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Climate change is about greed. It’s time for big oil to pay us back

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Climate change is about greed. It’s time for big oil to pay us back

Recently, a Dutch court in The Hague ordered Royal Dutch Shell to slash the emissions from its products. The European Union as a whole is moving forward with a European Green Deal to decarbonize the EU energy system no later than 2050. In line with the European plans, Volkswagen recently declared its intention to phase out ICEs in Europe by 2035.

As with the drug companies that pushed addictive painkillers on Americans and tobacco companies that pushed killer cigarettes, it’s time for the oil industry to pay heavy penalties on ill-gotten gains, the flip side of which are the death and destruction caused by extreme climate events. read more

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Lawmaker Threatens to Subpoena Exxon After Secret Video

The New York Times

Lawmaker Threatens to Subpoena Exxon After Secret Video

The chairman of a powerful House subcommittee said he is seeking answers from Exxon and other oil and gas giants over their role in spreading disinformation on climate change.

Hiroko Tabuchi and 

July 2, 2021

The chairman of a House subcommittee is demanding that executives of Exxon Mobil Corp., Shell, Chevron and other major oil and gas companies testify before Congress about the industry’s decades-long effort to wage disinformation campaigns around climate change. read more

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Big oil and gas kept a dirty secret for decades. Now they may pay the price

The Guardian

Big oil and gas kept a dirty secret for decades. Now they may pay the price

Chris McGreal: Wed 30 Jun 2021 08.00 BST

The environmentalist Bill McKibben once characterized the fossil fuel industry’s behavior as “the most consequential cover-up in US history”. And now for the first time in decades, the lawsuits chart a path toward public accountability that climate activists say has the potential to rival big tobacco’s downfall after it concealed the real dangers of smoking.

“We are at an inflection point,” said Daniel Farber, a law professor at the University of California, Berkeley and director of the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment. read more

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Shell urged to drop appeal over landmark climate ruling

REUTERS

Shell urged to drop appeal over landmark climate ruling

By : 2 MIN READ: JUNE 24, 2021

LONDON (Reuters) – A Dutch activist group that won a legal battle against Royal Dutch Shell over its climate strategy has urged the company to ditch its appeal and hold joint talks on how to reduce its emissions, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

Shell CEO Ben van Beurden said the company planned to appeal the ruling but that the Anglo-Dutch company would also accelerate its energy-transition strategy and deepen emission cuts.

The court ruling came amid mounting pressure from investors and activist groups on the world top oil companies including Exxon Mobil to tackle their emissions. read more

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Activists ‘threatened with arrest’ for anti-Shell demo at Science Museum

Activists ‘threatened with arrest’ for anti-Shell demo at Science Museum

An open letter to the Science Museum published on UKSCN’s website states: “The fact that Shell, a company with a vested interest in the continued use of fossil fuels, is financially supporting an exhibition about climate change solutions is appalling.

The London branch of the UK Student Climate Network (UKSCN London) organised a demonstration at the famous landmark in protest at its decision to accept sponsorship from fossil fuel giant Shell. read more

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Will Shell perish under the demands of the judge?

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Will Shell perish under the demands of the judge?

A court that imposes a CO 2 reduction on an oil company by waving human rights and climate change. This has never been seen in the world before. What are the consequences?

Ton Voermans & Peet Vogels  Last update: 27-05-21, 19:36

Can Shell meet the requirements?
That will be quite a job. The judge ordered that Shell reduce its own CO 2 emissions by 45 percent by 2030. This is an obligation and goes further than Shell’s own objective. But experts expect Shell to be able to achieve this. Society has already started using solar power in oil production. And Marjan van Loon, the CEO of Shell Netherlands, is already driving around in a hydrogen car. Others point out that Shell can still reduce methane leaks, methane is a strong greenhouse gas. And Shell can capture and store its own CO 2 emissions in empty gas fields. read more

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‘Victory for our planet’: Royal Dutch Shell must cut emissions

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

‘Victory for our planet’: Royal Dutch Shell must cut emissions

The Hague District Court has ruled Royal Dutch Shell must cut its carbon emissions by 45% by 2030. The landmark case will likely set a global precedent for holding polluting multinational organizations accountable for curbing emissions.

