In English – Selected documents

1. Background reports

Pérez, Alfons, 2018: Global Gas Lock-in: Bridge to nowhere. Gas extraction, infrastructure, policy. RLS/ODG, 2018 (download). Hard copies for free, mail to: info.brussels@rosalux.org.

FOEE, 2017: Can the climate afford Europe’s gas addiction? Briefing on the role of gas in Europe, its impact on climate and on its compatibility with Europe’s climate and energy objectives (published together with the Anderson and Broderick scientific study).

CEO, 2017: The Great Gas Lock-in: Industry lobbying behind the EU push for new gas infrastructure. The lobbying firepower of the gas industry in Brussels and how it is successfully locking us into a fossil fuelled future of unnecessary gas infrastructure. (Short in time? Watch the 2 min. video for a summary)

RLS/ODG, 2017: Global Gas Lock-in: Bridge to Disaster. Flyer/Map. Gas extraction, infrastructure, policy. Hard copies for free, mail to: info.bruessel@rosalux.org.

 

2. Blogs, news, journals

Kieninger, Frida, 2018: “Renewable Gas” Is Not Clean or Green. Food&Water Europe, 23.03.2018.

OilChange International, 2017: Burning the Gas ‘Bridge fuel’ myth. November 2017.

McKibben, Bill, 2016: Global Warming’s Terrifying New Chemistry. The Nation, March 23, 2016.

Smolker, Rachel, 2016: Know Where Your Bridge Is Going Before You Build It. Huffington, Jan 05, 2016.

WWF, 2017: EU gas infrastructure and EFSI: time for change. WWF Briefing Paper.

Transport & Environment, 2016: Natural gas in vehicles – on the road to nowhere.

Greenpeace, US: Natural Gas & Climate Change: A Bridge to Nowhere.

 

3. Methane

Methane – the debate in scientific articles

Anderson, Kevin and John Broderic, 2017 (FOEE): Natural gas and climate change. Scientific study and meta-analysis on the compatibility of consuming gas with Europe’s climate commitment.

Howarth, Robert W., 2016: Methane emissions. The greenhouse gas footprint of natural gas. A thesis paper.

Howarth, Robert W. and Emission Control Technologies, 2015: Methane emissions and climatic warming risk from hydraulic fracturing and shale gas development: implications for policy, p. 45–54.

Brandt et al., 2014. Methane Leaks from North American Natural Gas Systems.

Miller et al., 2013. Anthropogenic emissions of methane in the United States.

 

Methane – blogs, journals, news, powerpoints

LINGO, 2018: Methane and Dual Accounting at the UNFCCC

Chris Le Fevre, 2017: Methane emissions – from blind spot to spotlight. Oxford Institute for Energy studies (paper on how methane estimates are produced).

McKenna, Phil, 2017: EPA’s Methane Estimates for Oil and Gas Sector Under Investigation. Inside Climate News.

Mainwood, Paul, 2017: A modest proposal to the International Energy Authority. Oil Change International (on the underestimation of renewables growth).

Shahan, Zachary, 2017: IEA Gets Hilariously Slammed For Obsessively Inaccurate Renewable Energy Forecasts. Clean Technica (on underestimation of renewables growth)

Howarth, Robert W., 2016: Powerpoint: Natural Gas, Methane, and Climate Change after COP21. Presented at Fossil Fuel Lock-in conference in Brussels, 2016.

Howarth, Robert W., 2016: Powerpoint: Methane and the greenhouse gas footprint of shale gas. Presented at 100% Renewable Denton Town Hall Meeting in Texas, 2016.

 

Methane – public institutions and industry

Rasmussen, Carol, 2018: NASA-led study solves a methane puzzle. NASA (on new NASA study about the recent methane rise in the atmosphere, see nature website and the study).

IEA, 2017: Electricity Information (and overview of this book).

BP, 2017: BP Statistical Review of world energy.

