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  • Oil Companies Are Doing Great, Thanks For Asking

    Oil Companies Are Doing Great, Thanks For Asking

    Several oil giants released their capital expenditure budgets for the year ahead this week, including Exxon Mobil and Chevron, the U.S.’s two biggest oil companies. The budgets are an interesting insight into how the industry is going to move forward with the spoils of their banner year — and as the clock increasingly ticks down…


  • How Oil & Gas Funding Distorts Energy Research

    How Oil & Gas Funding Distorts Energy Research

    Journalists like me often seek out academics for comment and insight on stories related to the energy transition, since these professors have often done in-depth research into various fuel sources and their impacts. The hope is that these sources are relatively unbiased; their loyalty is to the data. But a study published Thursday in Nature…


  • Rich Countries Keep Funding Our Demise

    Rich Countries Keep Funding Our Demise

    The most powerful countries in the world keep ratcheting up public funding for fossil fuel projects and increasing emissions — despite the fact that continued investment in dirty fuels could push us beyond the warming targets laid out in the Paris Agreement.