I Love Expensive Gasoline

May 12, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

OK, I don’t really love expensive gasoline. A better title would be “I Hate Cheap Gasoline.” Illogical? Perhaps, but not compared to the hysterical and incoherent reaction of some of my fellow Americans, both politicians and average citizens, to $3 per gallon gas.

More Shell Greenwash

May 12, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

More greenwashing from Shell. The company has just released it Sustainability report for 2005. Shell and sustainability you might reason is a contradiction in terms. Not so, argues the company. The report is part of is “continuing dialogue with stakeholders,” and its commitment to meet the world’s energy challenge in “in environmentally and socially responsible … Read More

China’s Glaciers Disappearing

May 10, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

Glaciers on China’s Qinghai-Tibet plateau are shrinking by seven per cent a year because of global warming, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences. This is triggering a vicious cycle: As the glaciers retreat the plateau is turning into desert – this in turn will cause more droughts and sandstorms. Welcome to our warming world.

Its “Official” – A Leading Voice on Energy

May 10, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Credit where credit is due is the old motto. We may not have been going very long, but according to the Council on Foreign Relations, the Oil Change Blog is “a leading voice in the energy policy blogosphere”.  Hmmm, not quite a Webby, but its a start … onwards and upwards…

Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth

May 10, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Later this month, Al Gore’s new movie on climate change will be released. Called “An Inconvenient Truth”, it follows the former Presidential candidate during his “traveling global warming show”. We have, argues the film “just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving … Read More

BP: Worst Polluter in US

May 9, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Figures released by the US Environmental Protection Agency reveal that America’s worst-polluting plant is BP’s troubled Texas City oil refinery where 15 workers died in an explosion last year. The refinery released three times as much pollution in 2004 as it did in 2003. It raises the question about whether BP has been underreporting toxic … Read More

Big Oil Can’t Find Enough Oil

May 9, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Really interesting article in Business Week entitled “Why You Should Worry About Big Oil”. Big Oil, says the article, has big problems. One of the main problems is finding enough oil. With soaring worldwide demand, we are consuming oil at twice the rate of discovery of new supply. “Overall production at the oil majors is … Read More

Mass Extinctions “Faster Than the Dinosaurs”

May 2, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Polar bears face extinction 1000 times the natural rate, according to the World Conservation Union’s (IUCN) annual survey, called the Red List.  The IUCN found that nearly 40% of all species in its survey faced extinction. The polar bear makes the list for the first time. Because of climate change, it is unlikely that bears … Read More