by Kevin Crowley and Akshat Rathi, Bloomberg
- Exxon Mobil is raising its yearly emissions to 17% by 2025, releasing an additional 21 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year according to the companies own assessment of its $210 billion investment strategy
- New investment and growth plans come after the company experienced losses during the pandemic and the collapse of oil demand
- The largest U.S. oil producer has never made a commitment to lower oil and gas output, planned to become carbon neutral, nor have they ever publicly disclosed its forecasts for its own emissions
- Exxon does not account for emissions from customers burning their fuel, meaning their new growth strategy would account for and additional 100 million tons of CO2
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Nina TurnerEnergy Programs and Communications Coordinator
Janina is a graduate of the Energy Management and Design program at Sonoma State University with experience in non-profits that specialize in sustainability and volunteerism.