Andy Rowell

Andy Rowell is a staff blogger for Oil Change International in addition to working as a freelance writer and investigative journalist who specializes in environmental, health and lobbying issues. Follow him on Twitter: @andy_rowell

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Friday, May 19, 2017
“Fossil Fuels Have Lost. The Rest of the World Just Doesn’t Know It Yet”
Fossil fuels have lost,” argues Eddie O’Connor, chief executive of Irelands’s Mainstream Renewable Power company, before adding: “The rest of the world just doesn’t know it yet.” O’Connor was speaking to the influential business newspaper, the Financial Times , in a must-read 4000 word article...
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Monday, May 15, 2017
We Are on Cusp of 'Deepest, Most Consequential Disruption of Transportation in History'
“We are on the cusp of the fastest, deepest, most consequential disruption of transportation in history.” Within ten years, we may witness a radical technological shake up in the way we drive as people switch from petrol and diesel engines to self-drive electric vehicles. The cars will be owned by...
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Friday, March 24, 2017
Climate Denier Trump Takes Us into “Unchartered Territory” with KXL
Later today, the Trump administration is expected to announce the approval of the highly controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline has been the subject of a major battle between environmentalists and the oil industry for years and was rejected by the Obama Administration. We have known for a...
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Monday, March 13, 2017
Will Merkel Stand up to Trump on Climate?
The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has her first face to face meeting with President Trump tomorrow when she visits Washington. It has been described as a “make or break” meeting between two of the world’s most powerful people. The agenda is set to include discussions on the global economy,...
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Trump to Rip Up Rules that Will “Cost Billions in Pollution & Cause 120,000 Premature Deaths”
Later today, Donald Trump will make his first address to Congress, where he is expected to outline an “historic increase in defence spending” at the expense of foreign aid and environmental protection programmes. Yesterday, the White House outlined a massive $54bn increase in expenditure on the...
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Friday, February 17, 2017
Hey "Polluting Pruitt" – What Are you Trying to Hide?
As the world reacts to President Trump’s chaotic turkey-shoot politics it is easy to get sucked into the headlines, but miss the real news. Later today, Scott “Polluting Pruitt” could be confirmed as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, after a vote in the Senate. The fact that Pruitt,...
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Seven Issues that Could Have Rex on the Ropes
There could be fireworks on Capital Hill today when Democratic members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee finally grill Rex Tillerson on his potential nomination as Secretary of State. Tillerson may also face hostile questioning from Republican Senator Marco Rubio, who if he votes with the...
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Sunday, December 04, 2016
Kinder Morgan Pipeline Might Be Canada’s DAPL
In the end, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, for all his suave talk of being a new progressive politician, who would era in a new type of politics, turned out disappointingly to be like all the rest. His suit is cut from the same old cloth. And like a classic politician he spoke in Orwellian...
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Monday, November 21, 2016
Meet Donald the Climate Clown
Later today in Stockholm, a conference organized by the business group, the International Chamber of Commerce, examines “ Bridging the Climate Change Policy Gap .” The conference flier asks the question, that post the historic Paris climate change agreement “where do we go from here?” In moving...
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Decades of Denial Lead to Exxon’s “New Climate Reality”
Earlier this week it was announced that we had entered a new era of “ climate change reality” , with scientists warning that carbon dioxide has permanently passed the symbolic threshold of 400 ppm. It is not expected to fall below that limit again for generations. According to the World...
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