All languages – collection of documents

  1. Background reports
  2. Blogs, news, journals
  3. Methane
  4. Gas projects in Europe
  5. Extractivism and Fracking
  6. Organizing & Direct Action
  7. Videos
  8. Powerpoints
  9. Link up with others resisting gas
  10. Free hard copies

 

1. Background reports

In English:

Pérez, Alfons, 2018: Global Gas Lock-in: Bridge to nowhere. Gas extraction, infrastructure, policy (download). 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). Available in many languages/Cloud: Italian, German, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Latvian, Croatian and Slovenian.

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.

 

En Español:

Pérez, Alfons, 2018: La Trampa Global del Gas. Un puente a ninguna parte. Folleto sobre la extracción global de gas, las infraestructuras de gas y la política del gas en la UE. RLS/ODG. Copias impresas del folleto gratis, mail to: info.bruessel@rosalux.org.

CEO, 2017: Atrapados por el Gas. El lobby oculto tras el impulso de la UE a las infraestructuras gasísticas (Poco tiempo? Ve el video de 2 min. para un resumen).

 

En Français:

Pérez, Alfons, 2018: Le Piège Mondial du Gaz. Desastre Droit Devant. RLS/ODG. La brochure peut être commandée gratuitement auprès de: info.bruessel@rosalux.org.

CEO, 2017: l’Europe enlisé dans le gaz. Les lobbies derrière la politique européenne de développement des infrastructures gazières. (Peu de temps? Regarde le video de 2 min. pour un résumé.)

 

In Deutsch:

Pérez, Alfons, 2018: Globaler Gas Lock-In. Brücke ins Nirgendwo. RLS/ODG. Die Booklets können kostenlos bestellt werden bei: info.bruessel@rosalux.org.

 

2. Blogs, news, journals

In English:

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.

 

En Español:

Kieninger, Frida, 2018: El llamado “gas renovable” ni es limpio, ni es ecológico. Food and Water Europe.

Martín-Sosa, Samuel, 2016: Nuevas infraestructuras de gas deficitarias con dinero público a costa del clima. Sobre los Proyectos de Interés Común (PICs). Lamarea, enero 2018.

Perez, Alfons y Samuel Martín-Sosa, 2017: La obsesión europea por el gas: del cambio climático al dinero público. Sobre la apuesta Europea para el gas natural. El Confidencial, agosto 2017.

Martín-Sosa, Samuel, 2016: ¡Es el metano, estúpido! El Español, 01.11.2016.

Martín-Sosa, Samuel, 2016: En Europa, el cambio climático llegará por tuberías y en barco. Sobre la apuesta Europea para el gas natural y los objetivos climáticos de la UE. El Diario, 18 abril 2016.

 

In Deutsch:

Weis, Laura, 2016: Erdgas kann Erneuerbare verdrängen. Klimaretter, 28.01.2016.

Chronik der Gasunfälle in Österreich. Kurier.at, 12.12.2017.

 

3. Methane

Methane – the debate in scientific articles

In English:

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. Summary of the study in many different languages in this Cloud for download.

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.

 

In Deutsch:

FOEE, 2017: Erdgas und Klimawandel. Zusammenfassung der englischen Studie von Anderson und Broderic.

Howarth, Robert W., 2016: Methan Emissionen. Der Treibhausgas-Fußabdruck von Erdgas. Ein Thesenpapier.

 

Methane – blogs, journals, news, powerpoints

In English:

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. Paul Mainwood, 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.

 

In Deutsch:

Fell, Hans-Josef, 2018: Erdgas ist Teil des Klimaproblems und keine Lösung. Blog of Hans-Josef Fell, Februar 2018.

Staud, Toralf, 2018: Die Lösung des Methan-Puzzles. Süddeutsche Zeitung, 16.2.2018.

 

Methane – public institutions and industry

In English:

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

In English:

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

In English:

FOEE, 2018: MythCat – Debunking the glory of the MidCat gas pipeline between France and Spain. In Several languages to download.

 

In French:

Mediapart, 2017: Gazoduc Step : la connexion au marché européen de l’énergie.

Alternatiba, 2017: STEP / MidCat. Fact sheet.

 

LNG Terminal Brunsbüttel, Germany:

In German:

LNG Terminal in Brunsbüttel konterkariert Energiewende- und Klimaschutzgesetz und generiert Investitionsruine. Pressemitteilung und Offener Brief/Stellungnahme zum geplanten LNG-Terminal, Oktober 2018.

