How are polluting industries lobbying against real climate action?
Following a complaint from Corporate Europe Observatory and Food and Water Action Europe, the European Ombudsman has announced an inquiry into the European Commission's creation of the EU Energy Platform Advisory Group during the energy crisis response.
From Rome to Prague, Brussels to London, politicians are welcoming fossil fuel companies as advisers instead of arsonists, failing to recognise their vested interests and their role in creating, prolonging, and profiting from the energy crisis.
More than 100 organisations have joined the Fossil Free Politics call to overhaul our political system to ensure our decision makers work for the public good, not private corporations. This means removing the polluter's grip on our politics, and listen to and act on the solutions from trade unions, anti-poverty networks, social justice, climate groups and others.
Check out the new infographics that accompany the new People over Polluters Declaration from Fossil Free Politics.
Over the past few years, hydrogen has been transformed into a cornerstone of EU energy policy. Yet, oil and gas majors are taking advantage of the EU’s unrealistic targets for green hydrogen in order to sneak fossil-based hydrogen in through the back door.
New infographics by CEO and WeSmellGas expose the dark side of the EU’s hydrogen craze – and the firepower of the corporate giants driving it. The EU is hyping hydrogen as the miracle that will cure our fossil fuel addiction. The truth is dirtier.
50 organisations have signed an open letter to the coordinators of the European Parliament Environment Committee, calling on them to reject the nomination of Dutch fossil fuel ally Wopke Hoekstra as the new Climate Commissioner.
The Consumer Choice Center, a US oil-linked pressure group, is now the subject of a new complaint for untransparent and problematic lobbying.
As the second week of UN climate talks near a close in Bonn, Germany, public-interest civil society groups and rightsholder constituencies secured an overdue victory with the first ever set of requirements for all participants in UNFCCC processes to have to disclose their affiliation prior to participation.
The Big 5 oil and gas majors have brought more than 400 lobbyists to the UN climate talks since the Paris Agreement was signed at COP21.
An unprecedentedly large coalition of politicians from the US Congress and the EU Parliament call for an end to fossil fuel industry influence at the UN climate talks weeks before crucial negotiations.
The IPCC says the world is in the last-chance saloon, yet fossil-gas executives eye deals next week in Vienna at the European Gas Conference. Climate and cost of living activists have other ideas.
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