Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with Guyana’s president, Mohamed Irfaan Ali, Sept. 18. Pompeo is the first U.S. secretary of state to visit the tiny South American country.
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Tiny Guyana hoped to see unprecedented wealth this year as ExxonMobil's offshore wells began pumping out crude. Instead, it got a pandemic and political strife. Other oil states are struggling, too.
Protesters rally to have Colorado’s then-incoming governor put an up-to-nine-month moratorium on oil and gas development.
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Millions of dollars are spent every election by corporations that want to influence state regulations and policies, and that's likely to continue in the upcoming election.
BHP has voted to stay in the Minerals Council of Australia.
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Despite voting to remain a member of an Australian coal lobby group, there are growing divisions between fossil fuel extractors and the larger energy industry.
A rig off the coast of Cyprus explores the region’s gas potential.
Russia's influential position as Europe's main supplier of natural gas is under threat from new discoveries.
Melting glaciers threaten the village of Huaraz, Peru.
As the impacts of climate change escalate, bankruptcies and other corporate financial woes are likely to only increase.
The discovery of oil can make or break a country’s economy.
With ExxonMobil set to begin oil production in Guyana next year, this tiny South American country will soon become unthinkably rich. But neighboring Venezuela shows how an oil boom can go bust.
Wind power can create jobs for workers like these while cutting carbon pollution.
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There are ways to reduce the risk of protests like France's yellow vests movement.
No industry should be considered too big to fail, including the auto industry.
Ensuring no industry becomes too big to fail can be achieved by changing the way companies are run. The aim is to develop a sustainable model for corporations.
The biggest U.S. oil company wants to pay every American a dividend.
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Exxon Mobil has a clear motive to back a new plan to tax carbon with its clout and money. And a carbon tax that is high enough to work might prove politically impossible to enact.
Former EPA chief Scott Pruitt, second from left, conferring with auto industry leaders.
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The environmental responsibility some businesses say they embrace is only a veneer.
Superstorm Sandy wrecked these Rhode Island cottages in 2012.
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There are precedents for trying to make the industries responsible for climate change foot the bill for adapting to a changed climate.
James Hansen testified to Congress in 1988 that warming was caused by pollution and that ‘it is time to stop waffling so much.’
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A scholar of climate misinformation campaigns explains how, in part, the large gap in public opinion on global warming emerged since a scientist's landmark clarion call for action.
Oil companies are pushing the world to believe they are the solution to, not the cause of, climate change.
Protesters have sought for years to force Exxon Mobil to disclose the risks it faces due to climate change and to do more to minimize them.
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The oil giant is bowing to pressure exerted by shareholders and the authorities as it tries to catch up with its competitors.
Oilsands workers, hard hit by the oil price slump, are being retrained in renewables by Iron & Earth.
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Do all fossil fuel workers want their current jobs protected? Research in the field suggests not.
Guyana, a former British colony on the north shore of South America, may soon supplant Trinidad and Tobago as the Caribbean region’s biggest oil producer.
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Guyana is on the verge of an oil bonanza that could bring in US$1 million a day. But if it's not careful, this poor nation – population 750,000 – could fall prey to the dreaded 'resource curse.'
Exxon funded climate scientists while the bulk of its public-facing advertorials argued the science and cause of climate change was uncertain.
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A new study confirms what many already know: Exxon for years sowed uncertainty and doubt about climate change in the public. Should scientists reject certain funding sources?
We need to get noticed.
Once investors put their shoulders to the wheel, everything changes.
The Big Three.
Together, three asset managers now control shares in 40% of all publicly listed firms in the United States.
US President Donald Trump this week signed an executive order on “energy independence”. The order rescinds key elements of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan. Trump’s order lifts requirements…