Gazprom ‘Anticipates’ Further North Sea Gas Exploration Amid Bumper Profits

Gazprom expects to continue exploring for new reserves in the North Sea, having paid itself a £28 million dividend from drilling operations in the area, its latest accounts show. Subsidiaries of the Russian state-owned gas giant still have stakes in multiple fields more than nine months after the invasion of Ukraine began and despite its […]

Heritage Foundation Hosts UK Climate Science Denier at Event Opposing ‘Green Energy’

Benny Peiser (centre) Heritage Foundation event with Diana Furchtgott-Roth (left) and Nile Gardiner (right). Credit: Heritage Foundation webinar

An influential US think tank has hosted a well-known UK climate science denier at an event attacking what one speaker called Europe’s “socialist” net zero policies.  The Heritage Foundation panel event on December 8, called “Lessons for America from Europe’s Green Energy Disaster”, featured Benny Peiser, director of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), the […]

1.5 and 2°C: A Journey Through the Temperature Target That Haunts the World

Translated from the original published at Two numbers. One long-term goal. In 2015, nearly 200 countries agreed to “Holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, recognizing that this would significantly reduce the risks […]

Flagship EU Green Farming Reforms in Peril as Lobbyists Exploit Ukraine War

Europe’s leading farming lobby group Copa-Cogeca has used the war in Ukraine as a pretext to push back behind the scenes against bold EU laws to protect nature, DeSmog can reveal. The meeting records reviewed by DeSmog are the latest evidence to emerge of a long-running effort by agribusiness lobby groups and pesticide firms to […]

A New Era for Germany’s Gas Industry Fuels Climate Fears

This story is part of a DeSmog series on the influence wielded by the gas lobby in Europe and was developed with the support of WILHELMSHAVEN, Germany — For 150 years, heavy industry has been the lifeblood of the German port of Wilhelmshaven, a hub for shipbuilding, plastics, coal and steel. Now, the city […]

Leading ‘Sustainable’ Investment Funds Backing Fossil Fuels, Research Finds

Major investment funds available to UK consumers are marketing themselves as “sustainable” and “ethical” while financing fossil fuel companies, research has found. Numerous asset managers are using “green” terms in their branding despite investing in oil giants, with the worst performer being a fund managed by BlackRock, a report by the Ethical Consumer magazine shows. […]

UAE Promotes Its State Oil Company at COP27

The United Arab Emirates has been criticised for promoting oil and gas as a clean source of energy, and for backing “false solutions” such as carbon capture technology, at the UN COP27 climate summit in Egypt, ahead of hosting the event next year.  The Gulf petrostate’s pavilion features displays touting its “decarbonisation efforts” and its […]

Big Ag Delegates More Than Double at COP27

The number of delegates representing big agribusiness has more than doubled at the UN climate talks since last year, leading to concerns from campaigners at access enjoyed by high-carbon companies attending the Egypt summit.  DeSmog counted the number of registered COP27 delegates who were either directly linked to the world’s largest agribusiness firms – such […]

COP27 Coverage

DeSmog is on the ground at the United Nations climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, and will be bringing you news throughout the two-week conference.