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The US Oil/Gas Industry and the War in Ukraine

May, 2022

This research details an active effort from the US oil and gas industry capitalize on the war in Ukraine to advocate for long-standing policy asks relating to the continued expansion of oil and gas. The research looks at the month following the invasion of Ukraine on the 24th February 2022. This has happened across social media, traditional media, public presentations, investor calls, and direct interactions with America’s policymakers. This lobbying behavior mirrors that seen from the oil and gas industry following the COVID-19 crisis.

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The Automotive Sector and Climate Change

May 2022

InfluenceMap's new interactive Automotive Climate Tool for the first time combines leading analysis of the automotive sector's climate policy engagement, with industry-standard IHS Markit data on automakers' zero-emissions vehicle production strategies.

The US Insurance Sector and Climate-Related Financial Regulation

May, 2022

Despite a growing consensus among financial regulators that climate change poses significant risks to the insurance sector, industry associations representing the largest US insurance companies have been actively engaged in efforts to weaken and delay emerging climate-related insurance regulation at both the federal and state levels.

The U.S. Power Sector and Climate Policy

April 2022

Utilities carry significant clout in policymaking processes, particularly at the subnational level, and have a critical role to play in advancing the legislation and regulation needed to mitigate climate change. This report analyzes the climate policy engagement of the 25 largest investor-owned energy utilities in the U.S., covering over 80% of the total market cap of publicly listed utilities. The results show a wide spectrum of engagement with climate policy, indicating a highly fractured sector in terms of climate policy positioning.

InfluenceMap in the News

Big Oil's Real Agenda on Climate Change

March 27, 2019

The oil majors have spent over $1Bn since Paris on narrative capture, climate branding, and lobbying on climate change.

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InfluenceMap testifies before Senate Democrats

October 29, 2019

InfluenceMap Executive Director Dylan Tanner outlines how fossil fuel vested interests continue to hold back urgently needed US climate change policy.

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Climate Change Action Stymied by Australian Business Lobby

September 23, 2020

The Minerals Council of Australia, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the NSW Minerals Council named as the three organizations most responsible for undermining climate policy in Australia.

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Japan business lobby denies climate change sabotage claim

October 13, 2020

Keidanren director Masami Hasegawa says decarbonization is not the only goal that matters.