On his first diplomatic outing, climate-denying Rex Tillerson got trolled

February 16, 2017By Alex DoukasBlog Post, Featured, News 1 Comment

In his first outing as Secretary of State, former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson may have been quiet, but the world’s climate leaders were not. Ahead of the G20 meeting of foreign ministers, hosted by Germany in Bonn, German government officials didn’t mince words: “You can’t fight climate change by putting up barbed wire,” said Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, a not-so-thinly veiled swipe at Rex Tillerson and Donald Trump’s climate denial, and the Trump Administration’s racist immigration policies.

G20 leaders fail to act on fossil fuel subsidies, undermining Paris climate goals

September 5, 2016By Alex DoukasBlog Post, Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2016 Contact: Alex Doukas, alex [at] priceofoil [dot] org G20 leaders fail to act on fossil fuel subsidies, undermining Paris climate goals In response to the statements on fossil fuel subsidies in the G20 Leaders’ Communique, which fail to establish a deadline for the phase out of subsidies, Oil Change International has … Read More

Fossil fuel subsidies are “the world’s dumbest policy” – so why won’t G20 leaders end them?

September 5, 2016By Alex DoukasBlog Post, Featured

Today, G20 leaders in China again failed to set a deadline to end fossil fuel subsidies, seven years after they first committed to ending them. Even as G20 governments move to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change, they’re adding fuel to the fire by dumping $444 billion of our money into polluting fossil fuel companies every year, undermining the spirit … Read More