State-owned oil companies are acting more nimble than the private oil majors: globally, state-owned fossil fuel firms are investing in renewables

State-owned oil companies are acting more nimble than the private majors.  In Denmark, Norway, France and Saudi Arabia, gigantic state-owned oil companies are becoming some of the biggest players in renewables. Denmark’s DONG (Danish Oil and Gas) Energy is the leading offshore wind developer. Norway’s Statoil parlayed its pioneer R&D in offshore oil platforms into global leadership in floating offshore …

EJ input to the Clean Power Plan, in Chicago and Illinois

…“There should be hard restrictions on the purchase of credits by generators in environmental justice communities,” said Juliana Pino, policy director of the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO), whose members fought to close Chicago’s coal plants. “So-called waste-to-energy facilities are in no way carbon neutral. This is particularly salient for communities like Little Village that have [closed] coal plant facilities …

How Mossack Fonseca (Panama Papers firm) went beyond simply creating shell companies to helping and suggesting how US clients escape tax rules

 The law firm at the center of the Panama Papers scandal, Mossack Fonseca, helped many of its American clients evade U.S. tax and transparency laws, according to an investigation by the New York Times published Monday.  Documents including “confidential emails, copies of passports, ledgers of bank transactions and even the various code names used to refer to clients” show that …