fossil fuels

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…

Report: The U.S. Has More Oil Than Saudi Arabia or Russia

According to a Norwegian energy consultancy, the U.S. edges out Russia by just over 3 percent and holds the mantle of having the…

Study: Big Banks Pour Billions Into ‘Extreme’ Fossil Fuels

The world’s largest banks are the bankers to fossil fuel companies, providing them with hundreds of billions of dollars, a recent report finds.…

USDA BioPreferred Program Spurs Economic Growth

The bio-based product industry is growing. And the USDA's BioPreferred Program is working to promote the benefits of a sustainable bio-based product industry…

Map Shows Where Fossil Fuels Should Stay in the Ground

We know that we need to keep the vast majority of fossil fuels in the ground in order to limit global warming to…

ExxonMobil, Chevron Reject Climate Resolutions at AGMs

ExxonMobil and Chevron shot down every climate-related shareholder resolution put forth at their annual general meetings on Wednesday. But some came closer to…

5 Ways Your Personal Investments Can Help Solve Climate Change

Institutional investors now have over $3 trillion in fossil-free assets under management. But until recently, it hasn’t been clear how everyday individual investors…