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18/9/2014
ON A HAZY MORNING LAST SEPTEMBER, 144 American and Chinese government officials and high-ranking oil executives filed into a vaulted meeting room in a cloistered campus in south Xi’an, a city famous for its terra-cotta warriors and lethal smog. ...   
12/9/2014
Research has shown that advances in hydraulic fracturing put trillions of dollars' worth of previously unreachable oil and natural gas within grasp. Environmental Costs and Benefits of Fracking Assessed in New Study The environmental ...   
10/9/2014
Despite upcoming climate talks to curb heat-trapping carbon emissions, the U.S. government said Tuesday that global use of oil and other liquid fuels will jump 38% by 2040. World consumption is projected to grow from 87 million barrels ...   
10/9/2014
One icy morning in February 2012, Hillary Clinton's plane touched down in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, which was just digging out from a fierce blizzard. Wrapped in a thick coat, the secretary of state descended the stairs to the snow-covered ...   
9/9/2014
Ministers are determined to get fracking under way in the UK as fast as possible, so it's a 'fait accompli' in time for the election, writes Alex Stevenson. With a firm pro-fracking concensus in Parliament, only one thing can frustrate their ...   
9/9/2014
Fracking has transformed the United States into the world’s largest producer of natural gas, and now Europe is weighing the pros and cons of the controversial technique as it seeks greater energy independence from its chief gas supplier, ...   
7/9/2014
Oil Rush in America, TomDispatch
Whatever you may imagine, “peak oil” has not been discredited as a concept, a statement no less true for “peak fossil fuels.” Think of them instead as postponed. We are, after all, on a finite planet that, by definition, holds a finite amount ...   
5/9/2014
A new poll has found the controversial possibility of fracking operations coming to UK national parks and private land is opposed by the majority of the public. In July, the government revealed that British national parks would be open ...   
4/9/2014
New rules forcing oil and gas producers to cut emissions of potent greenhouse gas methane could be introduced in the US, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief admitted yesterday. Gina McCarthy told a New York Forum yesterday ...   
30/8/2014
The recent call from Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev for "tightening belts" has convinced even optimists that something is deeply wrong with the Russian economy. No doubt the planned tax increases (introduction of a sales tax and ...   
24/8/2014
These are my prepared remarks for a speech I gave at the Boston stop of the People’s Climate March tour, “Building a Movement of Movements: Towards the People’s Climate March in NYC.” Hi, everyone. My name is Sandra Steingraber, and I ...   
24/8/2014
At first glance, the future may look pretty bright for the large Western integrated oil companies like ExxonMobil, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, and Chevron – collectively known as Big Oil. Oil prices have risen dramatically over the past decade and ...   
22/8/2014
Earthworks, a nonprofit which works to protect communities from the impacts of mineral and fossil fuel extraction and promote sustainable energy development, has released a new report showing that the flaring of natural gas waste in just two ...   
21/8/2014
Jin Peisheng, a drilling rig foreman, knows the challenges of trying to extract natural gas from a coal seam under the cornfields here in north-central China. Cracks in the subterranean coal are flooded with water that needs to be pumped ...   
18/8/2014
Activists have superglued themselves to the doors at the entrance of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) building in London, in a protest against fracking. The action was timed to coincide with a number of ...   
16/8/2014
Last Dec. 19 was a gratifying day for John Dernbach. In 162 pages the state's highest court had resurrected a provision in Pennsylvania's Constitution that had long ago faded into obscurity.The forgotten measure is an environmental rights ...   
11/8/2014
Here’s The Script, in four despicable acts: Act 1. Fracking boom goes bust as production from shale gas and tight oil wells stalls out and lurches into decline. Act 2. Oil and gas industry loudly blames anti-fracking ...   
9/8/2014
Shale gas exploration company Tamboran has until the end of next month, the time limit set by Stormont, to make a “drill or drop” decision.If it decides to “drop” and walk away, then the protesters gathered near Belcoo, Co Fermanagh, may ...   
8/8/2014
If it is ever built, the Keystone XL Pipeline will exist for one reason: To move Canadian tar sands oil from remote Alberta to refineries in Texas. For the U.S., controversy over the tar sands is about Keystone XL Pipeline construction ...   
4/8/2014
This week is shaping up to be rough for the US coal industry. The EPA is holding hearings on plans to dramatically cut carbon-dioxide emissions released from US power plants and the Obama administration just published a report on the economic ...   
3/8/2014
Montana's U.S. House candidates claim to offer "all-of-the-above" solutions to the nation's energy problems-- a familiar mantra among politicians keen to give equal attention to fossil fuels and renewables such as wind and solar. Yet ...   
31/7/2014
A new report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers finds that for each decade of delay, policy actions on climate change increase total mitigation costs by approximately 40 percent. The cost of inaction--letting the temperature rise 3 ...   
21/7/2014
Both shale gas and conventional natural gas have a larger greenhouse gas footprint than do coal or oil, especially for the primary uses of residential and commercial heating. Dr. Robert Howarth, a professor of ecology and environmental ...   
16/7/2014
Two dozen protestors were arrested Monday morning in Washington D.C. in a demonstration against proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals in the U.S., according to environmental groups reporting from the scene. Maryland’s ...   
14/7/2014
Staggering gains in solar power - and soon battery storage as well - threatens to undercut the oil industry with lightning speed ... Writing in the conservative UK newspaper the Daily Telegraph, influential columnist Ambrose ...   

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