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, a project of Oil Change International which uniquely refines and … Read More

Keystone XL benefits from taxpayer subsidies

February 8, 2012By Lorne StockmanBlog Post, Research & Opinions, Separate Oil and State 43 Comments

 Sen. Mitch McConnell claimed recently that the Keystone XL Pipeline “doesn’t require a penny of our taxpayer money all the president has to do is approve it.” But our research reveals many places that the pipeline project benefits from taxpayer subsidies. The refineries that are linked to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline as committed … Read More

World Bank lending for coal up 256%…

October 8, 2008By Steve KretzmannBlog Post 1 Comment

Relying exclusively on the World Bank’s own figures, a new analysis shows World Bank Group lending to coal, oil and gas is up 94% from 2007, reaching over $3 billion.  Coal lending alone has increased an astonishing 256% in the last year. This is the same World Bank that would like to lead – and … Read More