The more than 600 fossil fuel lobbyists at the COP27 UN climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, include Russian oligarchs and companies that have been sanctioned in response to the country’s invasion of Ukraine. The Russian delegation as a whole has 33 members with ties to the fossil fuel industry, the second most of any […]
Russia indefinitely cut off delivery of methane-based gas to Europe, Gazprom said Friday. The state-owned energy company blamed the Nord Stream 1 pipeline shutdown on maintenance issues, just hours after the G-7 announced a joint cap on Russian oil prices, itself an effort to reduce Russia revenue from foreign fossil fuel sales. The full shut […]
As the world seeks to respond to an energy crisis prompted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and increasingly dire warnings about runaway climate change, the EU has announced a new plan to get off Russian fossil fuels and speed the transition to renewable energy. The European Commission on Wednesday announced the REPowerEU Plan that would, […]
The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) said Thursday that it would delay implementing a new proposal to consider the climate and environmental justice impacts of new gas projects before approving them. The delay follows pushback from legislators who argued the new policy would make it harder to get natural gas to Europe in the […]
The Russian invasion of Ukraine could lead to a global food crisis, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned. The coronavirus pandemic has already pushed food prices higher, putting strain on developing countries especially. Now, experts worry that the invasion could raise them even further. “My greatest fear is that the conflict continues […]
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has presented world leaders with a conundrum: how to wean Europe off of Russian fossil-fuel products without worsening the climate crisis? To answer this dilemma, environmental advocates have come up with a solution of ramping up U.S. production of heat pumps and sending them overseas. And it appears the Biden administration […]
The U.S. will ban the import of all Russian fossil-fuel products in response to the country’s invasion of Ukraine, President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday.” Today I am announcing the United States is targeting the main artery of Russia’s economy. We’re banning all imports of Russian oil and gas and energy,” Biden said from the White House, as CNN reported.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has demonstrated again that war and energy are inextricably linked. The invasion has so far put a pin in the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany, prompted fossil fuel companies to argue for increased production and led to worrying attacks on nuclear power plants. Now, oil and gas […]