Shale Gas Revolution Goes Global

September 12, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post, Energy Activism, Featured 1 Comment

Despite overwhelming community resistance and evidence of groundwater pollution, the shale gas revolution continues apace. “In the middle of the last decade”, writes Ed Crooks in today’s special report on energy in the Financial Times, “it looked as if the end of the Oil Age was in sight in the Americas. Not imminently, perhaps, but … Read More

Separate Oil and State

October 13, 2010By Elizabeth BastEnergy Activism

Our government should not be under the influence of Big Oil. The greatest barriers to clean energy are political, not technical—and these barriers are largely fueled by the oil industry. We know that in order to achieve a clean energy future, we have to expose and eradicate the political influence of the oil industry; we … Read More

Shift Subsidies

October 12, 2010By Elizabeth BastEnergy Activism

Every year, billions of our tax dollars are given away to Big Oil and Coal. Estimates of the value of US federal subsidies to the domestic oil industry alone (not coal) range from roughly $6 billion to an amazing $39 billion annually.  Billions more US federal dollars each year go to “oil aid” – money … Read More

Support Energy Access

October 11, 2010By Elizabeth BastEnergy Activism

We don’t like oil, but that doesn’t mean we want people to live in the dark. Around the world, one out of every five people doesn’t have electricity in their homes. Almost two out of every five rely on wood or other biomass for cooking or heating. Achieving universal energy access is an ambitious goal, … Read More