• Get polluters out of politics : Anne McEwen
    Despite more than two decades of talking, our climate is at a crisis point because our leaders have allowed themselves to be captured by the fossil fuel industry. Since the last elections the fossil fuel industry have donated more than $3.7m to the major political parties. In exchange, Governments have forked out more than $7.7bn in taxpayer subsidies to the industry -- more than our total foreign aid budget. That equals a return on investment for the fossil fuel lobby of more than $2000 for every $1 they donated. If our politicians are serious about climate change, then they need to stop taking money from and giving money to the big polluters. That's why we are calling on politicians on all sides of the aisle to stand up and sign the Pollution Free Politics Pledge.
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  • Get polluters out of politics : Alex Gallacher
    Despite more than two decades of talking, our climate is at a crisis point because our leaders have allowed themselves to be captured by the fossil fuel industry. Since the last elections the fossil fuel industry have donated more than $3.7m to the major political parties. In exchange, Governments have forked out more than $7.7bn in taxpayer subsidies to the industry -- more than our total foreign aid budget. That equals a return on investment for the fossil fuel lobby of more than $2000 for every $1 they donated. If our politicians are serious about climate change, then they need to stop taking money from and giving money to the big polluters. That's why we are calling on politicians on all sides of the aisle to stand up and sign the Pollution Free Politics Pledge.
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  • Get polluters out of politics : Kim Carr
    Despite more than two decades of talking, our climate is at a crisis point because our leaders have allowed themselves to be captured by the fossil fuel industry. Since the last elections the fossil fuel industry have donated more than $3.7m to the major political parties. In exchange, Governments have forked out more than $7.7bn in taxpayer subsidies to the industry -- more than our total foreign aid budget. That equals a return on investment for the fossil fuel lobby of more than $2000 for every $1 they donated. If our politicians are serious about climate change, then they need to stop taking money from and giving money to the big polluters. That's why we are calling on politicians on all sides of the aisle to stand up and sign the Pollution Free Politics Pledge.
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  • Get polluters out of politics : Katy Gallagher
    Despite more than two decades of talking, our climate is at a crisis point because our leaders have allowed themselves to be captured by the fossil fuel industry. Since the last elections the fossil fuel industry have donated more than $3.7m to the major political parties. In exchange, Governments have forked out more than $7.7bn in taxpayer subsidies to the industry -- more than our total foreign aid budget. That equals a return on investment for the fossil fuel lobby of more than $2000 for every $1 they donated. If our politicians are serious about climate change, then they need to stop taking money from and giving money to the big polluters. That's why we are calling on politicians on all sides of the aisle to stand up and sign the Pollution Free Politics Pledge.
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  • Get polluters out of politics : Joe Ludwig
    Despite more than two decades of talking, our climate is at a crisis point because our leaders have allowed themselves to be captured by the fossil fuel industry. Since the last elections the fossil fuel industry have donated more than $3.7m to the major political parties. In exchange, Governments have forked out more than $7.7bn in taxpayer subsidies to the industry -- more than our total foreign aid budget. That equals a return on investment for the fossil fuel lobby of more than $2000 for every $1 they donated. If our politicians are serious about climate change, then they need to stop taking money from and giving money to the big polluters. That's why we are calling on politicians on all sides of the aisle to stand up and sign the Pollution Free Politics Pledge.
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  • Get polluters out of politics : John Williams
    Despite more than two decades of talking, our climate is at a crisis point because our leaders have allowed themselves to be captured by the fossil fuel industry. Since the last elections the fossil fuel industry have donated more than $3.7m to the major political parties. In exchange, Governments have forked out more than $7.7bn in taxpayer subsidies to the industry -- more than our total foreign aid budget. That equals a return on investment for the fossil fuel lobby of more than $2000 for every $1 they donated. If our politicians are serious about climate change, then they need to stop taking money from and giving money to the big polluters. That's why we are calling on politicians on all sides of the aisle to stand up and sign the Pollution Free Politics Pledge.
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  • Get polluters out of politics : John Madigan
    Despite more than two decades of talking, our climate is at a crisis point because our leaders have allowed themselves to be captured by the fossil fuel industry. Since the last elections the fossil fuel industry have donated more than $3.7m to the major political parties. In exchange, Governments have forked out more than $7.7bn in taxpayer subsidies to the industry -- more than our total foreign aid budget. That equals a return on investment for the fossil fuel lobby of more than $2000 for every $1 they donated. If our politicians are serious about climate change, then they need to stop taking money from and giving money to the big polluters. That's why we are calling on politicians on all sides of the aisle to stand up and sign the Pollution Free Politics Pledge.
