Hugh Helferty speaks to Air Quality News for the September issue's "Big Interview," discussing the course of his career and how his experience led him to found PACE and advocate for a Carbon Takeback Obligation in order to reach net zero by 2050.
Hugh Helferty, Margriet Kuijper, and Myles Allen join Andrew Revkin's Sustain What webcast, a Columbia Climate School Earth Institute series, to discuss the reasoning behind the Carbon Takeback Obligation.
Hugh Helferty publishes article in The Hill in response to the Senate passing the Inflation Reduction Act. While a landmark step in the right direction, the bill still fails to hold fossil fuel producers accountable for their carbon emissions.
Hugh Helferty and Jane Savage publish article in Corporate Knights calling for the Canadian government and the Canadian oil and gas industry to take immediate, decisive action towards carbon emissions.
Hugh Helferty publishes article in Journal of Advanced Manufacturing and Processing explaining the model of extended producer responsibility through a Carbon Takeback Obligation, first in the oil and gas industry and then in manufacturing as a whole.
Hugh Helferty and Margriet Kuijper publish article in The San Francisco Chronicle responding to ExxonMobil and Chevron's annual shareholder meetings, where over two thirds of their respective shareholders rejected proposals to set medium-term and long-term targets for aligning their greenhouse gas emissions with the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Hugh Helferty, Jane Savage and Myles Allen publish article in Canada's National Observer addressing the debate in Canada over carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) tax credits.
Hugh Helferty and Myles Allen publish article in The Conversation explaining how a Carbon Takeback Obligation would be the solution to both the climate crisis emphasized by the IPCC and the problems with over reliance on fuel from unreliable states, as emphasized by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Hugh Helferty and Myles Allen publish article in The Houston Chronicle explaining that we don't need to pit environmental responsibility against meeting society's energy needs with oil and gas. Instead, a Carbon Takeback Obligation could achieve both goals.
Hugh Helferty expresses the need for a Carbon Takeback Obligation in The Globe and Mail's Letters to the Editor.