Europe must close its doors to tar sands if it is to avoid climate catastrophe, say European and Canadian environmental organisations in a new report published today. As the international climate talks in Paris continue, the new Canadian government continues to back the tar sands, which will undermine global efforts to tackle climate change.
Chevron, EDF and BNP-Paribas have been awarded Pinocchio Climate Awards today for their roles in undermining climate action and harming local communities. The winners, announced at a ceremony in Paris after a month of public voting, include two sponsors of the COP21 international climate talks.
Two thirds of Europe's oil refineries are ready to process ultra-high carbon tar sands, one of the most environmentally devastating fuels in production, according to a comprehensive report on Europe's refining industry released today.
Today, led by Nigerian activists, social justice campaigners from around the world will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight more Ogonis at the hands of the Nigerian dictatorship of Sani Abacha.
Known around the world for his struggle with oil giant Shell, Ken Saro-Wiwa is now a figure acclaimed globally for showing how people power can win over polluting corporate giants and dirty energy.
US President Obama today denied Canadian oil company TransCanada permission to construct the Keystone XL pipeline.
The controversial pipeline would have bisected the United States carrying the world's dirtiest oil from Canada's tar sands.
The president cited the pipeline's projected contribution to climate change in deeming it not in the national interest. The decision comes just weeks ahead of global climate talks in Paris.
Citizens in the Czech Republic have been spared the worst of plans for new coal this week, although the Czech government went back on its word to block the outright expansion of two mines in the north of the country.
French energy giant Engie this week announced it will stop investing in coal in a victory for Les Amis de la Terre/Friends of the Earth France and its campaign against Engie's dirty energy investments.
The victory comes days after last saw community activists around Europe and the world target dirty, undemocratic energy system with coordinated action as part of 'Reclaim Power'.
EU guidelines on how member states carry out shale gas exploration and production are failing to protect the environment and the health of citizens, a new report has found.
On the occasion of the fourth year commemoration of the release of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Assessment of Ogoniland, Environmental Rights Action / Friends of the Earth Nigeria and other groups have called on the administration of General Muhammadu Buhari to tackle the myriad environmental challenges besetting the Niger Delta.
The S.O.S. Adriatic coalition – which includes Zelena Akcija/Friends of the Earth Croatia – today welcomed the decision of Marathon Oil and OMV to withdraw from the exploration and exploitation of oil and gas in the Adriatic.
The Croatian government announced plans to open up the Adriatic to oil drilling earlier in the year, with initial plans to sign contracts with five oil companies. Marathon Oil and OMV together held the largest number of Adriatic drilling concessions.