Royal Dutch Shell is leaving one of the largest US oil industry groups because of differences over climate policy, underlining the pressure big energy companies face from investors to ensure any lobbying matches their goals on carbon emissions. From next year Shell will not renew its membership of American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, a trade association that represents nearly 300 US oil refiners and chemicals producers, in part because of the group’s opposition to a carbon tax or other prices on greenhouse gas emissions.
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Organisers of the Edinburgh Science Festival are to impose a blanket ban on sponsorship deals with fossil fuel companies – claiming the oil and gas sector is “not moving fast enough” to meet climate change targets.
Scotsman 3rd April 2019 read more »