By Mike Corder Associated Press

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS

A Dutch court on Wednesday ordered Royal Dutch Shell to cut its carbon emissions by net 45% by 2030 compared to 2019 levels in a landmark case brought by climate activism groups, which hailed the decision as a victory for the planet. read more

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Shell judgment raises many questions for other major polluters

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Shell judgment raises many questions for other major polluters

Jeroen Segenhout Caitlin Stooker Jan Verbeek 

The judge is forcing Shell to make more efforts to reduce its CO₂ emissions. 

In brief:

  • Oil company Shell is forced by the court to tighten up its climate policy.
  • Chemical companies are now concerned.
  • The big question is how far the Shell judgment reaches.

‘Alarm bells have gone off all over the world. I’ve already had enough phone calls’, says chairman Bernard Wientjes of the association of Dutch chemical companies VNCI. He notes that unrest has broken out in the industrial boardrooms now that the court in The Hague has demanded that Shell tighten up its climate policy. read more

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Climate Ruling Could Force Big Change at Shell

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Climate Ruling Could Force Big Change at Shell

Oil giant might need to sell assets and rethink spending to meet Dutch court order to curb carbon emission

By Sarah McFarlane: May 27, 2021 12:08 pm ET

To comply with a Dutch court order to cut carbon emissions, Royal Dutch Shell PLC may have to overhaul its business and cut its oil output faster than it had planned, analysts and investors said.

Potential ways to curb emissions include selling assets, rethinking exploration spending and halting growth of its liquefied-natural gas operations, they said. read more

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Moody’s flags oil majors’ rising credit risk after Shell ruling

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Moody’s flags oil majors’ rising credit risk after Shell ruling

LONDON, May 28 (Reuters) – Credit rating agency Moody’s said on Friday that the credit risk of major oil producers has increased with recent events including Royal Dutch Shell losing a Dutch climate lawsuit this week and Exxon losing a battle with shareholders.

(Reporting by Shadia Nasralla; editing by Jason Neely)

SOURCE
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The pace of emission reduction has to increase significantly at Shell, but how?

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The pace of emission reduction has to increase significantly at Shell, but how?

Bert van Dijk May 26, 8:58 PM

In brief

  • Shell must reduce the emissions of the judge much faster than it has now planned.
  • The company has plenty of options to do that, according to experts.
  • The major challenge lies in the obligation to make every effort to reduce emissions for customers.

… it has become clear that investing even more in exploration, looking for new oil and gas, is pointless. 

Charging points, hydrogen and biofuels

Shell itself wants to stick to the line it has set for the time being. “We are investing billions of dollars in low-carbon energy, including charging points for charging electric vehicles, hydrogen, renewables and biofuels. We want to increase the demand for these products and scale up our new energy companies even faster. ‘ read more

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May 26, 2021: A Day That May Live In Infamy For Big Oil

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May 26, 2021: A Day That May Live In Infamy For Big Oil

David Blackmon: Senior Contributor: Energy:

Wednesday was a quite an epic day for a trio of the world’s largest oil and gas corporations, and not in a positive way for their management teams. The C-suites at both ExxonMobil XOM -0.6% and Chevron CVX -1% suffered defeats at the hands of activist shareholders, while Netherlands-based Royal Dutch Shell was handed a major adverse decision from the Dutch courts. It’s hard to know which event will have the biggest impact on the respective companies – and potentially the industry as a whole – in the long-term, but in the short-term each presented a shock to the oil and gas system.

The adverse event of the day with the most obvious potential bite may well be the Dutch court’s decision ordering Shell to dramatically expand its plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Already one of the more aggressive major oil companies in this arena, Shell had earlier this year adopted targeted cuts of at least 6% by 2023, 20% by 2030, 45% by 2035 and by 100% by 2050 from its 2016 levels. But, as reported by Reuters, the court found that Shell’s plan was “not concrete and is full of conditions…that’s not enough.” read more

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Big Oil’s climate change revolt

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Big Oil’s climate change revolt: In just one day green activists win seats on Exxon board, Chevron investors demand emission cuts and court orders Shell to slash carbon

  • Top US and European oil companies had startling developments on Wednesday
  • Activist investor hedge fund won two seats on the board of Exxon Mobil
  • Gregory Goff and Kaisa Hietala will now join Exxon’s 12-member board
  • Chevron shareholders also voted in favor of a proposal to cut emissions 
  • Dutch court ordered Royal Dutch Shell to drastically deepen carbon cuts 

Some of the world’s biggest oil companies are facing stark pressure from activists concerned about climate change, prompting a string of startling developments on Wednesday.

