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Eco-activism: Greenpeace, the oil industry and the Stuart Oil Shale project in Australia

Author: Orsato, Renato INSEAD Area: Economics and Political SciencePublisher: Fontainebleau : INSEAD, 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 30 p.Type of document: INSEAD CaseNote: Latest version available via https://publishing.insead.eduAbstract: The case uses data to expose that modern societies will remain highly dependent on oil for years to come. The Stuart oil shale project in Australia was based in such a rationale but its (high) environmental impact caused strong opposition from Greenpeace and local stakeholders, culminating in its closure in 2004. Pedagogical Objectives: The case addresses: (1) Government policies for the supply of energy; (2) Strategic choices for oil companies (3) The process of building a successful eco-activist campaign (4) The global effects of local activities (climate change caused by the burning of oil); and (5) Local impacts of global activities (bleaching in the barrier reef due to global warming).
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The case addresses:
(1) Government policies for the supply of energy;
(2) Strategic choices for oil companies
(3) The process of building a successful eco-activist campaign
(4) The global effects of local activities (climate change caused by the burning of oil); and
(5) Local impacts of global activities (bleaching in the barrier reef due to global warming).

The case uses data to expose that modern societies will remain highly dependent on oil for years to come. The Stuart oil shale project in Australia was based in such a rationale but its (high) environmental impact caused strong opposition from Greenpeace and local stakeholders, culminating in its closure in 2004.

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