- In an unprecedented move, some 1,000 organisations working on climate change, indigenous rights and transparency, have written to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) criticising it for failing to address the risks posed by climate change.
- One of the communities in the UK on the front-line of the fracking debate will have the chance to quiz their local Conservative MP, as well as representatives from various leading regulators, on the dangers posed by shale gas at a public meeting this evening.
- Just as the Republicans seemed to be gaining a head of steam in their efforts to overturn America’s decades-old crude export ban, the White House has announced it would veto any proposals.
- Just as BP finally agrees to pay nearly $21 billion to settle claims relating to the disastrous Deepwater Horizon spill, the oil giant is proposing to drill four exploration wells in the Great Australian Bight, which threatens these pristine waters off the Southern coast of the country.
- Oil giant BP will pay nearly $21 billion to settle its 5 year old dispute with US Federal and State authorities over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which killed eleven workers, and spilt millions of gallons of oil across the Gulf of Mexico.
- The speech by Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, earlier this week about the risks of climate change and “stranded assets” has certainly stirred up the debate about global warming.
- For years a growing number of voices – from activists, analysts and scientists - have been warning that we cannot afford to burn all the reserves of fossil fuels if we are going to keep global warming to 2 degrees. They argue that huge amounts of oil, coal and gas risk becoming “stranded assets”, which can never be burnt.
- Twenty four hours after Shell’s seismic announcement that it was pulling out of the Arctic “for the foreseeable future” the announcement is still making waves.
- Royal Dutch Shell announced this morning that it would be abandoning its exploration program in the U.S. offshore Arctic for the “foreseeable future” (see our response here). After more than 7 billion dollars and many seasons of almost unbelievable mishaps – Shell made the call along with an announcement that this season’s efforts had failed...
Continue reading 'What went right? Why Shell lost its bet in the Arctic'.
- Irony. You have got to love irony. Just imagine, in a cartoonish kind of way, that there is a climate villain out there defying all logic and reason and hurting the planet at its most vulnerable point.
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