 

4. Gas projects in Europe

Southern Gas Corridor & TAP

CEE Bankwatch: Website: Southern Gas Corridor. Website on the mega pipeline. With all news, publications, background, and key facts. This system of mega-pipelines meant to bring gas from Azerbaijan to Europe, is unnecessary for Europe’s declining gas demand. But the billions in public investments will boost Azerbaijan’s dictatorial regime and cause upheaval for transit communities in Turkey, Greece, Albania and Italy.

CEE Bankwatch: Walking the Line. WebDocumentary on the Southern Gas Corridor.

CounterBalance, 2017: The TAP Project: identified non-compliance with the Equator Principles. The report warns potential commercial bank investors to steer clear of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) owing to the project’s non-compliance with the Equator Principles, a set of risk management guidelines for project finance adopted by 89 commercial banks around the world.

 

MidCat/STEP

FOEE, 2018: MythCat – Debunking the glory of the MidCat gas pipeline between France and Spain.

 

Nord Stream 2

NABU, 2018: Pipeline passing through marine protected areas? Nord Stream 2 will cause damage to sensitive ecosystems.

 

5. Extractivism and Fracking

North Africa

Hamouchene, Hamza, 2016: The Struggle for Energy Democracy in the Maghreb. RLS North Africa (on energy production for Europe, and the disregard of the people in areas of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia to that. Introduction for climate activists to these North African countries, providing an overview of the region’s popular struggles for climate justice).

 

Fracking in UK

MedAct: Health & Fracking – the impacts and opportunity costs.

FOE UK: Stop Fracking Action Pack.

 

Vaca Muerta, Argentina

OpSur, 2018: Vaca Muerta Megaproject: A fracking carbon bomb in Patagonia (about the climate impacts and risk of the megafracking project).

OpSur, 2018: Winners and losers in Argentina in the age of unconventional hydrocarbons (about the financial side of the megafracking project).

Platform/OpSur, 2017: BP’s Fracking Secrets: Pan-American Energy and Argentina’s shale mega-project.

 

6. Organizing & Direct Action

Organizing Cools the Planet

Beautiful Trouble – A toolbox for Revolution

 

7. Videos

Gastivists: Stopping a fossil fuel lock-in, Kevin Buckland and Lucia Armino, 2018.

This is not a pipe – The “treachery” of the EU gas plans. CounterBalance, 2018.

Natural gas: dangerous for the climate, lightens the wallet. Samuel Martín-Sosa, 2017, Ecologistas en Acción, explains the dangers of natural gas and why Europe doesn’t need more gas infrastructure. Subtitles in English.

 

8. Powerpoints

EU policy on gas and the European gas landscape. Frida Kieninger, Food & Water Europe, 2017.

LNG or pipeline global supply chains, gas markets and prices. Alfons Perez, ODG, 2017

United States LNG export policy and trends. Scott Edwards, Food & Water Watch, 2017.

Oil and Gas Struggles in Nigeria. Nnimmo Bassey, Health of Mother Earth Foundation, 2017.

Fire Power of the Gas Lobby. Pascoe Sabido, Corporate Europe Observatory, 2017.

Webinar: European gas landscape. Food & Water Europe, Friends of the Earth Europe, 2017.

 

9. Link up with others resisting gas

Fossil Tracker has a worldwide map of new fossil fuel projects.

List of the Harmed of those who have suffered impacts from fracking and pipelines.

Audi-Dor, 2017: Global Gas Lock-In: Linking North-South Resistance. Report of international gas meeting in Brussels, 21-23 Sep 2017.

Buckland, Kevin, 2016: Fossil fuel Lock-in: Why gas is a falso solution. Report of international gas meeting, 26-28 Sept 2016.

 

10. Free hard copies

Pérez, Alfons, 2018: Global Gas Lock-in: Bridge to nowhere (booklet). RLS/ODG. You can order printed copies for free: info.brussels@rosalux.org.

RLS/ODG, 2017: Global Gas Lock-in: Bridge to disaster (flyer/map). Gas extraction, infrastructure, policy. You can order PRINTED COPIES of flyer/map FOR FREE (you can order boxes of maps for your activities): info.bruessel@rosalux.org.