Tag: Oil

Tories received £1.3m from fossil fuel interests and climate sceptics since 2019

Gifts and donations were from oil companies, airports, petrostates and climate-sceptic thinktanks The Conservative party and its MPs have registered £1.3m in gifts and donations from climate sceptics and fossil fuel interests since the 2019 general election, an investigation by the Guardian can reveal. Oil companies, petrostates, airports and businesses linked with Russian energy tycoons […]

By pushing for more oil production, the US is killing its climate pledges | Adam Tooze

If Joe Biden is serious about tackling the climate crisis he must use his country’s leverage to curb fossil fuels, not boost them The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has driven home just how dangerous the climate crisis is. Faced with this unprecedented and unique challenge, the central question is: can we […]

Liberal MPs call for government to deny permit renewal that would allow drilling off NSW coastline

The license will allow gas and oil exploration off the coastline between Sydney and Newcastle Moderate Liberal MPs are leading calls for the Morrison government not to renew a license that would permit gas exploration off the coastline between Sydney and Newcastle. Labor and the Greens, who also oppose renewing the Petroleum Exploration Permit (Pep) […]

BlackRock votes against 49 companies for lack of climate crisis progress

World’s largest asset manager reveals votes against directors on environment issues BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has disclosed that in the past year it has voted 55 times against directors at 49 companies for failing to make progress on tackling the climate crisis. The firm announced its sustainability focus in January, when it said […]

Revealed: oil giants help fund powerful police groups in top US cities

Investigation portrays fossil fuel industry as common enemy in struggle for racial and environmental justice in America Big corporations accused of driving environmental and health inequalities in black and brown communities through toxic and climate-changing pollution are also funding powerful police groups in major US cities, according to a new investigation. Related: Trump is using […]