Fossil investments looking increasingly toxic as smart money moves to renewables
New research warns that US$2.2 trillion of investors money could be at risk if fossil fuel companies continue to pursue high carbon projects.
Fox in the hen house: the polluters bankrolling the climate talks
As corporate anti-climate behaviour comes under increasing scrutiny from law-enforcers, media and public, a new report highlights the conflict of interest between the Paris climate summit’s aims and the polluting actions of the companies bank...
Global momentum for an end of coal grows as Alberta kicks it to the curb
In yet another sign that coal has no future, Canada’s Alberta province has announced its commitment to phase out coal by 2030.
G20 fossil fuel subsidies four times higher than renewables support
Despite their repeated pledges to phase out fossil fuel subsidies, G20 countries - which produce about three-quarters of global emissions collectively - are still pouring nearly four times more support into coal, oil and gas than renewable en...
Exxon investigation: A warning shot for fossil fuel companies as climate lies unveiled
In the first concrete legal action against ExxonMobil’s web of climate lies, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced he will investigate whether the oil giant knowingly misled the public and investors about the dangers of cl...
Obama kills Keystone XL pipeline
US President Barack Obama has rejected the Keystone XL pipeline, putting an end to a six year political waiting game and simultaneously delivering a major victory to the growing climate movement.
UNEP: Climate pledges an ‘historic step’ towards decarbonisation, but emissions gap remains
The “unprecedented commitment” shown by nations in their UN climate pledges will reduce emissions significantly over the next 15 years, according to a new report out today from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
Münster becomes first German city to join the divestment movement
The city of Münster has become the first German city to ban investments in coal, oil and gas companies.
Sign the petition: Stop Indonesia’s fires
Sign the Greenpeace petition to palm oil and paper companies and the Indonesian Government and tell them to protect forests from fires now.
Indonesian fires a “crime against humanity”, nature, and the global climate
A man-made firestorm continues to burn across Indonesia, putting the country on track to emit more carbon than the UK’s entire annual output, and pushing it up the list from the world’s sixth largest emitter to fourth in a matter of weeks.
Signs of defeat as TransCanada asks ‘for extra time’ over Keystone XL
TransCanada, the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline, is banking on a Republican president following President Obama, announcing Monday that it wants the Obama administration to suspend its permit request for the pipeline until after the ...
EU air pollution rules up in the air as lobbyists threatens ambition
Stricter limits on European methane and ammonia emissions hangs in the balance, as MEPs prepare to vote on new air pollution rules.
Poles apart over coal as new government sweeps to power
Poland’s newly elected leaders may have swept to power with 39% of the vote in this weekend’s election, but the new government is set to be at increasing odds with its citizens as it looks to “rejects the dogma of de-carbonisation”.
Calls for fossil fuel companies to be cut out of climate negotiations
In a desperate bid to remain relevant in a world on the clean energy transition, the world’s largest polluters are peddling misleading fossil fuel demand scenarios, according to a new report from Carbon Tracker.
Record-breaking Europe shows new emission lows
Greenhouse gas emissions in Europe are at their lowest level ever recorded, while the EU’s economy continues to expand, a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) reveals.
Sign the petition for a frack free radio
Sign the petition urging NPR to become a frack free radio and reject fossil fuel money.
Oslo becomes first capital city to divest from fossil fuels
The City of Oslo has, today, become the first Capital City in the world to ban investments in fossil fuels, as it announced it will divest its $9 billion pension fund from coal, oil and gas companies.
Hydrocarbon hypocrisy: Big oil calls for climate action as it undermines it
Oil and gas majors, beset by fading fortunes, increased competition from renewables, and the growing clean economic transition, are fighting for relevance ahead of the Paris climate talks.
French energy major Engie to end coal investments
Engie, the major energy company partly-owned by the French government, will terminate investments in coal projects in a major bid to tackle climate change, the country’s energy and ecology minister, Segolene Royal has announced.
Australia approves controversial Carmichael coal mine
Australian Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt today re-approved Indian coal giant Adani’s unbankable $16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin.