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Why Russia is still making money on energy sales and how to change it
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By Svitlana Romanko, Lauri Myllyvirta 

 


 

A Deal with the Devil: how energy majors betting on Russian oil and gas ended up complicit in assault against humanity and life on Earth
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The chain of events that has brought the world to its perilous state today with escalating climate crisis, energy poverty, rise of petro-dictators and autocracies and the collapse of the international rules-based order, signaled by the invasion of Ukraine, have started back in the 1990-ies with very bad choices to make profits on Russian oil and gas, irrespective of moral consequences.

The new green Marshall Plan is a common interest of Ukraine and the EU
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The expert discussion that took place during UN climate change conference COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, where Ukraine was represented by its pavilion for the first time, showed possible ways of Ukraine's economic recovery that would contribute to the decarbonization of Europe, provide energy security and mitigate the effects of climate change. 

 

The Guardian about Razom We Stand message at COP27: EU must step up
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Svitlana Romanko comments to The Guardian: EU exports of Russian LNG has risen 46% year-year-on year in the first nine months of 2022, according to European Commission figures, the EU needs to step-up, act more globally and ban all fossil fuels and insurance. We also demand that US institutions divest the billions they have invested in Russia’s carbon bombs.

 

Two women staring down the barrel of Europe’s petro-colonial gun
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From Africa to Ukraine, the fossil fuel industry is sponsoring the climate emergency, and the deaths of millions. Europe must stop hunting for more gas and throw its weight behind the shift to renewable energy. Joint opinion article by Svitlana Romanko and Ina Maria Shikongo.

 

Phase down of plastics – the low hanging fruit for Russian oil demand destruction 
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According to an analysis recently presented by the Centre for International Environmental Law (CIEL) plastic production was responsible for respectively nearly 9% and 8% of the EU’s final fossil gas and oil consumption in 2020. The EU's seven biggest oil- and gas-consuming countries for plastics production are the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Spain, France, Italy and Poland. They are also responsible for 77% of all plastic packaging waste in the EU.

 

Anti-invasion campaigner: Time to step on the gas
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‘A complete ban on oil and gas imports from Russia could end this war tomorrow’ – Ukrainian Svitlana Romanko

Banks Have Ukrainian Blood on Their Hands
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Citi is not alone. Together with JPMorgan Chase, HSBC, and Crédit Agricole, it collectively provided more than 12 billion dollars of loans for Russian oil and gas companies in the run up to Russia's full scale military invasion.

Fueling Genocide: Western Financial Institutions Must Stop Supporting Russia
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JPMorgan Chase, HSBC, Citi, and Crédit Agricole have provided in total more than 12 billion dollars of loans for Russian oil and gas companies in the run up to Russia’s full-scale military invasion and continued providing financial services for them after Putin started the massacre.