Newsletter Signup

This page lists all of Platform’s press releases

EU urged to honour Paris Agreement, withdraw support for gas mega-pipeline

EU urged to honour Paris Agreement, withdraw support for gas mega-pipeline

Brussels, Belgium — In an open letter released today, climate scientists, indigenous leaders, environmental and social justice groups, actors and artists call on the European Union to immediately withdraw its support for a gas mega-pipeline that would ‘destroy Europe’s climate targets’. While European leaders criticised the United States for pulling out of the Paris Agreement,...
Council workers’ largest union commits to divesting pensions from fossil fuels

Council workers’ largest union commits to divesting pensions from fossil fuels

Contact: Mika Minio-Paluello [email protected]/ 07733466038 / @PlatformLondon Full text of UNISON motion (pdf). UNISON to “seek divestment of Local Government Pension Schemes from fossil fuels over five years giving due regard to fiduciary duty” Local government pensions have £14 billion invested in oil, coal and gas UNISON is the largest organisation representing pension-holders working for local...

Comment on #Budget2017 – More handouts for North Sea oil

For immediate release. The Treasury has confirmed that Philip Hammond will outline new plans to support the North sea oil industry in today’s budget.[1] Mika Minio-Paluello, energy economist for Platform [2], commented “Philip Hammond is standing up for oil corporations at the expense of the British public in today’s budget. The government has turned decommissioning into a £40 billion fiscal...
Media advisory: 'True outrage' - oil campaigner on High Court Shell spill ruling

Media advisory: ‘True outrage’ – oil campaigner on High Court Shell spill ruling

The UK High Court has just blocked [1] a court case by 42,000 people in the Niger Delta seeking remediation for loss of lives and livelihoods due to oil leaks on Shell’s pipelines in the Niger Delta.[2] Platform campaigner Sarah Shoraka, who documented Shell’s failure to clean up Niger Delta pollution over the past five...
Egyptian political prisoners remembered in unsanctioned performance at British Museum's 'Sunken Cities'

Egyptian political prisoners remembered in unsanctioned performance at British Museum’s ‘Sunken Cities’

24 November 2016 Unsanctioned vigil held for jailed human rights campaigners at ‘Curator’s Introduction to the BP Sponsored Exhibition Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds’   Exhibition displays objects from ancient sunken cities in the Nile Delta, where BP is now drilling for fossil fuels. Community opposition successfully halted BP’s gas plant plans – the North...
Tate loses in court over BP secrets as oil co. renews other cultural sponsorships

Tate loses in court over BP secrets as oil co. renews other cultural sponsorships

Press release: Tate loses in court over BP secrets as oil co. renews other cultural sponsorships  Information Tribunal rules Tate must reveal BP sponsorship fees for 2007-2011 in a legal victory for campaigners. Artists and campaigners promise fresh wave of discontent as British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Royal Opera House, and Royal Shakespeare Company sign...
Statement: protest will escalate with BP's newly announced sponsorship deals

Statement: protest will escalate with BP’s newly announced sponsorship deals

Contact: Anna Galkina / 07942044472 [email protected] Today BP announced new headline sponsorship agreements with the British Museum, Royal Opera House, National Portrait Gallery and Royal Shakespeare Company, providing the institutions with an average of only £375,000 a year each. This is less than the price of the average 2 bedroom flat in London, and 25% less...
Information Commissioner in U-turn over Tate's BP secrecy

Information Commissioner in U-turn over Tate’s BP secrecy

Press release: Information Commissioner in U-turn over Tate’s BP secrecy * Information Commissioner argued in court hearing today that Tate failed to show how disclosing sponsorship details would harm its commercial interest. * The art museum is refusing to publish sponsorship fees despite ending the deal with BP.[1] Tate representative argued that commercial confidentiality bound...
Media advisory: Tate to defend its BP secrecy in court, 11 May (hearing details)

Media advisory: Tate to defend its BP secrecy in court, 11 May (hearing details)

Media advisory: Tate to defend its BP secrecy in court, 11 May (hearing details) * Art museum refusing to make public sponsorship details despite ending the deal with BP.[1] * Hearing scheduled for 11 May 2016. * British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, and Royal Opera House believed to be reconsidering their sponsorship deals with BP by...

New opinion poll: 2/3 of Londoners ration their heating; 3/4 want mayor who cuts bills

New opinion poll reveals Londoners’ anger over high energy bills 2/3 of Londoners rationed their heating due to high bills 3/4 of Londoners want a Mayor who will lower bills New polling conducted by Switched on London reveals that 87% of Londoners feel they are paying too much for their energy and there is cross-party...

Edinburgh International Festival drops BP as poll shows public against oil sponsorship

Edinburgh International Festival drops BP as poll shows public against oil sponsorship Sponsorship deal between BP and Edinburgh Festival dropped after 34 years New opinion poll shows 1 in 2 of Londoners want British Museum to stop promoting BP’s logo 62% of British Museum staff think BP sponsorship is ‘unethical’ Further survey details available on...
BUDGET 2016: Oil tax breaks are the wrong course

BUDGET 2016: Oil tax breaks are the wrong course

Oil industry watchdogs Oil Change International and Platform criticised Chancellor George Osborne’s announcement today that Supplementary Charge will be halved from 20% to 10% and that Petroleum Revenue Tax will be abolished entirely. These changes will be backdated to Jan 1 2016. Greg Muttitt, researcher Oil Change International, commented: “David Cameron is right that oil subsidies rip...
Page 1 of 7[1][2][3][4][5]...Last »