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Press Release: Tar Sands Companies Increase Potential Carbon Emissions by Five Times Within a Decade, According to Fossil Free Indexes’ New Research

NEW YORK – The top 20 public tar sands companies ranked by the carbon emissions embedded in their tar sands reserves have increased their potential climate-changing carbon dioxide emissions by more than five times within a decade, according to Fossil Free Indexes (FFI), a New York-based research company focusing on environmentally sustainable index and investment solutions. This finding is derived from FFI’s Carbon Underground Tar Sands 20,...

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The Carbon Underground Tar Sands 20, or The Case of the Misplaced Emissions

Mysterious Missing CO2 My recent blog, Tale of Two Fossils: Why Separate Coal from Oil and Gas, explained the rationale for separating FFI’s Carbon Underground 200 rankings into the top 100 public oil and gas companies and the top 100 public coal companies based on the emissions potential of their unburned proven reserves. In this post I'll look at another group that warrants a separate category. The first pre-release calculation of the...

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