 

Nord Stream 2

In English:

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

 

In Deutsch:

NABU, 2018: Gaspipelines durch Meeresschutzgebiete? Nord Stream 2 ist unnötiger Eingriff in sensible Ökosysteme.

 

5. Extractivism and Fracking

North Africa

In English:

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).

 

In Arabic:

Hamouchene, Hamza, 2016: The Struggle for Energy Democracy in the Maghreb. RLS North Africa.

 

Fracking in UK

In English:

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

FOE UK: Stop Fracking Action Pack.

 

Vaca Muerta, Argentina

In English:

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.

 

En Español:

Platform/OPSur, 2017: BP, el dueño oculto de fracking: Pan-American Energy y el mega-proyecto Vaca Muerta.

 

6. Organizing & Direct Action

In English:

Organizing Cools the Planet

Beautiful Trouble – A toolbox for Revolution

 

In Deutsch:

Wurzeln im Treibsand (direkter download hier).

 

7. Videos

In English:

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

CounterBalance, 2018: This is not a pipe – The “treachery” of the EU gas plans. Subtitles in Spanish, French and German.

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

 

En Español:

Buckland, Kevin and Lucia Armino, 2018: Gastivists: Rompiendo la cadena al gas natural.

Martín-Sosa, Samuel: Gas natural: peligroso para el clima, malo para los bolsillos. Ecologistas en Acción. Explica los peligros de gas natural, y porque Europa no necesita mas infraestructuras gasísticas.

Gas Natural en Europa y España: Aproximación crítica a su implantación. Transmisión de una mesa redonda sobre gas en España. Incluye presentaciones de expertos y activistas de luchas locales. Madrid, Junio 2017.

 

En Français:

Martín-Sosa, Samuel: Gaz naturel: dangereux pour le climat et nos portefeuilles. Ecologistas en Acción, explique les dangers du gaz naturel et pourquoi l’Europe n’a pas besoin de plus d’infrastructures gazières. Sous-titres en français.

 

In Italiano:

Martín-Sosa, Samuel: Gas naturale: pericoloso per il clima e per il portafoglio. Ecologistas en Acción, spiega i pericoli del gas naturale e perché l’Europa non ha bisogno di più infrastrutture per il gas. Sottotitoli in italiano.

 

8. Powerpoints

In English:

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

In English:

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.In English:

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

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

 

En Español:

La trampa global del gas: pasos para unir la resistencia Norte-Sur. Informe de Noelie Audi-Dor sobre la conferencia del 21 al 23 de septiembre, 2017, en Bruselas.

El callejón sin salida de los combustibles fósiles: por qué el gas no es una solución. Informe de Kevin Buckland sobre la conferencia del 26 al 28 de septiembre, 2016, en Bruselas.

 

En Français:

Le monde enlisé dans le gaz : unification de la résistance nord-sud. Rapport de conférence de Noelie Audi-Dor, 21-23 septembre 2017, à Bruxelles.

Verrouillage des énergies fossiles : pourquoi le gaz est une fausse solution. Rapport de conférence de Kevin Buckland, 26-28 septembre 2016, à Bruxelles.

 

In Deutsch:

Globaler Gas Lock-in: Widerstand in Nord und Süd vernetzen. Bericht zur Konferenz von Noelie Audi-Dor, 21.-23. September 2017 in Brüssel. 

 

10. Free hard copies

In English:

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.

 

In Spanish:

Pérez, Alfons, 2018: La Trampa Global del Gas. Un puente a ninguna parte. Folleto sobre la extracción global de gas, las infraestructuras de gas y la política del gas en la UE. RLS/ODG. Solicite COPIAS IMPRESAS del folleto GRATIS: info.bruessel@rosalux.org.

 

En Français:

Pérez, Alfons, 2018: Le Piège Mondial du Gaz. Desastre Droit Devant. RLS/ODG. La brochure peut être commandée gratuitement auprès de: info.bruessel@rosalux.org.

 

In Deutsch:

Pérez, Alfons, 2018: Globaler Gas Lock-In. Brücke ins Nirgendwo. RLS/ODG. Die Booklets können kostenlos bestellt werden bei: info.bruessel@rosalux.org.