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Conservative mega-donor was ‘screen’ for Kremlin oil trades

27/11/2022

Conservative mega-donor was ‘screen’ for Kremlin oil trades

Billionaire’s companies helped Rosneft trade with sanction-hit Venezuela and have continued to handle Russian oil since the outbreak of war in Ukraine

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BP’s latest dirty secret? An oil terminal polluting the Red Sea for decades

16/11/2022

BP’s latest dirty secret? An oil terminal polluting the Red Sea for decades

Just across the water from the COP27 summit, a plant recently owned by BP is pumping contaminated water into the ocean—and has been doing so for decades

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Mines, pipelines, oil rigs: What HSBC’s ‘sustainable finance’ really pays for

31/10/2022

Mines, pipelines, oil rigs: What HSBC’s ‘sustainable finance’ really pays for

HSBC has committed to contribute up to $1 trillion in sustainable financing and investment by 2030. But billions of dollars being counted towards this target are in fact helping to fuel the climate crisis

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Greece’s unjust transition

06/08/2022

Greece’s unjust transition

In one of Europe’s most beleaguered regions, Greece’s ‘Just Transition’ away from coal is providing neither the clean energy nor the jobs it promised

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The Man Behind the Curtain

30/06/2022

The Man Behind the Curtain

Rainer Sonntag rode a wave of violence to become one of Germany’s leading neo-Nazis. He was also a communist spy—and worked for Vladimir Putin

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‘Battle of science’ rages over Peru glacier

03/06/2022

‘Battle of science’ rages over Peru glacier

A landmark court case raises questions about a German energy giant's funding for disputed climate research

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Qatar World Cup relying on flawed carbon offsets

31/05/2022

Qatar World Cup relying on flawed carbon offsets

SourceMaterial analysis finds problems with the competition's claims

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Greece’s gas trap, Part II

09/05/2022

Greece’s gas trap, Part II

How Athens is blocking the shift to clean energy in favour of fossil fuels

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Buy low, sell high:  What they don’t tell you about carbon offsets

02/05/2022

Buy low, sell high: What they don’t tell you about carbon offsets

As investors flock to a booming market, middlemen are pocketing cash that is supposed to fight climate change

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Glencore and the Order of Friendship

13/04/2022

Glencore and the Order of Friendship

The trading giant’s lucrative deals with allies of Vladimir Putin

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Trafigura ships Russian oil at prewar levels as competitors scale back

27/03/2022

Trafigura ships Russian oil at prewar levels as competitors scale back

Trafigura is continuing to ship Russian oil at prewar levels as its competitors scale back deliveries

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