Posts Tagged ‘Fossil fuels’

NZs coal use increases against all global warnings

Monday, July 26th, 2021

New Zealand’s coal use is increasing – even though it’s considered the planet’s worst, most polluting fossil fuel. Coal emits about 30 percent more carbon dioxide than the next worst fossil fuels, diesel and petrol. MBIE’s Quarterly Energy Statistics  say between January and March this year New Zealand used the same amount of coal to Read more

Removing the stain of climate change from washing products

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

There’s a train coming and we’re all on the tracks. We know it’s coming, everybody’s talking about the train and how much it’s going to hurt when it arrives. But no one’s actually doing anything to stop it, or even slow it down. That’s how facing down climate change can often feel. Governments convene, agree Read more

Anger as Church of Scotland decides not to divest from fossil fuels

Monday, May 27th, 2019

More than 70 Church of Scotland delegates – including the outgoing moderator the Very Rev Susan Brown – have formally lodged their frustration at the decision of its general assembly not to divest from fossil fuels, with advocates describing Wednesday’s vote as “an embarrassing abdication of moral leadership”. Although the general assembly voted to “recognise Read more

Pope’s Climate Warning to Oil-Gas Executives: ‘There is No Time to Lose’

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Challenging world oil executives to recognise the urgent environmental need to quickly transition from fossil fuel extraction and burning, to clean energy production, Pope Francis called them to take to heart that “Civilization requires energy, but energy must not destroy civilization.” Gathering the heads of some of the world’s largest oil and gas corporations – Read more

Dozens of Catholic institutions divest fossil fuels

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

The Global Catholic Climate Movement says fossil fuels are no longer included in 40 Catholic institutions’ financial portfolios. The institutions which have joined a global faith-based environmental movement located on five continents include the Franciscan convent in Assisi, the Belgian bishops’ conference, the Archdiocese of Cape Town, Newman University in the UK and two major Read more

Catholics agencies remove fossil fuels from investment portfolios

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Numerous Catholic organisations are divesting fossil fuels from their share portfolios. They want to show the world it is not okay to keep polluting the environment. As an example, nine Italian organisations divested from fossil fuel corporations in time to send a message to the G7 summit being held today and tomorrow in Taormina, Sicily. Read more

Fossil fuel investments go from over 300 Catholic portfolios

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Fossil fuel investments are officially off numerous Catholic groups’ financial portfolio lists. Catholic groups around the globe are divesting their financial interests in fossil fuels. Their decision came hours before the European Union voted to ratify the Paris Agreement. The Agreement sets up the global accord to address climate change to enter into force. Divestment Read more

Vatican Bank officers linked to fossil fuel industry

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Vatican Bank board members  have been called out by Greenpeace because of their links to the fossil fuel sector. According to a Greenpeace Energydesk investigation, Vatican Bank board member Sir Michael Hintze is the chief executive of the private hedge fund CQS Cayman, registered on the Cayman islands. The fund holds stocks worth $8.3 million Read more

Rising sea levels — only 160,000 people so who gives a damn?

Friday, March 11th, 2016

The Pacific Island nations often cited as the most likely to disappear because of rising sea levels include Kiribati, the Marshall Islands and Tuvalu. Kiribati has a population of just over 100,000. The Marshall Islands about 52,000. And Tuvalu close to 10,000. The problem for small Pacific Island nations is that on a world scale Read more

Vatican shuffles feet on fossil fuel divestment

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

The Vatican may consider, but is not committed to, divesting its holdings in fossil fuels, an official has indicated. That is despite Pope Francis’s call in his encyclical Laudato Si’ for bold action to fight climate change and global warming, The Guardian reported. At a press conference on July 1, Flaminia Giovanelli from the Pontifical Read more