Víctor Quilaqueo / Translated by Territorio de Ideas. Mar del Plata’s federal judge Santiago Martín decided to uphold the precautionary measure that prevents the Equinor-YPF-Shell consortium from starting oil and gas exploration activities in ultra-deep waters in the Argentine Sea.1 The resolution points out the lack of scientific rigor and serious omissions in Equinor’s impact … Seguir leyendo Measure Temporarily Halting Equinor’s Offshore Exploratory Drilling Campaign Ratified
For several weeks, the Assembly for a SEA FREE of oil companies has been holding a vigil at the gates of the Federal Court N°2, waiting for the resolution of Judge Santiago Martin, convinced that the organisation and struggle of the people are essential to stop the installation of offshore oil platforms in our territory. … Seguir leyendo The struggle of the coastal communities defines!!! The precautionary measure is still in force!
September 2022 From the Assemblies of coastal communities of Argentina, we salute and embrace the peoples of Norway and of The Netherlands who are expressing their opposition to the advance of extractivism over the sea, and we thank them for their support and solidarity in this struggle. We feel as brothers and sisters because the … Seguir leyendo Message from the Asambleas por un MAR LIBRE de petroleras to the people of Norway and the Netherlands who defend the sea
Fotos: Asamblea por un mar libre de petroleras By OPSur / Translated by Territorio de Ideas.- In December 2021, Al Cook, Executive Vice President at Equinor, stated that the company “aspires to be a leader in energy transition” and that the agreement entered into with oil company YPF underlines those goals in Argentina. “We strive … Seguir leyendo Equinor, an oil company from the past
By Víctor Quilaqueo y Hernán Scandizzo* of OPSur / Translated by Territorio de Ideas. In the last days of December 2021, Argentina’s Ministry of Environment authorized a seismic survey campaign in the blocks 100, 108, and 114 in the Northern Argentine Basin, at around 300 kilometers off the coast of Buenos Aires. The government’s decision … Seguir leyendo Oil Companies at Sea: Energy Transition as Extractivism’s Flagship Program
Argentina recently announced plans to start producing green hydrogen at scale in Patagonia. Will it succeed? By Julián Reingold / Energy Monitor.- Argentina has pledged a green recovery back from unsustainable debt and Covid-19. However, there are contradictions. On the one hand, it supports the production of “green” hydrogen from solar and wind power; on the … Seguir leyendo Argentina’s troubled road towards green hydrogen
Construction of multibillion-dollar plant threatens Indigenous land rights and the natural environment, critics say. By Amy Booth / Al Jazeera.- The remote steppes of Argentina’s Rio Negro province are home to a rich, biodiverse ecosystem that for millennia has been disturbed only by the strong Patagonian winds. Now, these windswept plains could become the site of … Seguir leyendo Activists raise red flag over Argentina’s green hydrogen project
Meet the communities fighting fracking with Friends of the Earth After 8 years of campaigning by local groups and NGOs, the UK government announced a moratorium on fracking in November 2019. This was a huge victory for the climate and shows what can be achieved when communities join together for a common goal. But as … Seguir leyendo What’s wrong with fracking?
In this report we trace the history of the concept of energy poverty and question it. Understanding energy as a social right and not a commodity, in the text we look at different experiences of popular organisation for access to this common good. With this objective in mind, we reconstruct experiences of the struggle for … Seguir leyendo Report: Electricity belongs to the people
September 16, 2021 .- In the midst of political instability, the Government plans to grant oil companies fiscal ease for 20 years through a new law promoting hydrocarbon investments. The draft, submitted yesterday, aims at encouraging fracking, offshore operations, and underground gas storage, widely challenged practices due to their socio-environmental impact. Once more, energy policy decisions … Seguir leyendo Same Old Story: A Hydrocarbon Law with its Eyes on Exports and the Dollars they Could Bring In