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Burning crude oil
as gasoline in vehicles is already one of the world's biggest sources of carbon
dioxide emissions, and one of the United States' largest sources of crude oil
is the Bakken shale
in North Dakota.
NASA satellite images ...
Renewable energy, not shale
gas, has played the biggest role in reducing US emissions, according to new analysis from Greenpeace's Energydesk site.
Many energy and political commentators have argued that a surge in US shale
The first large ethanol plants to produce biofuel from nonfood sources such as corncobs are starting operations in the Midwest as the industry worries that they might also be the last -- at least in the United States.
After a decade of ...
Amid the calls to capture carbon
to save the climate, a Texas company is preparing to do that job for profit.At Capitol Aggregates, a cement plant near San Antonio, the Skyonic Corporation of Austin, plans to open a $125 million factory ...
For President Obama, fracking is a key weapon against global warming. Abundant natural gas, he said in his State of the Union address this year, is a "bridge fuel" to ubiquitous renewable energy - the key to securing economic growth "with less of ...
Something very significant is happening in the financial world. It's waking up to genuine climate and carbon
investment risks and this money is beginning to talk.
The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, derived from the world's biggest and ...
The first large ethanol plants to produce biofuel from nonfood sources like corn cobs are starting operations in the Midwest amid industry worries that they might also be the last -- at least in the United States.
After a decade of ...
What last month's march did, better than any other event in history, was demonstrate the unity of activists demanding genuine emissions cuts and government funding of an alternative way of arranging society. They offered a transformative view of ...
So you’re the Canadian oil
industry and you do what you think is a great thing by developing a mother lode of heavy crude beneath the forests and muskeg of northern Alberta. The plan is to send it clear to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast via a ...
Ministers’ rewriting of the law to allow fracking to happen beneath people’s homes without their permission flouts basic democratic rights, according to Naomi Klein.
The author and activist said that UK government’s changes to trespass ...
Coal chief executives were thin on the ground in New York last week, perhaps fearing an onslaught from green groups at the UN’s one-day climate summit.
Tactically, it was a good way to avoid negative headlines. Strategically, it may ...
The government is pressing ahead with plans to allow shale
gas companies to drill under people's homes without their consent, despite 99 per cent of respondents opposing the consultation proposals.
The Department of Energy and Climate ...
A controversial coal project that threatens Australia`s Great Barrier Reef and the climate makes no financial sense for investors, say analysts.
Plans for greenfield mines in the Galilee Basin involve building new port terminals near the ...
The threat of climate change is driving China and the US - frequent rivals and the world's two largest greenhouse-gas emitters - to collaborate on dozens of potential clean-energy breakthroughs.In research laboratories on opposite sides ...
On a cloud-heavy Sunday morning, hundreds of thousands of people snaked down Manhattan’s west side for a march calling attention to the impact of climate change. Dozens of marching bands, two-story-tall puppets and banners of all kinds flanked a ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...