Cambridge University Agrees to Explore Fossil Fuel Divestment Plan

The former archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has welcomed an “urgent change” by Cambridge University, after it agreed to provide fully costed plans setting out how it could divest multibillion-pound endowments from fossil fuel corporations. The university’s management accepted a motion, known as a grace, which urged Cambridge to “set …

UK Offshore Oil and Gas Production up by a Fifth over past Five Years

UK offshore oil and gas production has increased by a fifth over the past five years, following 14 years of decline. That’s according to a new report from Oil and Gas UK (OGUK), which suggests momentum is again building around exploration activity, with up to 15 exploration wells expected in …

Oil and Gas Giants Agree Target to Cut Methane Emissions

They aim to reduce emissions from upstream operations to below 0.25% by 2025. Thirteen of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies have agreed a first collective target to reduce methane emissions. They have announced a goal to cut methane intensity from their upstream oil and gas operations to below 0.25% by 2025. …

EU Investigates BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen over Emissions Collusion Allegations

The carmakers allegedly held meetings where they discussed clean technologies to limit harmful car exhaust emissions. The technologies aim to make passenger cars less damaging to the environment The Commission will assess if the companies colluded to limit the development and rollout of certain emissions control systems It aims to …

50% of Industrial Climate Change Emissions Tied to Fossil Fuel Companies

The Rocky Mountain Institute recently released a report titled Decarbonization Pathways for Mines: A Headlamp in the Darkness, in which it was stated that in 2015, half of worldwide industrial greenhouse gas emissions came from 50 companies working in fossil-fuel industries. (This statement was a reference to a previously published …

Church of England Threatens to Withdraw Investment from Oil and Gas

The Church of England has voted in favour of withdrawing investment from companies that aren’t doing enough to tackle climate change. The General Synod, the decision-making body for the Church, said it broadly supported its ongoing strategy of engaging with companies “rather than prematurely disinvesting for them”. However, it added …