“It seems inevitable that the energy transition will spell the end of the fossil fuel industry’s traditionally growth-focused business model, which has already started to fail. The reduced usage of fossil fuels necessitated by any Paris-aligned temperature target is...
According to a RethinkX report from October 2020, "We are on the cusp of the fastest, deepest, most profound disruption of the energy sector in over a century." 100% solar, wind and batteries is just the beginning of a...
In Blowout, Rachel Maddow describes Big Oil as "the most destructive industry on earth." She tells "alarming stories about the impact of the oil and gas industry on the world today." We have one of those stories unfolding right...
A few days ahead of the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement, 18 NGOs released Five Years Lost - How Finance is Blowing the Carbon Budget. The report highlights 12 of the most devastating fossil fuel projects that are...
Canada's  Energy Future 2020 report—EF2020—could not be clearer. “Achieving net-zero (greenhouse gas) emissions by 2050 will require an accelerated pace of transition away from fossil fuels,” notes the report. Building more pipelines does the exact opposite. And yet, Prime...
Natural gas is not the bridge to a clean energy future that fossil fuel companies and governments would have us believe. Natural gas is a bridge to nowhere. This post features a recent media release by Cathy Orlando (Canadian...
"Canada’s top ten pension funds alone manage over $1.5 trillion. How these funds invest your retirement dollars is a major factor in how quickly we can transition to a low-carbon economy while growing your pension in a warming world....
This post features a wide-ranging collection of five positive developments—things to feel good about—at a time when our world is undergoing the most tumultuous and unpredictable period in human history. Daily news about climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, social...
The flipside of stranded assets is stranded liabilities. On the one hand, investors are increasingly asking whether oil demand is or will soon be in terminal decline, and on the flipside, there's the cost of retiring long-lived oil and...
'Western Canada’s oil sands are high-cost ventures compared to most other types of oil resources,' shows Carbon Tracker’s recent report, Pipe Dreams: Why Canada's proposed pipelines don't fit in a Paris-compliant world."In an economically rational low-carbon world where structurally...