Big energy has ‘privileged access’ to top EU climate officals, claim campaigners

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 10:03 am | 0 comment

A row has broken out over claims that the vast majority of lobbyists met by the EU’s top two energy and climate officials have been from the fossil fuel sector, big energy firms and heavy industry, since they took office six months ago. Calendar records show that 94% of the EU climate commissioner Miguel Arias […]

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Big Oil: Masters of Deception and Inhumanity

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Last week, the American Petroleum Institute — the primary lobbying group for the oil and gas industry — hit a new low in their use of deceptive advertising. The lobbyists launched a huge advertising campaign throughout the country aimed at stopping the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from doing its job, which is protecting the […]

Limiting global warming to 1.5C is still possible, say scientists

Posted on May 23, 2015 at 10:22 am | 0 comment

Simon Evans It’s still technically possible to limit global warming to below 1.5C this century, according to new research published in Nature Climate Change. Only a small window of opportunity remains open, the study says – and it is closing rapidly. Global carbon pricing or its equivalent should have been implemented already and must certainly […]

The truth behind Peabody’s campaign to rebrand coal as a poverty cure

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 2:22 pm | 0 comment

The story Linda Jing tells in the video is slick and persuasive: she was a girl from a poor village forced to study by candlelight because there was no electricity until coal-fired power plants arrived, transforming her destiny and that of China. “It’s not an easy life,” Jing says, whose school was an old temple. […]

Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF

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Fossil fuel companies are benefitting from global subsidies of $5.3tn (£3.4tn) a year, equivalent to $10m a minute every day, according to a startling new estimate by the International Monetary Fund. The IMF calls the revelation “shocking” and says the figure is an “extremely robust” estimate of the true cost of fossil fuels. The $5.3tn […]