More Like Texas: US state involvement in the Vaca Muerta mega-project in Argentina

More Like Texas: US state involvement in the Vaca Muerta mega-project in Argentina

Read the briefing (pdf) – Leer en castellano (pdf) As US Energy Secretary Rick Perry said in June 2018, the aim of US foreign energy policy in Argentina was to help the country become “more like Texas” by bringing US business to work on unlocking Patagonia’s shale oil and gas reserves.  The US State Energy...

Ser como Texas: participación del gobierno de Estados Unidos en el megaproyecto Vaca Muerta

Leer el informe (pdf) – o – Read the briefing in English (pdf) En junio de 2018, el Secretario de Energía, Rick Perry, dijo que el objetivo de la política exterior de Estados Unidos en Argentina era ayudar al país a “parecer más a Texas”, llevando empresas estadounidenses a trabajar en la extracción de las...

Sea Change: Climate emergency, jobs and Managing the Phase-out of UK Oil & Gas Extraction

This report reveals why UK must stop drilling new oil and gas fields in the North Sea in order to meet Paris climate commitments – and how the transition away from fossil fuels can create decent jobs and revive UK industry.  Published by Platform, Oil Change International, and Friends of the Earth Scotland. Supported by...
Stop UK financing for fracking in Argentina

Stop UK financing for fracking in Argentina

We’re campaigning to prevent a £1 billion UK government credit line from supporting fracking in Argentina – this primer explains why. Click here to download this flyer as a pdf. Go to platformlondon.org/ukef/ to tell UKEF to stop backing fossil fuels.   🌍🔥😡 £1 billion in taxpayer finance – for what?! 😡🔥🌍 The UK government pledges billions...
A False Promise of Prosperity

A False Promise of Prosperity

An analysis of UK Prosperity Fund support to the oil and gas industry Based on official Foreign Office data, this briefing reveals that the UK’s Foreign Office spent funds from the Official Development Aid budget to promote shale gas drilling in China, as well as supporting expansion of oil and gas industries in Brazil, Mexico,...
New Report: "Risky Business: Local Government Pension Funds and the Climate Crisis"

New Report: “Risky Business: Local Government Pension Funds and the Climate Crisis”

Platform and Friends of the Earth reveal how UK Local Government Pension Funds are failing to protect themselves from the financial risks of climate change. Link to full Climate Risk report click here                                            ...
BP, el dueño oculto de fracking: Pan-American Energy y el mega-proyecto Vaca Muerta

BP, el dueño oculto de fracking: Pan-American Energy y el mega-proyecto Vaca Muerta

[ingles] [bajar informe en .pdf] Pan American Energy es considerada la mayor empresa petrolera privada de Argentina. Actualmente gestiona el mayor yacimiento de petróleo del país (Cerro Dragón) y es responsable de una cuarta parte de la extracción no convencional de gas en la Provincia de Neuquén. En realidad, PAE pertenece a la multinacional petrolera británica...
BP's Fracking Secrets: Pan-American Energy and Argentina’s shale mega-project

BP’s Fracking Secrets: Pan-American Energy and Argentina’s shale mega-project

BP plays a leading role in advancing one of the world’s biggest carbon bombs, the Vaca Muerta shale mega-project in Patagonia. BP does not carry out fracking in the UK because the practice would “attract the wrong kind of attention”. This report by Platform with Observatorio Petrolero Sur reveals BP’s role in pushing forward fracking in...
Councils: Fuelling the Fire

Councils: Fuelling the Fire

Councils: Fuelling the Fire  reveals that UK councils invest £16.1 billion of their workers’ pensions into companies that extract coal, oil and gas, fueling dangerous climate change. Download the report The report uncovers: Councils invest £16.1 billion of pensions into fossil fuel companies out of a total of £289.9 billion, new data reveals No significant...
Fight BP's Pinkwashing

Fight BP’s Pinkwashing

A briefing for LGBTQ rights campaigners by No Pride In BP, Platform and People & Planet Download briefing as pdf Pinkwashing: (n.) a public relations tactic, involving an appeal to LGBT-friendliness, in order to offset or ‘wash’ over other questionable practices Is BP a queer-friendly company? “proud to be a business where you can be yourself”...

Remember Saro-Wiwa, Refining Memory booklet

This booklet was published to go with the DVD ‘Refining Memory‘ by filmmaker Judy Price and artist Andy Conio, commissioned by Platform in 2005. The booklet contains essays by Platform, Ken Wiwa jr, and five international artists shortlisted for their proposals for the Living Memorial to Nigerian writer and campaigner Ken Saro-Wiwa in the year...
Reinvesting pensions: from fossil fuel divestment to reinvestment in the new economy

Reinvesting pensions: from fossil fuel divestment to reinvestment in the new economy

What if £14 billion of local government pension funds, currently in fossil fuels, was re-invested to create environmental, social and economic benefits – as well as a sound financial return? Platform and Community Reinvest advocate for pensions and other funds to divest from fossil fuels and reinvest in the new economy – in economic activities...