All posts by Clara McDonnell

Shell forced to make major cuts to CO2 emissions in historic court case

Shell forced to make major cuts to CO2 emissions in historic court case

On May 26, 2021, a Dutch judge made a historic ruling, holding Shell liable for causing dangerous climate change and requiring them to reduce their emissions.  The case was brought by Milieudefensie, together with 17,000 […]

It’s time for the fossil fuel industry to retire…

One of Gas Free Pensions’ member campaigns, Fossil Free Sweden, created a short, humorous film to explain the problem with our pensions being invested in fossil fuels.

EU considers categorising fossil gas as “green” investment

EURACTIV published a recent article revealing leaked documents that show that the European Commission is considering including fossil gas as a “green investment”, by recognising its role in “keeping the lights on during peak electricity […]

EU wastes millions of euros on failed gas projects

EU wastes millions of euros on failed gas projects

Global Witness published research this week that examines the money the EU has channelled to the fossil gas sector, and how that money has been used.  Here are some of the key takeaways:  Over the […]

Open Letter to EU Commission

Open Letter to EU Commission

Gas Free Pensions is proud to be one of 52 signatories of an open letter to the EU Commission, requesting them to include a sustainable finance taxonomy in their upcoming Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy.  The […]

What does BlackRock have to do with the EU?

What does BlackRock have to do with the EU?

BlackRock is the world’s largest asset management fund, with over $7 trillion in assets under management. In April 2020, the European Commission hired BlackRock as an advisor on sustainable finance- that is, how to build […]

EU Methane Strategy

The European Commission released last week their strategy to reduce EU methane emissions, as a part of a wider European Green Deal and an EU goal to reach climate neutrality by 2050. Below are some […]

The Banks Fueling Fracking

The Banks Fueling Fracking

Oil Change International, a research and advocacy organisation focused on exposing the true costs of fossil fuels, released a recent report that examines how major banks have financed the US fracking “fiasco”. Below are some […]

European Central Bank, Quantitative Easing & Climate

Reclaim Finance, an organisation that aims to make the financial sector compatible with a sustainable future, published a recent report investigating the links between the European Central Bank’s policies and fossil fuel companies. Read our […]