Why are the oil companies complaining?

Posted by Richardg — 18 April 2011 at 4:41pm - Comments
Cairn's tugs drag icebergs out the way of its Arctic oil drilling rig
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Cairn's tugs drag icebergs out the way of its Arctic oil drilling rig

Ever since last month’s Budget, oil companies have been complaining about George Osborne’s tax on North Sea oil and gas. Yet many have just announced record profits - boosted considerably by current sky-high oil prices. What do they take us for?

The Yes Men: sometimes it takes a lie...

Posted by jossc — 4 August 2009 at 12:01pm - Comments

Yay - the Yes Men have a new documentary out! The anti-corporate activists, who specialise in posing as top executives of corporations they hate on TV and at business conferences around the globe, hit the big screen later this week with "The Yes Men Fix the World".

Exxon admits climate change denial is a problem

Posted by jamie — 29 May 2008 at 10:25am - Comments

It's long been known that energy giant ExxonMobil has been pumping money into organisations and think tanks which have spread confusion and doubt about climate change. Our own ExxonSecrets project has been exposing the links between the company and these outspoken bodies for several years.

Solving the oil crisis: "We need something like whales, but infinitely more abundant"

Posted by bex — 15 June 2007 at 3:47pm - Comments

Exxon's PR campaign (which seems to run along the lines of "we may fund climate change deniers and oppose Kyoto but we're quite nice really") suffered a slight setback yesterday, when 300 people from the oil industry apparently believed that Exxon's newest fossil fuel was made out of human flesh - belonging to the victims of climate change.

Exxon: still pumping out lies

Posted by bex — 18 May 2007 at 6:05pm - Comments

Exxon is still lying

Well, despite Exxon's protestations of squeaky-cleanness earlier this year, it looks like climate change skeptics can rest easy in their beds; climate change denial is going to be a lucrative industry for a while yet.

The Sound and our fury

Posted by bex — 17 March 2004 at 9:00am - Comments
An otter affected by the Exxon Valdex oil spill

An otter affected by the Exxon Valdex oil spill

Kyoto dead... Don't hold your breath!

Posted by bex — 5 January 2004 at 9:00am - Comments
international climate talks 2001

international climate talks 2001

The latest round of international discussions about global warming concluded in Milan, Italy on 12th December. Sadly, the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP9) again failed to ratify the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, prompting critics to write it off for the umpteenth time.

In the past ten years, it has been almost impossible to count the number of times that the Kyoto Protocol has been declared 'dead'.

Daily update COP6

Posted by bex — 18 July 2001 at 8:00am - Comments
Volunteers occupy tanker- Italy

Volunteers occupy tanker- Italy

Update: 18th July , 2001

Much buoyed by the ongoing occupation of the Exxon tanker near Genoa, our delegation spread out early this morning across the conference center, gathering information and position papers, and focussing on the details of the negotiations for their assigned groups.

Today is the last day that substantive progress can be made before the ministers start the political negotiations in earnest tomorrow.

Daily update COP6

Posted by bex — 17 July 2001 at 8:00am - Comments
walrus on iceflow

walrus on iceflow

Update: 17th July , 2001

The big news at the conference today was Japanese Environment Minister Kawaguchi's press conference where she confirmed that Japan was here to negotiate seriously, and had a mandate to come to an agreement. We also understand that Japanese press is reporting the Prime Minister Koizumi has withdrawn his statements from over the weekend about no agreement in Bonn. It is clear that Japan is responding to public and political pressure from around the world. Unfortunately, inside the negotiations, they're backtracking and appear to be trying to wreck the negotiations - we'll keep you updated.

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