A new academic study, accepted for publication in Harvard Environmental Law, asks the pertinent question about Big Oil and climate change: “Given the extreme lethality of the conduct and the awareness of the catastrophic risk on the part of fossil fuel companies, should they be charged with homicide?”
As IPCC demands urgent climate action, Pacific nations step up, but Italy and UK reach new lows as rogue climate states
Yesterday, the message from the world’s leading climate scientists was their most brutal and stark yet. It was unequivocal.
“Read my lips”: Biden blows up campaign pledge to approve the Willow “carbon bomb” in the Arctic
In one of his most controversial decisions so far, President Biden yesterday approved the Willow oil and gas mega-project on the Alaskan North Slope.
Sámi wind turbine protest shows there can be no just transition without Indigenous rights
We have known for decades now that we must end the disastrous dirty oil age and transition to clean, renewable energy. The wording often used by scientists and activists is that we need a “just transition”. There is where society enables an equitable transition from polluting, undemocratic fossil fuel industries to cleaner community-led renewable technologies.
COP28 President pushes false fossil fuel solutions, such as CCS, at CERAWeek
For anyone in the oil and gas industry, there is only one place to be this week. The great and good of the industry has converged on Houston for CERAWeek, which bills itself as the world’s premier energy event.
As Japan drives to expand fossil fuels, experts reveal pathway to generate 90% clean power by 2035
This week sees two crucial energy meetings in Japan, a country which remains one of the most prominent financiers of fossil fuels.
US gas exporters bemoan European climate goals deterring new LNG contracts
There are many winners and losers in war, but one of the biggest winners has been the U.S. LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) industry.
Civil society calls for end of controversial Congo oil and gas auctions
A coalition of civil society groups has joined growing international calls for the immediate cancellation of a massive oil and gas auction in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
NGOs demand end to Congo oil auction after leak of secret trade-off deal
A coalition of civil society groups have called for the immediate cancellation of a massive oil and gas auction in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) following news of a secret deal between Oil Minister Didier Budimbu, Nigerian gambling tycoon Chukwuma Ayodeji Ojuroye, and US consultancy GeoSigmoid.
UN: Big oil’s business model is “inconsistent with human survival”
In a blistering attack at the World Economic Forum this morning, the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, accused the fossil fuel industry of having a “business model” that “is inconsistent with human survival”.