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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. He is a senior Research Fellow at the University of Bath and Director of the Tobacco Tactics team at the Tobacco Control Research Group, which is a partner in the global tobacco industry watchdog, STOP.

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Big Oil Uses Ukraine Crisis to Push for Expansion of Dirty US Fossil Fuels

Decreasing our use of gas is a way of not only deescalating the conflict but also acting on climate change.

Andy Rowell ·


Norway Claims to Be a Climate Leader, But It's a Mirage

Norway might claim to be leading the field when it comes to climate action, but in reality it is a climate laggard and still a fossil fuel pioneer. The devil is always in the details.

Andy Rowell ·


The UK Called "Climate Laggard" for Failing to Join Beyond Oil & Gas Alliance

To put it mildly, this is a disgrace for a country that keeps trying to argue that it is leading the way on climate.

Andy Rowell ·


The Dirty Dozen Central Banks Are Still Fuelling Climate Chaos as the World Burns

"The climate crisis is too dire and too urgent for such critical institutions to be dawdling when they could be leading the finance sector in a new, climate-safe direction."

Andy Rowell ·


Despite Climate Crisis, Governments Failing to Use Covid Stimulus for Green Recovery

The pandemic offers a perfect opportunity to build back better and accelerate the world's transition to renewables, but only 10% of the $17 trillion global bailout is expected to have a positive environmental impact.

Andy Rowell ·



John Kerry Tells Big Oil to Stop Resisting Energy Transition or "You’re Going to End up on the Wrong Side of This Battle."

The pandemic has "accelerated the energy transition," from which "oil demand may never recover."

Andy Rowell ·


It's Time for Biden to Join With the EU's Mission to Phase-Out Fossil Fuel Subsidies

The EU’s move comes at a perfect time for the new Biden Administration and is a clear signal that the Union wants to work with the U.S. in driving clean energy and ending our fossil fuel addiction.

Andy Rowell ·

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