Feb 052013
 
By Yann Louvel, on Feb 5, 2013. Climate and Energy Campaign Coordinator for the BankTrack network.

Five years after mentioning the idea for the first time, the ‘big bang’ happened on the eve of the Christmas holidays: Crédit Agricole finally published its first six energy sector policies, covering coal power plants, oil and gas, shale gas, hydropower and nuclear power. While these bring some interesting developments – such as the exclusion of some finance for artic drilling and tar sands – they are plagued by multiple loopholes, and fall very short of the mark relative to BankTrack’s demands and what is needed for a true energy transition.

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Feb 042013
 
By Ben Collins, on Feb 4, 2013. Research and policy campaigner with RAN‘s Energy and Finance Program. Originally published on the Understory.

Alpha Natural Resources’s lawyers have had their hands full with environmental litigation lately, as we detail in a RAN Coal Risk Update released today. During 2012, environmental groups filed multiple lawsuits against Alpha over alleged water contamination from selenium at the company’s mountaintop removal mines.

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