Saturday, November 26, 2022

Tag: fossil fuel industry

Oil undercover: The sneaky ways Big Oil pushes its interests

Big Oil lied to us for decades about climate change.

The PR industry has been a ‘major’ but ‘overlooked’ influence in...

The fossil fuel industry spends millions of dollars on shaping its image in an effort to block climate action. A new analysis shows a relatively small number of PR firms have aided this campaign from behind the scenes over the last three decades.

Governments are sending oil executives to COP26 despite climate pledges. Here’s...

A DeSmog analysis found that the delegations from multiple countries are heavily drawn from their oil ministries and even large oil companies. Shell and other publicly traded oil giants are also attending the climate proceedings under the cover of trade groups.

First draft of COP26 decision text slammed as ‘love letter’ to...

“To keep 1.5 alive,” said the head of Greenpeace, “fossil fuels phase-out” must be added, and “countries must come back next year to close the gap.”

Fossil fuel companies push emissions to pre-pandemic levels

“Emissions snapped back like a rubber band.”

The divestment movement’s big month

The pressure and devolving social license have even started to influence business leaders’ decisions.

Majority of directors of world’s top insurance companies tied to polluting...

Analysis found links to Exxon, Koch Industries, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, raising concerns about a potential “revolving door,” one campaigner said, between the insurance and fossil fuel industries.

As subsidies roll in, the fossil fuel industry is winning efforts...

From the U.S. to Japan, governments are quickly putting money behind oil and gas industry efforts selling blue hydrogen produced by natural gas with carbon capture as a clean fuel for the energy transition. But new research finds blue hydrogen may be no cleaner than burning natural gas.

Government defends praising tar sands industry figures as COP26 ‘climate champions’

Five of the individuals praised at COP26 event hold senior roles at fossil fuel companies and investors, including the Royal Bank of Canada and Suncor.

The Greenwashing Files: Fossil fuel giants accused of ‘deceptive’ advertising

A major new catalogue of fossil fuel company adverts based on DeSmog’s research shows the gap between their public image and the reality of their operations.

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The renewable energy transition is failing

Renewable energy isn’t replacing fossil fuel energy—it’s adding to it.

Let’s rename the day after Thanksgiving ‘extinction Friday’

The annual Black Friday ode to commercialism and overconsumption sits at the core of our ongoing destruction of Earth’s ecosystems.

Guinea Pig Nation: How the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is reducing government regulations for ‘advanced’...

“Under the direction of Congress, the NRC is developing new regulations to facilitate licensing of experimental reactors."

Biden administration announces largest direct federal investment in transmission and distribution infrastructure

The announcement to dedicate $13 billion in grants to improve transmission and distribution systems will "improve energy resiliency through microgrids, local renewable energy, and energy storage.”

On Black Friday, Amazon workers in 40+ countries strike and protest ‘despicable’ treatment

"We have to make Amazon pay all its workers a decent wage in dignified workplaces and for its environmental damage."