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Is Shell Really Serious About Dealing With Climate Change?

Under Shell’s Sky Scenario, a world is possible where net-zero carbon emissions is achieved by 2070, and global average temperatures are beneath the target of two degrees Celsius. Or in the words of Shell, it “illustrates a technically possible, but challenging pathway for society to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.” It envisions a future where renewable energies are…

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Energy Transformation Key to Achieving Global Emissions Reductions Goals

A global energy transformation is required in order to hold global mean temperature rise below the 2 degrees C climate tipping point, according to IRENA.

The Interior Department is In Bed With the Oil and Gas Industry

President Trump signed an executive order last year promoting energy independence. The day after, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke issued two orders with the intention of implementing Trump’s executive order. They promote the development of energy, including oil and gas, on public lands. Reuters recently reported that oil and gas drillers only bid on a “tiny fraction” of Gulf of Mexico…

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Big Bank Tar Sands Financing More than Doubled in 2017

The world’s biggest banks continue to hasten the coming of extreme climate change by raising financing “extreme fossil fuels” exploration, production, distribution and consumption.

Drill baby, drill. Trump seeks to expand offshore drilling along U.S. coasts

Trump Administration Opens Up U.S. Coasts To Offshore Drilling

“Drill baby drill” is more than a mantra by those that want to increase domestic output of fossil fuels. It is a way of life, as the recent proposal by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to increase offshore drilling on both coasts proves. Zinke’s proposal would make over 90 percent of the acreage within the National Outer Continental…

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Fossil Energy Development and the World Bank

World Bank Group Commits To Phasing Out Financing For Upstream Oil and Gas

Shift the subsidies Public financing helps fossil fuel projects continue. Take the World Bank Group which provided an average of more than $1 billion a year in upstream oil and gas financing from 2014 to 2016, according to Oil Change International. The good news is that after 2019, financing for those projects will no longer come from the WBG, except…

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Opposition continues to all potential routes for Keystone XL pipeline

Nebraska Public Service Commission Approves Alternate Route for Keystone XL Pipeline

The completed route of the Keystone XL pipeline is closer to fruition. The Nebraska Public Service Commission approved an alternate route for the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline project through the state. The Commission approved the alternate route by a three-to-two vote. TransCanada, the company building the pipeline, stated that it is evaluating the decision. “As a result of today’s decision,…

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