Just weeks after the COP28 climate talks finished, it is business as usual for the host country, the United Arab Emirates, in expanding its oil and gas production.
As the United Nations Climate Change Conference begins today, Oil Change International revealed the failure of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in Carbon Capture’s Publicly Funded Failure. CCS has a 50 year track record of over-promising and under-delivering, and every investment in CCS provides a lifeline to the fossil fuel industry.
For weeks now, climate scientists and activists have looked increasingly aghast at the unrelenting heat and floods ravaging our baking earth. The pace and scale of the daily climate disasters have alarmed them. And our daily climate breakdown shows no sign of stopping.
“Until Biden reins in Big Oil’s deadly expansion that’s locking in decades of global fossil fuel pollution, his legacy will remain one of failing to confront reckless U.S. oil and gas production that’s killing the planet,” said Collin Rees.
“CCUS is a dangerous distraction from rapidly and equitably phasing out fossil fuels. Giving more public money to prolong Big Oil’s political power and profits is the wrong approach and a poor use of public funds,” said Collin Rees.
A new investigation by Global Witness has examined Shell’s landmark Quest CCS project in Canada, which captures the CO2 from the company’s dirty tar sands operations. According to Global Witness, the Quest plant “is in fact emitting more than it is capturing.”
ExxonMobil is a company that for decades has done more than any other to spread climate denial. But now the climate laggard wants you to believe it is becoming a climate champion.
The fossil fuel industry continues to argue that Carbon, Capture and Storage (CCS) is an integral solution to our climate crisis. Billions has been spent trying to get the technology to work. Billions has already been wasted. Billions more will be wasted too.
Just days before COP26, Australia’s long-awaited climate plan has been slammed by civil society, scientists and opposition politicians as void of substance and full of spin.
The American Petroleum Industry’s greenhouse gas reporting template obscures the U.S. oil & gas industry’s massive responsibility for the climate crisis.