is built, bringing tar sands from Alberta to Gulf Coast refineries, the amount of tar sands derived diesel entering Europe will rise dramatically.
This report was researched and written by OCI Research Director Lorne Stockman and published by Greenpeace UK and Platform.
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This new research paper rates the carbon intensity of the top international oil companies, revealing that Shell is now the most carbon intensive oil company in the world based on its total resources.
Dirty is the New Clean: A Critique of the World Bank’s Strategic Framework for Development and Climate Change
The World Bank’s new three-year Strategic Framework on Development and Climate Change makes a strong case for urgent action on global warming, but the Bank’s increased lending for fossil fuels in the past year suggests limiting climate change is far from a priority.
On the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war, this report by Oil Change International quantifies both the greenhouse gas emissions of the Iraq War and the opportunity costs involved in fighting war rather than climate change.
Members of Congress Who Take More Money from Big Oil Vote More Often for Big Oil at the Expense of the Public Interest