Oil companies continue to profit at the expense of our future

July 27, 2012By David TurnbullBlog Post, Featured 3 Comments

If you believe the press reports, you’d think that the oil industry was hurting of late, what with the headlines coming out of the most recent quarterly earnings reports saying things like, “Exxon and Shell Earnings Disappoint,” and “Occidental quarterly profit lower”, and “Chevron 2nd-Quarter Profit Off 6.8%; Upstream Earnings Fall”.  These headlines paint a … Read More

EU Commissioner Calls for End to Subsidies

June 20, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

Connie Hedegaard, the outspoken EU Commissioner for Climate Action, has lent her weight to the growing calls for ending fossil fuel subsidies. Earlier in the week, Oil Change International revealed that fossil fuel subsidies could be as high a $1 trillion. Oil Change has been working with others NGOs to make phasing out subsidies a … Read More

Call on Governments to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies

June 9, 2012By Traci RomineBlog Post, Featured, Separate Oil and State 3 Comments

Hundreds of governments and thousands of stakeholders will meet at the Rio+20 Conference in Brazil this month to chart a future for the health of the planet, our human family and economies worldwide. The question is whether that future will include continuing public fossil fuel subsidies, which could climb to a staggering US$775 billion to an estimated US$1 trillion … Read More

Subsidised “Green Gas” No Better than Coal

May 30, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

Sometimes all you have to do is join the dots. Let’s take three different headlines from yesterday, which are all from the Guardian newspaper in the UK. Headline number one: “’Golden age of gas’ threatens renewable energy, IEA warns” The article went on to state: “A ‘golden age of gas’ spurred by a tripling of … Read More

Dirty Energy Money pouring into Congress faster than ever before

May 9, 2012By Steve KretzmannBlog Post, Research & Opinions, Separate Oil and State 2 Comments

Members of Congress have taken almost $16 million from the oil, gas and coal industries so far in this 112th Congress. That puts this Congress on track to be the dirtiest ever. The information comes to light as part of the latest update of DirtyEnergyMoney.com, a project of Oil Change International which uniquely refines and … Read More