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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 ...
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 ...
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
prices have risen dramatically over the past decade and ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...