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Oil Companies Gambling Billions of Dollars Ignoring Realities of a Carbon Constrained World

Companies like Shell Oil really need to give their eyes a rub and see that a world with serious constraints on greenhouse gas emissions is not a possible future, but an eventual reality.Right now, oil companies are investing billions in long term...

Posted July 14, 2014    

Survey Lists the Best and Worst Financial Funds When it Comes to Climate Change Risk

Is your pension fund or insurance company a leader or laggard when it comes to avoiding risky bets on the future impacts of climate change?A new survey released recentlyfinds that many major institutional investors, like retirement funds and...

Posted December 13, 2013    

Carbon Capture and Storage is Coal's Pipe-Dream

A new study released recently at the UN climate conference underway in Warsaw, Poland finds that new coal plants cannot be built if we are to keep global warming below the 2° Celsius threshold.That is, unless the coal industry can deploy commercial-...

Posted November 20, 2013    

Report: Less Than 1 Percent of Tar Sands Infractions Penalized

A new report finds that enforcement of environmental infractions by companies in the Alberta oil sands are 17 times lower than similar infractions reported to the United State's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).The report [pdf],...

Posted July 24, 2013    

Major Norwegian Pension Fund Drops Tar Sands Investments

Citizens and community leaders converging this weekend in Northern Alberta for the annual "Tar Sands Healing Walk" will likely be quite happy with news that another major European financial institution is dropping their investments in Canada's tar...

Posted July 7, 2013    

10 Reasons Canada Needs to Rethink the Tar Sands

Canada’s right-wing Prime Minister is in New York trying to convince lawmakers that the tar sands are okay, and that the Keystone XL pipeline should go ahead.At the same time, Canada’s environment minister is in London trying to convince politicians...

Posted May 17, 2013    

Are Fossil Fuel Companies Pouring Money Down the Drain?

Despite an international agreement to reduce emissions from carbon-intensive sources, oil and coal companies continue to pour hundreds of billions of dollars a year into finding new fossil fuel deposits containing enough carbon to more than double...

Posted April 27, 2013    

Election in British Columbia Has Global Energy Implications

With the third largest proven reserves of oil in the world, and limited means of shipping that oil to foreign markets, there has been a major push to expand pipeline capacity to Canada's coasts and on one of those coasts, running the length of...

Posted April 24, 2013    

New Pipeline Spill in Texas

While clean up continues on the Exxon oil spill in Arkansas, another oil pipeline has been reported - this time in Houston, Texas.The Shell Oil owned pipeline burst was detected Friday by the US National Response Center and has dumped an...

Posted April 9, 2013    

Aussie Climate Change Commission: 'Energetic Climate' will Wreak Havoc Down Under

Record heatwaves, droughts, bushfires, rainfall, coastal erosion can all be expected in Australia in the near-term, reports the country's Climate Commission. According to this esteemed group of climate scientists, the increased extreme weather...

Posted April 3, 2013    

Keystone XL: John Kerry and His Canadian Counterpart

Newly appointed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with his Canadian counterpart, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird. In any such bilateral meeting, it is paramount that each participant trust the words of their counterpart. After all,...

Posted February 10, 2013