• $271bn of capital at risk in Canadian oil sands, says Carbon Tracker

    04 November 2014

    Companies developing oil sands in Canada risk wasting $271 billion of capital on projects that would be uneconomic at an oil price below $95/barrel, the Carbon Tracker Initiative (CTI) has warned.

  • People moves

    07 October 2014

    A round-up of the latest new appointments and moves in the industry, including changes at Actiam, Alliance Trust and Roth Capital Partners

  • Carbon Tracker identifies potential stranded assets in oil majors

    15 August 2014

    Projected capital expenditure by Total and ExxonMobil is more heavily dependent on high oil prices than that of other oil majors, according to the Carbon Tracker Initiative (CTI), a financial think tank.

  • Will there be blood?

    16 July 2014

    The stranded carbon assets debate has gathered steam in the wake of a new report on the oil sector and after fossil fuel giants addressed the issue for the first time. What are the implications for investors, asks Peter Cripps.

  • Shell underestimates 'stranded assets' risk, says Carbon Tracker

    09 July 2014

    Royal Dutch Shell is underestimating the risk that some of its oil and gas reserves could become 'stranded assets' as a result of action to combat climate change, according to the Carbon Tracker Initiative (CTI), a financial sector think tank.

  • European Commission backs CCS project with €300m

    08 July 2014

    The UK's Capture Power consortium was today awarded a €300 million ($408 million) grant by the European Commission to develop its White Rose carbon capture and storage (CCS) project near Selby, Yorkshire.

  • Shell considers 'stranded assets' risk when screening projects

    29 May 2014

    The possibility that certain oil and gas assets may become 'stranded' as a result of government regulations to combat climate change is included in contingency plans when Royal Dutch Shell assesses potential new projects, a company spokesman said.

  • Shell rubbishes 'stranded assets' theory

    19 May 2014

    Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has dismissed concerns around 'stranded assets', claiming the idea is "alarmist", in a letter to shareholders.

  • World's first gas-based CCS project wins UK government support

    24 February 2014

    The UK government has agreed to fund an engineering and design study for what could become the world's first carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at a gas-fired power plant.

  • Braine takes reins at IETA

    03 December 2013

    The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) has appointed Bruce Braine, a vice-president responsible for strategic policy analysis at American Electric Power, as its new chairman. He replaces David Hone, senior climate change adviser at Shell, who is stepping down after three years in the role.