Posts in clean energy future
- We need your help this Friday to call on the World Bank Group to direct its energy lending to provide healthy, clean energy access to the world’s poor. Currently, 1.4 billion people mostly in rural Asia and Africa are without access to electricity. The World Bank says that alleviating this energy poverty is one of...
Continue reading 'Join this Friday’s Rally at the World Bank: Support Clean Energy for the Poor'.
- The president presented some encouraging words at Georgetown University today when he spoke about the urgent need to address America’s energy security. As he so often does, he correctly identified the problem the nation faces in continuing to rely on dirty forms of energy that pollute and cause climate change and particularly on oil, the...
Continue reading 'Obama and energy security: another missed opportunity'.
- Why Canadian oil does not make America secure Political turmoil in the Middle East once again exposes America’s dependence on oil and its vulnerability to global price spikes. On Capitol Hill, Big Oil’s political lackeys are stepping up their campaign for supply solutions and the current must-have item on their list is the Keystone XL...
Continue reading 'Canadian Pipedream'.
- At the same time it appears that big oil and coal climate denial campaigns are successfully stifling climate action in Congress and the Obama Administration, a group of America’s top scientists stepped up to the plate on Tuesday and called on House and Senate leaders to “take a fresh look at climate change.” And none...
Continue reading 'Push Back Against the Climate Deniers and End Fossil Fuel Subsidies'.
- Is a key valuation metric used by analysts to assess oil companies pushing big oil towards riskier and riskier projects? Those of us outside the financial sector may not be too familiar with acronyms such as RoACE, NAV or RRR. But the last one in particular has been intriguing me lately because of its implications...
Continue reading 'Reserves Replacement Ratio: past its sell-by date?'.
- With only a few days to go in the UN climate talks in Cancún, many questions remain on the outcomes, including on one of the most important issues currently on the table – climate finance. Finance in the context of the climate talks refers to funding for developing countries to address climate needs – financing...
Continue reading 'Global Climate Fund In, World Bank Out'.
- As G20 leaders prepare to meet later this week in South Korea, they face a daunting in-tray. But amongst the issues they need to address are fossil fuel subsidies. In part they have created a rod for their own back. It was a just over a year ago in September 2009 at the G20 meeting...
Continue reading 'G20: “There’s just no action behind the words”'.
- Yesterday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the importance of making energy available to the poor as a foundation for combating poverty as world leaders gathered in New York this week at the Millennium Development Goal Summit. At a high-level event yesterday, the Secretary General said that it is lack of political will that is keeping...
Continue reading 'Universal energy access stressed at UN'.
- The industry’s PR response from Deepwater is shaping up nicely. This is the industry message: We will give you improved safety and you give us resumed drilling. The Gulf of Mexico represents energy security and jobs for the boys to boot. The tar sands of Canada also represent energy security, so if you let us...
Continue reading 'Clean tar sands and safe deepwater drilling “more PR than reality.”'.
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