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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. ...
Exxon Mobil’s ambitions in Russia appear to have been dashed, at least until the Ukraine crisis is resolved.As part of the latest round of sanctions against Russia, the United States government took aim at Exxon’s project in the Arctic ...
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 ...
The world's last remaining forest wilderness is rapidly being lost - and much of this is taking place in Canada, not in Brazil or Indonesia where deforestation has so far made the headlines.
A new satellite study reveals that since 2000 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Arnold Escobar leaves his apartment under the hot sun of Odessa, Texas, a desert region abundant in oil
nicknamed the Texas Petroplex, drives past oil
derricks and pumpjacks, to a remote well site where heavy machinery whirs loudly.
Among the dozens of rivers that flow unfettered through the Canadian North, the Natla and the Keele may be the most picturesque and culturally important. They are especially significant to the Dene people of the Sahtu region, which straddles the ...
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 ...
A survey released on Tuesday by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has contradicted findings from a trade body earlier this week. The new poll found less than a quarter of Brits said they support shale
gas extraction, a decline ...
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 ...
The government has been criticised for censoring a report into the impact of shale
gas drilling that examines the effect on house prices and pressure on local services.
Campaigners are calling for full publication of the study carried ...
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 ...
and gas companies are taking on an increasing share of debt in order to maintain drilling momentum, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration.
Beginning around 2010, energy companies have been increasing ...
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 ...
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.
Fracking licences can only be issued for beauty spots in "exceptional circumstances", according to new rules issued by the government.
It said the regulations for the new bidding round for licences - the first in six years - are stricter ...
National Parks in England will be protected from fracking unless there are "exceptional circumstances", ministers announced today.The policy was unveiled as the latest bidding process for shale
companies seeking licences to explore for ...
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 ...
Corn grew to the left, soybeans to the right and gravel crunched under their feet on Road 22 Saturday afternoon as about 70 Nebraskans met 35 marchers who are on a cross-country trek to inspire action in combating climate change.The Great ...
Germany plans to adopt regulation that will rule out shale
fracking for the foreseeable future
The government wants to ban hydraulic fracturing in shale
rocks and coal beds at depths less than 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) and prohibit all ...
Coal power generation in China will peak in 2024 as the country shifts to renewables, analysts at Bloomberg New Energy Finance predict.
As China considers an emissions cap and amid rising concern over smog in its large cities, the ...
Defects in fracked oil
and gas wells in Pennsylvania are leading to methane leaks in shale
wells throughout the state -- greenhouse gas emissions that could exacerbate climate change, according to a Cornell University study published ...
Huge news this morning for shale
-gas drilling skeptics: the highest court in New York state ruled that towns have the authority to ban oil
and gas companies from operating within city limits.
Deborah Goldberg, the lawyer who argued on ...