A peer reviewed paper, published today in Nature Communications, examines the global decarbonisation scenarios produced by BP, Shell and Equinor and finds they are incompatible with the climate objectives of the Paris Agreement.
Scientists warn that natural gas “cannot be a solution towards a zero-emission future.”
A new academic paper outlines why gas is not a so-called bridge fuel to a zero emission future. The scientists conclude that “a fossil fuel with a high climate impact, often hidden under a misleading narrative, which hinders decarbonization via infrastructure expansion, and so creates carbon lock-in effects and bears high economic risk, cannot be a solution towards a zero-emission future.”
Ukraine War: Amid fossil fuel “gold rush,” Canada’s dirty tar sands back “in hot demand”
We are now one hundred and ten days since the start of Vladimir Putin’s bloody brutal war on Ukraine. Since the invasion the global energy market has been largely turned on its head, as old certainties of supply have been ripped up.
Tell the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) to stop funding the East African Crude Oil Pipeline
If completed, EACOP will pose significant risks to millions of people; jeopardize vital, internationally recognized ecosystems; and, at peak production, generate annual carbon emissions roughly equivalent to the carbon footprint of nine coal-fired power plants.
Climate Hope: Will Australia’s new Prime Minister go from climate laggard to leader?
Yesterday, Australia’s liberal Labor Party secured enough seats to hold an outright majority in the House, as the counting of votes continued ten days on from the historic election.
Shell AGM: Company accused of “hot air” and “causing extreme harms” on climate
Today is Shell’s AGM, where the company will try and spin to its shareholders and the wider public that it is leading the climate fight and race to net zero. But its all a climate charade. Its all a lie.
Oil Change International submits evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee
The UK House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee have launched a inquiry into Accelerating the transition from fossil fuels and securing energy supplies, which is scrutinising the UK Government’s Energy Security Strategy and its North Sea Transition Deal (for oil and gas production in the UK’s Continental Shelf). Oil Change International submitted the following evidence for the committee.
Updated analysis reveals oil industry climate plans are grossly insufficient to achieve Paris Climate Goals
The report finds the oil and gas majors are involved in over 200 expansion projects on track for approval from 2022 through 2025. If they go forward, these companies’ investments could create an additional 8.6 billion tonnes (Gt) of carbon pollution – equivalent to the lifetime emissions of 77 new coal power plants.
Big Oil Reality Check — Updated Assessment of Oil and Gas Company Climate Plans
Despite an array of new ‘net zero’ pledges released in the past two years, the climate promises of major U.S. and European oil and gas companies still fail to meet the bare minimum for alignment with the Paris Agreement, according to a new study.
As killer heat spreads, scientists warn the window for securing 1.5 degrees is narrowing
Leading climate scientists have revealed that there is a “very strong likelihood” that one of the next five years will be the warmest on record and that the chance of at least one of the next five year’s exceeding 1.5°C is rapidly increasing.