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  • Protestors and Advisors Tell UK Gov to Act on Climate

    Headline on the BBC’s flagship radio show, the Today programme at 8.00 AM this morning: 20-odd Greenpeace protestors have spent the night on the House of Commons to highlight the government’s lack of action on climate change. Next headline: a report by the Government’s own advisors on climate change says the government must do more...
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  • King Coal Crumbles ..

    Environmental activists across the globe are celebrating this morning after the energy giant E.On shelved its controversial plans for a new coal fired power station at Kingsnorth in Kent in the UK. Blaming the recession and not the sustained three-year campaign to stop it, E.ON, said the fall for electricity had caused it to re-think.
  • Shell Enters British CCS Race

    Twelve years ago the oil giant Shell announced it had established a fifth core business – called Shell International Renewables or SIR- which was designed to exploit the growing renewable market. Over a decade later, the oil company has beat a humiliating retreat out of the main renewable market. In March this year Shell came...
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  • UK Outlines Flawed “Low Carbon Transition Plan”

    After twelve years in power the British Labour government yesterday outlined what it has deemed a “low carbon transition plan”. Coopting language from the growing Transition Town movement is a crafty tactic by the British government that is promising to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 34% by 2020 with 80% cut by 2050. Let’s get...
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  • Shell Warns of “Oil Spikes” as its Tar Sands Strategy is Criticised

    The outgoing CEO of oil giant Shell, Jeroen van der Veer, has warned of “oil spikes” in the years to come as investment in the oil industry fails to keep up with demand. “There are going to be six to nine billion people by 2050 and it means more energy use, especially in this part...
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  • New King Coal

    Much to the utter dismay of climate scientists, the British Government is to announce a new generation of coal-fired power plants to stave off a potential energy crisis. The plants will also use unproven carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology to try and pump CO2 emissions under the sea. Each CCS could cost more than...
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  • Lukewarm Response to “Centrist” Clean Energy Bill

    As President Obama has breakfast with Prime Minister Gordon Brown,  and demonstrators start taking to the streets to protest at the G20, we should not forget the events of yesterday. Congressman Henry Waxman and Ed Markey released a discussion draft of the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 – a massive 648-tome that...
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  • Shell Dumps Wind and Solar

    Politicians may be talking about a “Green New Deal”, and how environmental technologies will kick-start the economy out its current crisis, but one of the world’s largest oil companies does not agree. In a hugely important decision, which will have serious ramifications for both the company and wider energy debate, Shell has said that it...
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