ECO is CROSS and PUZZLED: Where’s the ambition on phasing out fossil fuels?

When Energy Ministers meet today, ECO hopes to hear real talk about ambitious plans to phase out fossil fuels and accelerate the transition to a socially just, renewable energy economy. Because we need to get moving on that now to limit warming to 1.5 degrees – and that’s a matter of life and death for many people. ECO presents a little puzzle to get you warmed up for a robust dialogue on ending the fossil fuel era.

 

 

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3. New wind and solar already cost  _____ to build than coal and gas plants in most regions.

1. This Russian company could be responsible for unlocking the most new oil and gas production to 2050, from projects sanctioned over the next five years.

8. We chant “Make _______ pay!” because corporations must be held accountable for their role in driving the climate crisis.

2. This country’s Commission on Human Rights says 47 "Carbon Majors" could be legally liable for human rights harms resulting from the climate crisis.

10. This shale play in Argentina is the biggest fracking project outside North America. In English, it translates to “dead cow.”

4. This multilat. dev. bank is the first to commit to phase out fossil fuel fin.

11. To 2050, nearly 50% of new oil development in this country could rely on subsidies. This same country is the largest current expander of oil and gas extraction.

5. In the next five years over 200 of the world’s biggest companies could write off USD 250bn in _____ fossil fuel assets.

13. This Anglo-Dutch oil company is on trial for a bribery scheme that cost the Nigerian people USD 1.1bn, and in a civil case over the execution of the Ogoni Nine.

6. Indigenous leaders demand a moratorium on new industrial projects in the Sacred Headwaters of this South American rainforest.

16. First Nations are calling on this government to #RejectTeck, and stop the largest tar sands mine.

7. The International Trade Union Confederation was key to getting these two critical words into the Paris Agreement.

18. The fastest and cheapest way to avoid energy-related emissions especially among the high-consumption class. Hint: Rhymes with efficiency.

9. Type of energy we need to have 100% use of by 2050.

19. This country was the first in the world to prohibit licensing for oil and gas exploration and extraction.

12. For Inuit living in the _____, ice and glacial loss is not just a matter of physical changes, but a threat to lives and livelihoods.

21. ___-grid renewables, not centralized fossil fuel power plants, are the most effective way to deliver energy access to rural areas.

13. A recent report has found that just 10-30% of fossil fuel ______ could pay for a global green energy transition.

22. _____Knew about climate change for decades, yet fueled a colossal denial machine to block meaningful action.

14. A firefighters’ union in this country recently called on the government to urgently phase out fossil fuels.

23. The _______Gap report shows countries are planning to extract 120% more oil, gas & coal in 2030 than is compatible with 1.5C.

15. Global investment in energy ______ stagnated in 2018, yet this “first fuel” is one of the quickest ways to save emissions and money.

24. UN Sec. Gen. António Guterres says this type of plant should no longer be built anywhere.

17. Where most fossil fuels need to stay, with “the”.

25. Fossil gas is ___ a bridge fuel.

20. This G20 country spent an average of USD 5.2bn of public money financing coal from 2016 to 2017.

 

Answers

Across: 3. Less; 8. Polluters; 10. Vaca Muerta; 11. United States; 13. Shell; 16. Canada; 18. Sufficiency; 19. Costa Rica; 21. Off; 22. Exxon; 23. Production; 24. Coal; 25. Not

Down: 1. Gazprom; 2. Philippines; 4. EIB; 5. Stranded; 6. Amazon; 7. Just Transition; 9. Renewable; 12. Arctic; 13. Subsidies; 14. Australia; 15. Efficiency; 17. Ground; 20. Japan

 

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Clues

ground

Where most fossil fuels need to stay, with “the”

Production

The _______Gap report shows countries are planning to extract 120% more oil, gas & coal in 2030 than is compatible with 1.5C.

Not

Fossil gas is ___ a bridge fuel.

Canada

First Nations are calling on this government to #RejectTeck, and stop the largest d tar sands mine.

Renewable

Type of energy we need to have 100% use of by 2050.

Japan

This G20 country spent an average of USD 5.2bn of public money financing coal from 2016 to 2017.

Costa Rica

This country was the first in the world to prohibit licensing for oil and gas exploration and extraction.

Coal

UN Sec. Gen. António Guterres says this type of plant should no longer be built anywhere.

EIB

This multilat. dev. bank is the first to commit to phase-out of fossil fuel fin.

Just Transition

The International Trade Union Confederation was key to getting these two critical words into the Paris Agreement.

United States

To 2050, nearly 50% of new oil development in this country could rely on subsidies. This same country is the largest current expander of oil and gas extraction.

Off

___-grid renewables, not centralized fossil fuel power plants, are the most effective way to deliver energy access to rural areas.

Australia

A firefighters’ union in this country recently called on the government to urgently phase-out fossil fuels.

less

New wind and solar already cost  _____ to build than coal and gas plants in most regions.

Arctic

For Inuit living in the _____, ice and glacial loss is not just a matter of physical changes, but a threat to lives and livelihoods.

Polluters 

We chant “Make _______ pay!” because corporations must be held accountable for their role in driving the climate crisis.

Amazon

Indigenous leaders demand a moratorium on new industrial projects in the Sacred Headwaters of this South American rainforest.

Vaca Muerta

This shale play in Argentina is the biggest fracking project outside North America. In English, it translates to “dead cow.”

Gazprom

This Russian company could be responsible for unlocking the most new oil and gas production from projects sanctioned over the next five years.

Exxon

_____Knew about climate change for decades, yet fueled a colossal denial machine to block meaningful action.

subsidies

A recent report has found that just 10-30% of fossil fuel ______ could pay for a global green energy transition.

stranded

In the next five years over 200 of the world’s biggest companies could write off USD 250bn in _____ fossil fuel assets.

Shell

This Dutch-based oil company is on trial for a bribery scheme that cost the Nigerian people USD 1.1bn, and in a civil case over the execution of the Ogoni Nine.

efficiency

Global investment in energy ______ stagnated in 2018, yet this “first fuel” is one of the quickest ways to save emissions and money.

sufficiency

The fastest and cheapest way to avoid energy-related emissions especially among the high-consumption class.

Philippines

This country’s Commission on Human Rights says 47 "Carbon Majors" could be legally liable for human rights harms resulting from the climate crisis.

 

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