“Gov. Newsom has made key strides, and it’s exciting to see California joining BOGA’s second tier — but to align with science and justice, he must announce a full ban on new oil and gas permits,” said Rees.
Spain becomes latest country to ban new oil and gas exploration and production
Yesterday, the Spanish Parliament adopted a wide-ranging Climate Change and Energy Transition law, which includes a ban on new fossil fuel exploration and production licenses.
California becomes largest oil producer in world to commit to total oil phaseout, ban fracking — but not soon enough
“California is the highest-producing jurisdiction in the world so far to commit to a phase-out of oil extraction, and other major producers need to join the state in committing to move beyond oil and gas,” said Collin Rees of Oil Change International.
True climate leaders must take decisive action to stop fossil fuel expansion at Biden’s Climate Summit
Rich countries at this week’s Climate Summit need to take decisive action to stop the expansion of oil and gas production, both at home and abroad, both to protect the global climate and local communities. True climate leadership means breaking away from destructive oil and gas and investing in real solutions and green jobs that will help people and the planet thrive.
CSOs say newly launched export finance leadership coalition (E3F) fails to lead
In response to the launch of a new Export Finance for the Future coalition (E3F), 21 CSOs from 14 countries released a statement criticizing the lack of ambition from the coalition.
Danish Announcement Sends Clear Signal: Climate Leadership Means End to Fossil Fuel Expansion
The Danish Government just announced the cancellation of the 8th North Sea licensing round, a ban on future offshore licencing (following an onshore ban in 2018), and a ban on all offshore production by 2050. Hannah McKinnon of Oil Change International responded as follows.
May 2020 OilWire bulletin: The USD 77 billion per year edition
As governments begin to unveil trillions of dollars in recovery support and stimulus, now is the time to break old habits – such as the USD 77 Billion in public money that the G20 is still spending annually to finance oil, gas, and coal projects.
Spain to join group of first movers off oil and gas
Spain’s supply-side measures are an important signal that climate leadership needs to be defined by a willingness to address the root causes of fossil fuel lock-in.
Deep Dive: 5 reasons governments must act now to phase out oil and gas production
The current crisis is a clear warning sign that, if governments leave the “when” and “how” of the end of oil and gas up to tumultuous markets, the outcome will not be good for either people or the planet.
What role for OPEC in the last generation of oil?
Later this year, OPEC will mark its 60th birthday. Former OCI staff member Greg Muttitt has contributed a chapter to an important new book on OPEC’s history and future. In a guest blog based on his chapter, he argues we need to think about OPEC less simplistically, and suggests a role for OPEC in tackling … Read More