fossil fuels

Emissions from Coal Flatten But Don’t Reflect Planned Increases in Use

The 2016 Global Carbon Project’s annual analysis of carbon emissions showed that contributions from coal declined by 0.28 percent during the last year.…

Fossil Fuel Companies Pack Rooms at COP22

The Sierra Club and ExxonMobil are granted the same privileges under the rules governing the U.N.’s international climate change negotiations. This presents a…

U.S., Canada, Mexico Make Bold Commitments to 2050 GHG Emissions Reductions

As the COP22 talks continue, the U.S., Canada and Mexico announced ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2050. Those plans were preceded earlier…

Fossil Fuel Companies Enjoy Unprecedented Access to Climate Talks

Fossil fuel companies are walking the floors and attending key meetings at COP22 through accredited trade associations. The conflict of interest is obvious,…

RAN: Texas Rio Grande Valley Under Threat from Natural Gas

According to Rainforest Action Network, liquefied natural gas terminals proposed in southern Texas cities such as Brownsville pose a long-term threat to both…

France Reverses Course and Nixes Carbon Tax Proposal

France's government scuttled plans to include a carbon tax in its fiscal year 2016 budget. The sudden decision comes at a time when…

Climate Week NYC Sponsored by Banks Financing Fossil Fuel Projects

Three large banks with heavy investments in fossil fuels are sponsoring Climate Week NYC this year, according to a group of NGOs.

SEC Investigates ExxonMobil As Climate Science Witch Hunt Continues in Congress

The SEC says ExxonMobil failed to effectively communicate financial and climate risk data to shareholders, and it plans to investigate further. Meanwhile, a…

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Accuses Pipeline Workers of ‘Desecrating’ Burial Sites to Stop Protests

On Saturday, several hundred protesters streamed over wire fences to stop the desecration of Native American burial sites by an oil company's bulldozers.…

Insurers to G-20: Stop Fossil Fuel Subsidies

In an open letter, top insurance companies ask G-20 leaders to phase-out all fossil fuel subsidies by 2020. And that's not all.

Congressional Climate Witch Hunt Reaches an Impasse

350.org’s outside counsel requested a meeting with the Congressional Science Committee last month to discuss Lamar Smith's subpoenas and issues related to climate…

Climate Science Witch Hunt Continues in Congress, NGOs Push Back Hard

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) is leading what NGOs call a McCarthyite investigation of government agencies, state attorneys general and, now, nonprofits. These…

Report: Energy Companies Hugely Underestimate Risks to Investors

Carbon Tracker called out the energy industry for lagging in filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission. By submitting the same boilerplate risk…

China Accused of Rapidly Building Coal Plants, Despite Climate Promises

China is on pace to open one new coal-fired plant a week until 2020, says Greenpeace, despite its promises to boost renewables and…

The Myths Oil Companies Use to Resist Climate Action in California

While it cannot be denied that money talks, it doesn’t always tell the truth. The Natural Resources Defense Council fact-checked a key fossil…