Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Energy watchdog accused of stalling action to tackle climate crisis

The energy regulator has been accused by Scottish Power of hindering the UK’s electric vehicle rollout due to its “colossal disconnect” with Britain’s...

Banks warned over Saudi Aramco by environmental groups

Environmental groups have warned the banks linked to Saudi Aramco’s planned market float that they risk financing the destruction of the planet by...

Concerns as EU bank balks at plan to halt fossil fuel investments

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has balked at a proposal to halt new investments in fossil fuels, raising concerns that Germany and other...

Ofgem proposes cutting Hinkley Point funding by £80m

The UK’s energy regulator has proposed cutting funding by £80m for the project that links the new Hinkley Point C nuclear reactor to...

Revealed: Cameron and May lobbied Bahrain royals for Tory donor's oil firm

Two former Conservative prime ministers lobbied a Middle Eastern royal family to award a multi-billion dollar oil contract to a company headed by...

Protecting the planet for future generations | Letters

The protests led by Extinction Rebellion remind us that there are more pressing problems than Britain’s withdrawal from the EU (Of course these...

Cuadrilla says it is not planning to abandon fracking in Lancashire

Cuadrilla is not abandoning its fracking ambitions in Lancashire and still plans to apply for an extension to its shale gas campaign, the...

How do we rein in the fossil fuel industry? Here are eight ideas

Put climate on the ballot paper Individual actions, such as flying less or buying electric cars, are helpful, but they will be futile without...

Rise of renewables may see off oil firms decades earlier than they think

The world’s rising reliance on fossil fuels may come to an end decades earlier than the most polluting companies predict, offering early signs...

Indigenous Mapuche pay high price for Argentina's fracking dream

The roar of the burning gas well could be heard almost a mile and a half away, from atop the high plateau where...

Renewable electricity overtakes fossil fuels in UK for first time

Renewable energy sources provided more electricity to UK homes and businesses than fossil fuels for the first time over the last quarter, according...

Top investment banks provide billions to expand fossil fuel industry

The world’s largest investment banks have provided more than $700bn of financing for the fossil fuel companies most aggressively expanding in new coal,...

Firms ignoring climate crisis will go bankrupt, says Mark Carney

Companies and industries that are not moving towards zero-carbon emissions will be punished by investors and go bankrupt, the governor of the Bank...

Phantom debts that have come to haunt energy customers

Last month Michael Jennings received a text and a final statement, both on the same day, informing him that his dual-fuel account was...

Fossil fuel bosses must change or be voted out, says asset manager

The world’s biggest fossil fuel companies must take action on climate change or their directors could face being voted out of their jobs,...

Why are asset managers investing in fossil fuel companies?

What is an asset manager? Asset managers invest other people’s money with the aim of growing their client’s wealth and protecting them from financial...

UK set to miss carbon emissions goal

The UK will miss its new goal to cut carbon emission to “net zero” by 2050 unless it takes “urgent” action to change...

Will a push for plastics turn Appalachia into next ‘Cancer Alley’?

Construction cranes climb into the sky and sprawl across the massive petrochemical facility that will turn a byproduct of fracked gas into plastic...

Political polarisation over climate crisis has surged under Trump

Donald Trump’s presidency has ushered in an era of unprecedented polarisation between Republican and Democrat lawmakers when it comes to voting on measures...

National Grid warns on gas supply in no-deal Brexit

National Grid has for the first time raised the prospect that the UK could be cut off from gas supplies from mainland Europe...

Where the blame lies for the climate crisis | Letters

Your article (Revealed: the 20 firms behind a third of all global carbon emissions, 10 October) highlights the biggest polluters and contributors to...

Britain will have 'enough gas for first winter outside EU'

Britain will be able to keep its lights on and homes warm through the winter even if imports of European electricity and gas...

How vested interests tried to turn the world against climate science

In 1998 a public relations consultant called Joe Walker wrote to the American Petroleum Institute (API), a trade association representing major fossil fuel...

Fires, explosions and toxic releases: Front Range residents fight fracking boom

For Barb Binder, the bad news arrived with a knock on the door. That’s when she learned from a local activist that a...

Oil firms to pour extra 7m barrels per day into markets, data shows

The world’s 50 biggest oil companies are poised to flood markets with an additional 7m barrels per day over the next decade, despite...

Fossil fuel firms' social media fightback against climate action

Oil and gas companies are spending millions of dollars on campaigns to fight climate regulations at the same time as touting their dedication...

Corbyn and Sanders vow to crack down on fossil fuel firms

Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic have pledged to crack down on fossil fuel companies in light of the Guardian’s investigation revealing...

The big polluters’ masterstroke was to blame the climate crisis on you and me...

Let’s stop calling this the Sixth Great Extinction. Let’s start calling it what it is: the “first great extermination”. A recent essay by...

BP chief says targeting gas could hurt efforts to lower carbon emissions

BP’s chief executive said the anti fossil-fuel movement is targeting gas, as well as coal and oil, which could hinder the world’s ambitions...

Revealed: the 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions

The Guardian today reveals the 20 fossil fuel companies whose relentless exploitation of the world’s oil, gas and coal reserves can be directly...