- As dawn broke over Seattle yesterday, dozens of kayakers paddled out to confront Shell’s vast Polar Pioneer drilling rig and tried to prevent it from leaving port.
- As another round of UN climate negotiations wraps up today in Bonn, expectations are taking shape for the end of the year Paris conference where countries will have yet another chance to prove they are ready to take on one of the world’s greatest challenges. Nobody (with the possible exceptions of Canada, Australia, and Japan...
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- - By Greg Muttit and Hannah McKinnon Last week, six European oil companies declared their apparent conversion to the climate cause. To much fanfare, Shell, BP, Total, Eni, Statoil and BG committed to being part of a constructive solution on climate change, asked for a formal role in international climate negotiations, and called for governments...
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- There are two scandals going on in world sport right now: the one you have heard about and the one that you haven’t.
- The front pages of many of this morning’s newspapers reflect the ground-breaking pledge by the Group of Seven industrial powers, known as the G7, to decarbonise the global economy by the end of the century.
- It was billed as the biggest anti-tar sands march the American Midwest has ever seen. And they came in their thousands to St. Paul in Minnesota on Saturday.
- Growing community and political resistance means that the US shale revolution will not be replicated in Europe, one of the gas industry’s leading figures has warned.
- The world’s first major tidal lagoon renewable energy scheme has moved a step closer after a Chinese construction company has been chosen to build the scheme in the UK.
- If the oil giant Shell has learnt anything over the last few weeks, it is that it has few friends in its quest to drill in the Arctic.
- New analysis from Oil Change International has found that over 1.6 million barrels per day of planned expansion in tar sands production is currently delayed or on hold as industry struggles to identify a profitable path forward for 39 projects.
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