Australia: Divisions over coal industry expansion

Australia is pressing ahead with the expansion of its coal industry. But after a catastrophic bushfire season raised concerns over climate change, opposition is growing to a controversial new mine. The country is deeply divided over whether mines are sources of opportunity or scars on the landscape. Al Jazeera’s Alexi O’Brien reports from Queensland, Australia. … Read more Australia: Divisions over coal industry expansion

Coronavirus outbreak’s effect on the oil and gas market | Counting the Cost

As the death toll from the coronavirus keeps rising, it is crippling not only China’s economy but is having a knock-on effect globally. Formula One’s race in Shanghai has been postponed and this year’s Mobile World in Barcelona has been cancelled. Oil prices have tumbled 20 percent below their January peaks, raising the prospect that … Read more Coronavirus outbreak’s effect on the oil and gas market | Counting the Cost

Climate-Related Investment Will Produce Higher Returns: Beschloss

Feb.14 — Afsaneh Beschloss of RockCreek Group and Steve Rattner of Willett Advisors debate the viability of climate initiatives, such as Marc Benioff’s suggestion to the Trump Administration to plant one trillion trees. They weigh the importance of shifting to climate-friendly investments while producing high returns for investors. They join host David Westin on “Bloomberg … Read more Climate-Related Investment Will Produce Higher Returns: Beschloss

New BP CEO Sets Bold Agenda, Admits Staff Layoffs ‘Inevitable’

Feb.13 — In this week’s “Commodity-In-Chief” on “Bloomberg Commodities Edge”, Bloomberg’s Alix Steel talks with BP CEO Bernard Looney, who this week set an ambitious agenda to deal with the climate emergency, promising to zero-out all emissions on a net basis from the fossil fuels they pump from the ground. He also announced the company’s structural … Read more New BP CEO Sets Bold Agenda, Admits Staff Layoffs ‘Inevitable’

Macron accused of ‘greenwashing’ during Alps visit

The French President visited the French Alps on Thursday drawing attention to rapidly melting glaciers and broader climate change concerns. Internet users were sceptical and the term ‘greenwashing’ was used frequently. Elsewhere, French political figure Elisabeth Balkany has gone viral for a pose she struck while waiting for her husband to be released from prison … Read more Macron accused of ‘greenwashing’ during Alps visit

Are Macron’s measures effective in the fight against climate change?

350.org’s Clémence Dubois does not think Emmanuel Macron is convincing. She claims the President’s measures are ‘ridiculous’ and urges to ‘take real measures and keep the fossil fuel in the ground’. Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 https://f24.my/YTliveEN … Visit our website: https://www.france24.com Like us … Read more Are Macron’s measures effective in the fight against climate change?

BlackRock’s Fink Has Fed the Climate Activist Fire, Not Put It Out: Nir Kaissar

Feb.12 — A BlackRock ESG ETF has attracted more than $600 million this week, despite only starting trading on Friday, data compiled by Bloomberg show. That’s the best debut for any U.S. ETF this year. Bloomberg’s Scarlet Fu and Bloomberg Opinion columnist Nir Kaissar discuss the iShares ESG MSCI EM Leaders ETF and how Kaissar … Read more BlackRock’s Fink Has Fed the Climate Activist Fire, Not Put It Out: Nir Kaissar

BP: A greenwash too far?

The new chief executive of BP has set out a plan to “reinvent” the oil company within a new global energy system to help tackle climate change. But the plan has received a mixed reaction from green groups. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews Like us on … Read more BP: A greenwash too far?

Climate Change Putting Pressure on Water Systems, Johns Hopkins’ Schwab Says

Feb.12 — Kellogg Schwab, professor of water in public health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, discusses the current threats to water safety with Bloomberg’s Shery Ahn and Amanda Lang on “Bloomberg Markets.” The Bloomberg School of Public Health is supported by Michael R. Bloomberg, founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the … Read more Climate Change Putting Pressure on Water Systems, Johns Hopkins’ Schwab Says