Exxon Faces More Pressure For Action on Climate

May 30, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

How long can Exxosaurus hold out before it takes action? It may dismiss concerns from environmentalists but it is coming under increasing pressure from shareholders to take decisive action over climate change. This time its pressure from the treasurers of seven US states and one city who are pressuring Exxon’s board of directors for a … Read More


May 29, 2006By Steve KretzmannBlog Post

The United States is addicted to oil and we’re working with allies and tens of thousands of citizens to intervene. Check out this great new flash video, take action, and please pass it on! Meanwhile, like the addicts that they are, G8 leaders focussed this year’s St. Petersburg Summit on promoting trillions of dollars of … Read More

Putin Talks Tough With EU

May 26, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is said to have “icily” rejected US and EU criticism of Russia’s blatant use of gas resources as a political weapon in a dispute with Ukraine earlier in the year. More importantly he also publicly rebuffed European attempts to gain access to his country’s vast gas pipeline network. Putin’s tough stance … Read More

Sceptic Ads Are “A Deliberate Effort to Mislead”

May 25, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

A senior scientist whose work is being featured in adverts produced by the Exxon-funded Competitive Enterprise Insitute, has condemned them as “a deliberate effort to mislead.” Professor Curt Davis of the University of Missouri-Columbia whose study on Antarctic ice sheets is used in the adverts, says they “are confusing and misleading the public.” The adverts … Read More

Big Oil Goes on the Offensive With Advertising and Lobbying

May 25, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

As Big Oil comes under attack for high gas prices, “price gouging”, record profits and huge pay-outs to executives, it is spending millions on advertising to win over a skeptical public. They have also increased their lobbying efforts in Washington to reassure an increasingly hostile Congress.

Where Does it Stop?

May 24, 2006By Steve KretzmannBlog Post

An amusing and disturbing AP story ran yesterday on GM’s new pledge to cap gas prices at $1.99 per gallon for customers in California and Florida who buy certain vehicles (mostly SUVs) by July 5. The Hummer is among them. We’re wondering if GM might also be interested in sponsoring the following costs: the shipment … Read More

No Flying Website Launched

May 24, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

A new website dedicated to people who are interested in travelling without flying or “slow travel” (aka slow food) has been launched – interested then check it out here.

Ten Billion Euro Nuclear Fusion Project Gets Go Ahead

May 24, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

A €10bn (£7bn) project, called Iter, to build a prototype nuclear fusion reactor will be signed off in Brussels by the EU, Japan, China, South Korea, India and the US today. Its proponents argue that prospect of virtually limitless energy is no longer science fiction. Advocates argue that nuclear fusion is the most promising long-term … Read More