Fossil fuel companies have worked for decades to shape attitudes and undermine science. The crisis dictates that they must now be confrontedThe huge differences in the voting records of MPs on climate issues, revealed in the Guardian’s rankings today, …Read more
Projected production surge in next 12 years to be led by Shell despite climate crisisVideo: why we need political action to rein in the fossil fuel industryTimeline: Half a century of dither and denialThe world’s 50 biggest oil companies are poised to …Read more
New data shows how fossil fuel companies have driven climate crisis despite industry knowing dangersThe Guardian today reveals the 20 fossil fuel companies whose relentless exploitation of the world’s oil, gas and coal reserves can be directly linked t…Read more
BP, Shell and Chevron representatives will be at event on sidelines of UN climate summitOil and gas executives are holding an exclusive invitation-only forum with environmentalists and government representatives on the sidelines of the UN climate summi…Read more
Exclusive: Senior official says pursuit of resources groups over offshore projects has brought forward tax revenue by a decadeThe Australian Taxation Office has hit the British-Dutch oil giant Shell with a bill estimated at $755m as it continues to pur…Read more
Ad campaigns hide investment in a huge expansion of oil and gas extraction, says InfluenceMapThe largest five stock market listed oil and gas companies spend nearly $200m (£153m) a year lobbying to delay, control or block policies to tackle climate cha…Read more
Company is among energy firms being urged to set goals in line with Paris agreement BP, Chevron and ExxonMobil face a shareholder challenge to set carbon targets in line with the Paris climate agreement, as a green group seeks to repeat its success in …Read more
Mayor Bill de Blasio: ‘It’s up to the fossil fuel companies whose greed put us in this position to shoulder the cost of making New York safer and more resilient’
New York City is seeking to lead the assault on both climate change and the Trump administration with a plan to divest $5bn from fossil fuels and sue the world’s most powerful oil companies over their contribution to dangerous global warming.Read more
As a trio of lawsuits claim compensation for sea rises resulting from fossil fuel emissions, campaigners say carbon majors must change their business models
Three Californian communities have launched legal action against some of the world’s biggest oil, gas and coal companies, seeking compensation for the current and future costs of adapting to sea level rises linked to climate change.
San Mateo and Marin Counties, coastal communities in northern California, and Imperial Beach, a city in San Diego County, have filed complaints against 37 “carbon majors”, including Shell, Chevron, Statoil, Exxon and Total.Read more
A relatively small number or fossil fuel producers and their investors could hold the key to tackling climate change
Just 100 companies are the source of more than 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions since 1988, according to a new report.
The Carbon Majors Report “pinpoints how a relatively small set of fossil fuel producers may hold the key to systemic change on carbon emissions,” says Pedro Faria, technical director at environmental non-profit CDP, which published the report in collaboration with the Climate Accountability Institute.Read more