They say that politicians often operate in a bubble, removed from the rest of us. They have a blinkered view of reality, distorted by privilege and power.
As G7 backslides over fossil fuel pledges, new research shows gas is not the answer to our climate and energy security crisis
With hundreds of millions of people across the word suffering from the fallout of higher energy prices and a cost of living crisis caused by Russia’s deadly war on Ukraine, this week’s G7 summit was the perfect opportunity for the world’s most powerful politicians to show clear compelling leadership.
New Bill Calls for Turbocharging Renewable Energy with Defense Production Act to Ensure Energy Security, End Fossil Fuels
“True energy security means affordable, reliable, and fossil-free energy for all communities,” said Rees. “Congress should reject Big Oil and Gas’s cynical attempts to profit from human suffering and pass this bill immediately.”
As US and UK move to wean themselves off Putin’s gas, it’s time to invest in renewables
The solution to both the US and UK decisions to stop importing Russian oil and gas is not to drill for more oil, either in the US or UK – something the fossil fuel industry and its supporters are already arguing. It is to invest in renewables and alternatives such as heat pumps and weatherization.
Response to Ukraine crisis is not more oil and gas drilling, but investing in renewables
As I write the dire threat of war once again hangs over Europe after the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, recognised the self-proclaimed republics in Luhansk and Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine and ordered his troops over the border.
Blame gas and coal shortages, not renewables, for Texas blackouts
The devastating deep freeze continues to cause havoc in Texas and other southern states in the United States.
COVID-19 crisis accelerating “long-term decline of coal”
Even before the current COVID-19 crisis, coal was in trouble due to its high carbon content, coupled with high costs. But COVID-19 is accelerating that decline. And once coal is gone, it is not coming back.
COVID-19 Just Recovery: Instead of breaking the “climate-finance doom loop,” governments pour billions into fossil fuels
We have leading experts warning that trillions could be at stake as the fossil fuel industry suffers a terminal and structural decline, but all governments do is pour billions more away on fossil fuels in COVID-19 recovery plans. It is nonsensical. There should be no Big Oil & Gas bailout.
Historic milestones reached in US and UK as renewables trounce coal
For years, coal lobbyists have been saying we needed the dirty fossil fuel for when the wind didn’t blow or the sun didn’t shine. We always knew that was a lie. For years, Donald Trump tried to prop up a dying industry. And now the market has proved them both wrong. And there will be no going back.
Post COVID-19, the public demands a cleaner, healthier future, but politicians fund fossil fuels
So the public want change for a post-COVID-19 future, towards a cleaner, fairer, greener society. Whereas politicians want to remain stuck in our polluted past. It is time to make our voices heard.