The last few days have been utterly crushing for Big Oil.
- Australian court finds government has duty to protect young people from climate crisis
The federal court of Australia has found the environment minister, Sussan Ley, has a duty of care to protect young people from the climate crisis in a judgment hailed by lawyers and teenagers who brought the case as a world first.
- A court in the Netherlands has ruled in a landmark case that the oil giant Shell must reduce its emissions. By 2030, Shell must cut its CO2 emissions by 45% compared to 2019 levels, the civil court ruled. The Shell group is responsible for its own CO2 emissions and those of its suppliers, the verdict said.
3. Lawyers for Climate Action say Auckland transport plan is ‘unlawful’ and emissions-boosting
4. Chevron investors demand emission cuts Chevron Corps shareholders on Wednesday voted in favor of a proposal to cut emissions generated by the use of the company’s products, a move that underscores growing investor push at energy companies to reduce their carbon footprint.
5. Exxon shareholders buck the company and elect directors demanding climate action.
The oil giant will face renewed pressure to better address climate change and shift away from fossil fuels.
It’s very hard to overestimate how crushing these developments are for big oil. Thanks to all who fight– if you push long enough the dominoes tumble.
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Last night we spent some time outside in Thames to watch and photograph the Blood Moon. It was a calm, clear and very cold night but we could scarcely breathe for all the smoke in the air from people’s fireplaces. Until Thames (and all of NZ) weans itself off burning wood for warmth, we are never going to get on top of this problem. Maybe we should look closer to home for some of the answers on how to reduce carbon emissions. We use a heat pump which is cleaner and much more efficient. It warms the entire house in about 10 minutes and then you can switch it off.
Good points Kae. Stricter air quality laws are coming and Waikato Regional council has just approved a scheme where homeowners can borrow for clean heat and other climate friendly projects and pay the loan off over 10 years on their rates.
Also Kae you can check out air quality data for towns in the Waikato on a daily basis here – https://waikatoregion.govt.nz/environment/envirohub/
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