At Exxon Mobil, an activist hedge fund won two board seats, while Chevron investors voted to force the company to cut emissions and a Dutch judge order Shell to drastically cut carbon. read more

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Oil giants grope for next steps after day of devastating defeats

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Oil giants grope for next steps after day of devastating defeats

May 26, 2021 11:38 PM Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) By: Carl SurranSA News Editor

  • Today brought a trifecta of trouble for Big Oil: Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) lost at least two board seats to an activist hedge fund, Chevron (NYSE:CVX) shareholders voted to further cut emissions, and Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDS.ARDS.B) emissions targets were deemed insufficient by a Dutch court.
  • Engine No. 1’s successful campaign to win seats on Exxon’s board likely will force it to more directly confront growing shareholder concerns about climate change.
  • Exxon was vulnerable because it has failed to provide good returns from fossil fuels for years and gets no credit from investors focused on sustainability because it has not invested in renewable energy, says Peter Bryant, a managing partner at business consultant Clareo.
  • At Chevron, shareholders voted 61% to cut emissions from the end-use of its fuels and barely lost a non-binding vote calling for a report on the business impact of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
  • The shareholder votes signal a new sense of urgency, says Mark Van Baal, who leads a climate advocacy group that placed resolutions calling for emissions cuts at Chevron and elsewhere.
  • Meanwhile, Shell says it will appeal the Dutch court ruling, which has a “negligible chance to survive appeals,” Rystad Energy’s Per Magnus Nysveen says.
  • But lawyers and consultants say the ruling could set a precedent in other Western jurisdictions, particularly in Europe, opening oil companies and firms in other energy intensive industries to new legal jeopardy over their carbon emissions.
  • According to Van Baal, today’s message was clear: “We want you to act by decreasing emissions now, not in the distant future.”
  • read more

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    SHELL’S RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CASE RULING

    SHELL’S RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CASE RULING

    May 26, 2021

    English Translation below

    Today the court in The Hague has ruled in the climate case of Milieudefensie, other NGOs and private individuals against Royal Dutch Shell (“Shell”).

    “Urgent action is needed to tackle climate change. That’s why we’ve accelerated our efforts to become a net zero emissions energy company by 2050, moving with society, with short-term goals to track our progress. ”

    “We are investing billions of dollars in low-carbon energy, including charging points for charging electric vehicles, hydrogen, renewables and biofuels. We want to increase the demand for these products and scale up our new energy companies even faster. ” read more

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    Wikipedia Article: Milieudefensie et al v Royal Dutch Shell

    Wikipedia Article: Milieudefensie et al v Royal Dutch Shell

    Downloaded From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 27 MAY 2021

    Milieudefensie et al v Royal Dutch Shell
    State coat of arms of the Netherlands (wordmark).svg
    Court District court of The Hague
    Decided 26 May 2021
    ECLI ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2021:5337
    Transcript(s) in Dutchin English
    Case opinions
    The policy, policy intentions and ambitions of RDS for the Shell group are incompatible with RDS’ reduction obligation. The claimed order to comply with that obligation must be allowed. The order will be declared provisionally enforceable.
    Court membership
    Judge(s) sitting Larisa Alwin, Irene Kroft and Michiel Harmsen

    Milieudefensie et al v Royal Dutch Shell was a court case heard by the district court of The Hague in the Netherlands in 2021 related to efforts by multinational corporations to curtail carbon dioxide emissions. In May 2021, the Hague ordered that Royal Dutch Shell must reduced its global carbon emissions from its 2019 levels by 45% by 2030; it is considered the first major climate change litigation ruling against a corporation. read more

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