June 11, 2015By Hannah McKinnonBlog Post, Featured, News

As another round of UN climate negotiations wraps up today in Bonn, expectations are taking shape for the end of the year Paris conference where countries will have yet another chance to prove they are ready to take on one of the world’s greatest challenges. Nobody (with the possible exceptions of Canada, Australia, and Japan … Read More

Fossil Fuel Fatalism and the Untouchable Arctic

May 20, 2015By Hannah McKinnonBlog Post, Featured

Yesterday at the Royal Dutch Shell AGM in The Hague, the company’s leadership was grilled with questions and concerns about its high-risk plans for offshore U.S. Arctic oil exploration, and how it will square that circle with its apparent commitment to take climate change more seriously. Interventions ranged from powerful statements and concerns from indigenous … Read More

Not so fast, Shell

March 10, 2015By Hannah McKinnonBlog Post, Featured, News 3 Comments

Royal Dutch Shell has insisted that it is going to press ahead this year with its plans to continue its high cost, high risk hunt for oil in the U.S. Arctic Ocean this year (aka the world’s most obvious unburnable carbon). While its plan still rests on some outstanding permits from the federal government that … Read More

Shell’s quest for unburnable carbon

January 29, 2015By Hannah McKinnonBlog Post 3 Comments

Royal Dutch Shell presented its 2014 earnings report today and commented on what is ahead for it in 2015. With results that were lower than expected and “disappointing” according to analysts, Shell was quick to point out the measures taken to cut costs and its serious commitment to ‘efficient use of capital’. It didn’t take … Read More