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 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
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.
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…
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
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
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
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
Republicans in the Senate yesterday dropped their proposals to tax the oil industry, just days after coming up with the idea – and the reason for doing so was: hmmm, the oil industry and business leaders did not like it.