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Conservatives attack companies for being too 'woke' on climate

Conservatives attack companies for being too 'woke' on climate

Conservatives in the U.S. have targeted firms for their environmental policies, but many companies are standing their ground.
Private equity still investing billions in dirty energy

Private equity still investing billions in dirty energy despite pledge to clean up

Carlyle, Warburg Pincus and KKR are the worst offenders according to a new scorecard of private equity climate risks
An Iowa powerbroker plans to make a windfall from piping ethanol emissions

An Iowa powerbroker plans to make a windfall from piping ethanol emissions

Landowners and environmentalists are joining together to oppose the "Midwest Carbon Express."
Private equity’s dirty dozen: the 12 US firms funding dirty energy projects

Private equity’s dirty dozen: the 12 US firms funding dirty energy projects

A report, shared exclusively with the Guardian, provides a snapshot of industry’s involvement in some of the country’s most controversial fossil fuel investments.

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COP26: Has demonizing Big Oil backfired?

Fossil fuels will be with us for decades, no matter what pledges are made at the UN climate summit in Glasgow. With banks and pension funds cutting investment, who will control oil, gas and coal supply in the future?
Private equity funds, sensing profit in tumult, are propping up oil

Private equity funds, sensing profit in tumult, are propping up oil

These secretive investment companies have pumped billions of dollars into fossil fuel projects, buying up offshore platforms, building new pipelines and extending lifelines to coal power plants.
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Bitcoin power plant is turning a 12,000-year-old glacial lake into a hot tub

The fossil fuel power plant that a private equity firm revived to mine bitcoin is at it again. Not content to just pollute the atmosphere in pursuit of a volatile crypto asset with little real-world utility, this experiment in free marketeering is also dumping tens of millions of gallons of hot water into glacial Seneca Lake in upstate New York.

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