Insights: Climate

Environmental Justice: 5 Things You Need to Know

Environmental justice (EJ) should be on the mind of game-changing oil and gas leaders. That’s why my colleague Anne Carto is guest-authoring today’s primer. If you thought EJ was someone else’s responsibility, read on to understand why you — like every other oil and gas leader — need to get familiar with the expectations and social risks around your company’s EJ strategy.

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The Pendulum Train

Ever since Russia invaded Ukraine, many energy observers have predicted that the renewed global focus on energy security means the global focus on climate change is over. My view is very different: I look at this moment as an opportunity for oil and gas leadership to respond to a range of social and financial pressures for cleaner energy — pressures that will only intensify.

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The World’s Cleanest O&G On Stage

At CERAWeek earlier this month, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm spoke for the first time in their Biden administration roles about the importance of U.S. oil and gas in the context of overall U.S. energy security.  Game-changing oil and gas leaders are not squandering the opportunity this rhetorical shift has created.

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Should We Stop Committing to Net Zero?

The oil and gas industry has entered its third year of net-zero climate commitments. Not surprisingly, these commitments are coming under increasing scrutiny from external stakeholders. Your colleagues might interpret this scrutiny as an annoying drag on their timeline for progress. I propose you instead see it as an invaluable source of perspective.

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Both True — SEC Climate Disclosure: Your Big Opportunity

Nothing makes me want to put my head in my hands like imagining the U.S. Security Exchange Commission’s (SEC) anticipated “consistent, comparable, and reliable” rules on climate-related financial disclosures. Yet the more our team at Adamantine digs into this, the more opportunity we see for game-changing oil and gas companies.

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Both True — What if we’re not even on the menu?

When it comes to policy, we all buy into the adage, “If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.” But what’s worse than being on the menu? Not being in the restaurant at all. That’s what’s happening with the current opposition we’re seeing to “blue hydrogen,” which should be a stark warning to game-changing industry leaders.

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