Fossil fuels

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Outrage as Italy faces multimillion pound damages to UK oil firm
Secretive tribunals allow fossil fuel companies to sue governments for passing laws to protect environment

Josephine Moulds

25, Jul, 2021 @12:18 PM

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Plans of four G20 states are threat to global climate pledge, warn scientists
‘Disastrous’ energy policies of China, Russia, Brazil and Australia could stoke 5C rise in temperatures if adopted by the rest of the world

Robin McKie, Toby Helm & Fiona Harvey

25, Jul, 2021 @7:45 AM

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UK faces legal action over North Sea oilfield exploration plans
Greenpeace threatens to take government to court as approval risk undermining climate targets

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

22, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Australia’s reliance on gas exports questioned as Japan winds down fossil fuel power
Government urged to speed up transition to green energy as Australia’s biggest market shifts away from LNG and coal

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

22, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Airlines need to do more than plant trees to hit net zero, MPs told
Climate Change Committee head says firms must invest in ‘scaleable’ offsets such as carbon capture

Sandra Laville

22, Jul, 2021 @2:37 PM

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New Hope mining company referred to Asic, accused of misleading investors over future of coal
Investor action group Market Forces says coal company is ‘building a financial house of cards’ by telling shareholders coal will remain ‘significant’ in energy mix

Ben Smee

21, Jul, 2021 @4:20 AM

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Oil giant Shell set to appeal against ruling on carbon emissions
Company hopes to get Dutch court ruling overturned which called for it to cut emissions faster

Jillian Ambrose

20, Jul, 2021 @3:42 PM

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John Kerry: world leaders must step up to avoid worst impacts of climate crisis
US envoy uses landmark speech in London to make impassioned plea for unified global effort

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

20, Jul, 2021 @2:00 PM

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‘Reckless’: G20 states subsidised fossil fuels by $3tn since 2015, says report
Support for coal, oil and gas remains high despite pledges to tackle climate crisis

Damian Carrington Environment editor

20, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘A shocking failure’: Chevron criticised for missing carbon capture target at WA gas project
The Western Australian environment minister is seeking an explanation after the energy company fell short of its five-year target

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

19, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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How a powerful US lobby group helps big oil to block climate action
The American Petroleum Institute receives millions from oil companies – and works behinds the scenes to stall or weaken legislation

Chris McGreal

19, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Barnaby Joyce says Nationals won’t commit to net zero carbon emissions without seeing ‘menu’
Deputy PM says push towards 2050 target is like being served ‘sautéed gherkins and sashimi tadpoles’ at a restaurant

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

18, Jul, 2021 @3:26 AM

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