Oil is the second biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions after coal. It’s responsible for about 27 per cent of the CO2 we release into the atmosphere. If we don’t start moving beyond oil
now, the costs we pass on to our children will be unbearable.
We’re campaigning for a world beyond oil - a world that's cleaner, healthier and more peaceful. We won’t get there
overnight, but we need to make a start…
Where we are now
Traffic in London
At the moment, oil is being used to power
most of our vehicles, making us all dependent on it in some way - to get our
food, to go to work, to see our loved ones.
Posted by ben — 12 November 2010 at 6:30pm
Campaigner Vicky Wyatt with the papers for the legal challenge
Ben Ayliffe, one of our climate campaigners, writes about the reasons behind the legal case:
Former BP boss Tony Hawyard's recent mea culpa over Deepwater Horizon reminded me of an interview he gave to the company's in-house magazine in 2008. Hayward, it was claimed, "has the advantages of a scientist's clarity of mind, combined with a lifelong BP man's human understanding," the eulogy concluding that BP "is in good hands." Whilst the Gulf of Mexico disaster went on to illustrate the price of such hubris, Hayward's admission that the catastrophe was one "that all our corporate deliberations had told us simply could not happen" raises questions about how government and investors assess the risks of unconventional oil.