Monday, May 23, 2022

Tag: fossil fuel industry

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.

End Polluter Welfare Act introduced to Senate

“Providing corporate giveaways during a time of widespread suffering to fossil-fuel companies is unconscionable.”

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One-stop fix to the election rejection scam: Demand candidates must accept the ...

If we don’t stop this scourge of election rejection, then the future (and innate rights) of citizen voting are bleak

4 ways the media does a disservice to sexual assault survivors

People who work in the media have a tremendous responsibility to report the facts without letting unnecessary information taint them.

The Ukraine war’s collateral damage

Is the health of an overheating world at stake?

In politics, money will always talk. Unless…

In an unequal society, a society dominated by concentrated wealth, democracy will always be “damnably difficult.”

Bill Baird’s battle for legalized abortion and Roe v. Wade

"This is a religious war,” says Baird of the intense push to make abortion illegal.“