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  • Get polluters out of politics : Jo Bullock
    Despite more than two decades of talking, our climate is at a crisis point because our leaders have allowed themselves to be captured by the fossil fuel industry. Since the last elections the fossil fuel industry have donated more than $3.7m to the major political parties. In exchange, Governments have forked out more than $7.7bn in taxpayer subsidies to the industry -- more than our total foreign aid budget. That equals a return on investment for the fossil fuel lobby of more than $2000 for every $1 they donated. If our politicians are serious about climate change, then they need to stop taking money from and giving money to the big polluters. That's why we are calling on politicians on all sides of the aisle to stand up and sign the Pollution Free Politics Pledge.
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  • Get polluters out of politics : Jo Lindgren
    Despite more than two decades of talking, our climate is at a crisis point because our leaders have allowed themselves to be captured by the fossil fuel industry. Since the last elections the fossil fuel industry have donated more than $3.7m to the major political parties. In exchange, Governments have forked out more than $7.7bn in taxpayer subsidies to the industry -- more than our total foreign aid budget. That equals a return on investment for the fossil fuel lobby of more than $2000 for every $1 they donated. If our politicians are serious about climate change, then they need to stop taking money from and giving money to the big polluters. That's why we are calling on politicians on all sides of the aisle to stand up and sign the Pollution Free Politics Pledge.
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  • Get polluters out of politics : Jenny McAllister
    Despite more than two decades of talking, our climate is at a crisis point because our leaders have allowed themselves to be captured by the fossil fuel industry. Since the last elections the fossil fuel industry have donated more than $3.7m to the major political parties. In exchange, Governments have forked out more than $7.7bn in taxpayer subsidies to the industry -- more than our total foreign aid budget. That equals a return on investment for the fossil fuel lobby of more than $2000 for every $1 they donated. If our politicians are serious about climate change, then they need to stop taking money from and giving money to the big polluters. That's why we are calling on politicians on all sides of the aisle to stand up and sign the Pollution Free Politics Pledge.
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  • US Bank: Fund Solutions, Not Pollution
    Dear U.S. Bank, You’re breaking my heart. You use my money to support the dirty energy companies that threaten our water, climate, indigenous rights and the health of our communities. You are jeopardizing our children’s future. U.S. Bank, I need a relationship based on trust. You claim you care about climate change, but I found out you got together with Wells Fargo, and provided $22 billion dollars in financing to the oil and gas industry over the last 3 years. U.S. Bank, I've had enough, it's over between us! I am moving on to a bank that has begun divesting from fossil fuels. Sincerely, (Your Name) Sign and share to pledge to attend a Move Your Money action at a U.S. Bank near you! For more information about which banks have begun to divest from fossil fuels, see "The End of Coal" report at http://bit.ly/1OBvhPt To find a community bank or credit union near you, visit http://www.icba.org/ or http://www.asmarterchoice.org/
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    Created by Ulla Nilsen
  • Fossilfree strategic petroleum reserves
    As known, in the European Union (EU), Council Directive 68/414/EEC of 20 December 1968 announced that all 28 member states are required to have a strategic petroleum reserve within the territory of the E.U. equal to at least 90 days of average domestic consumption. Similarly, the International Energy Agency (IEA), announced in the March 2001 agreement, that all 28 IEA members must have a strategic petroleum reserve equal to 90 days of the previous year's net oil imports for their respective countries. Both the EU and the IEA aim for their member states to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by at least the emission goals pledged by countries under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) -see http://www.iea.org/topics/climatechange/ - or even exceed those goals ( http://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/strategies/2030/index_en.htm , http://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/strategies/2050/index_en.htm ). Given the fact that such huge reductions -ie 80% emissions reduction below 1990 levels- can not be attained without also having completely discarded the fossil fuel industry, it is hence in the intrest of the EU and the IEA, to start phasing out the use of fossil fuels, wherever possible (which in practice relates to any activities in public/government control). The strategic petroleum reserves (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_strategic_petroleum_reserves ) are one such activity, controlled by the government, which can thus be transformed. By biofuels, we mean fuels such as: * straight vegetable oil (corn, olive, peanut, camelina, avocado, sesame, oil palm, soy, safflower, coconut): which can be used to run 2-stroke Diesel engines, and converted 4-stroke Diesel engines * biodiesel: can be used to run 4-stroke Diesel engines, without modification * ethanol: can be used to run gasoline engines (with minor modification) * biobutanol: can be used to run gasoline engines (without modification) One possible dowside is the price of the biofuels, which are currently still higher than the price of fossil fuels. Only in the case of straight vegetable oil it is cheaper (when compared with fossil diesel fuel). Some prices: * Fuel oil: 0,55 euro/l * Cheapest SVO (supermarket price, salad oil, in containers, not bulk): 0,53 euro/l It should be noted however that on the long term, switching to biofuels instead of fossil fuels will actually be cheaper, as: * it helps to kickstart the green economy/green fuels industry as it will help convince farmers of starting to grow biofuel crops, ... * it helps countries to avoid some costs caused due natural disasters in turn caused by climate change ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stern_Review ) * ...
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    Created by Fossilfree Sprs