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.
Livestream: Can, and Should, Fossil Fuel Companies be Obligated to Take Back Their CO2?
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.
Opinion: We used to force oil companies to clean up their messes. Why is climate change different?
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.
Canada’s oil industry stands at a crossroads: Decarbonize or suffer energy-transition shock
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.
Getting to net zero through extended producer responsibility
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.
Opinion: How to force Big Oil to pay for carbon cleanup
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.
Opinion: A carbon takeback obligation is the answer to the debate over CCUS
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.
What the invasion of Ukraine means for the IPCC’s latest climate change report
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.
Opinion: A surprising agreement on how to produce our oil and gas responsibly
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 in The Globe & Mail Letters to the Editor: “Government should use regulation to require oil and gas companies to find solutions.”
Hugh Helferty expresses the need for a Carbon Takeback Obligation in The Globe and Mail's Letters to the Editor.