To Meet Paris Accord Goal, Most of the World’s Fossil Fuel Reserves Must Stay in the Ground. A new study in Nature reports that oil, gas and coal production must begin falling immediately to have even a 50 percent chance of keeping global temperatures from rising more than 1.5 degrees.
Inside Climate News 8th Sept 2021 read more »
Jamie Henn, a co-founder of the climate group 350.org, had for a long time noticed a gap in climate advocacy that many had overlooked: while the fossil fuel industry pours money into ad campaigns, much of the climate movement simply doesn’t have the resources to do that work. Inspired to change that, Henn launched Fossil Free Media to give public relations and communications support to grassroots groups taking on the fossil fuel industry and campaigning for climate justice. Fossil Free Media is also trying to change the wider PR and advertising industry through its Clean Creatives campaign, pressuring agencies to break their ties with the fossil fuel industry.
Guardian 11th Sept 2021 read more »
North Sea oil and gas producers have been warned that they should use profits generated by steadily rising prices to speed up the decarbonisation of their businesses. Edinburgh-based global energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie said the current “oil price windfall”, which despite the economic impact of Covid-19 has seen the price of a barrel of Brent almost double since last year, had given producers a “golden opportunity” to invest more in renewables. The Wood Mackenzie Corporate Service report estimated the world’s oil majors will allocate around 15 per cent of their 2021 investment budget to renewables but said they needed to spend more.
Times 12th Sept 2021 read more »