The public view of the fossil fuel industry has been deteriorating for quite some time now. This week, a series of powerful actions is showing disapproval is at a serious high.
It was foreshadowed by Norwegian oil and gas giant Statoil’s rebranding last week, announcing they’d be called Equinor from here on out. Why?:
Statoil will rebrand itself Equinor because “a name with ‘oil’ as a component is a disadvantage” in recruiting young talent. Who knows, it might be even more effective to stop drilling in Arctic, Great Australian Bighthttps://t.co/j9o02KyRPB
— Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) May 15, 2018
From streets in Benin and Nigeria, to outside shareholders’ meetings in Europe – people made it clear this week: we won’t tolerate fossil fuel projects any longer. It’s 2018, and a climate crisis is unfolding all around us. We want a 100% renewable future that works for everyone, we’re already building