With the melting of the ice after eight months, the Anglo-Dutch oil giant is set to enter a crucial offshore construction phase in the development of its $20bn [£11.2bn] oil and gas programme. Wildlife campaigners say the price of the pipeline could be the extinction of a species of whale. Campaigners, including WWF, are demanding … Read More
Author: Andy Rowell
Renewable Energy Still Struggling
Renewable energy sill only accounts for 14 percent of the energy consumed in the world today, according to new figures from the International Energy Agency (IEA). This compares to six percent for nuclear power and a massive 80 percent for fossil fuels.
Climate Change Changing UK Landscape
Climate change has brought about a rapid and dramatic shift in Britain’s landscape, according to a new report published today. Rising temperatures have allowed species such as orchids and ferns to flourish in the north, while other species retreat to cooler conditions on high land and mountainsides.
Are Oil Companies Price Gouging?
As crude-oil prices hit record highs, US congressional leaders are planning to ask President Bush to order an investigation into possible price gouging by oil companies.
The Blues Go Green: Cameron Calls for Carbon Targets
Are the blues really becoming green? After his dog-sleigh ride to see melting glaciers in Norway yesterday, UK Conservative leader David Cameron, called for international targets to cut carbon emissions, as well as his support for a levy on carbon use.
UK Scientists Take Fight to Sceptics Over Climate
Britain’s most prestigious scientific body, the Royal Society, has drawn up plans to fight renewed attempts by sceptics and industry-funded lobby groups to derail international action on climate change.
North Slope Crude Breaks $70 a Barrel for First Time
BP’s pipes in Alaska might be leaking like a sieve, but its coffers are nice and healthy. North Slope crude oil closed above $70 a barrel for the first time on Wednesday – on the back of concerns about Iran and tensions in Nigeria. It was only in May 2004 that the price hit $40 … Read More
More Bad News For BP – This time From Baku
More bad new for BP: It has admitted the Baku-Ceyhan oil pipeline will cost 30 per cent more than first expected. David Woodward, head of BP Azerbaijan, said yesterday the 1,768 km (1,099 mile) pipeline would cost $3.9bn (£2.18bn) rather than $2.95bn. Although that is bad news – you just wait until the company starts … Read More
Suddenly Climate Change is the New Political Issue
Normally those working on environmental or “green issues” complain that it is high on the list of peoples’ priorities but low on those of politicians. When an election comes along issues like climate change sink without a trace.
US Worst Polluter – Tries to Bury the Bad News
There is a saying that the best way to release bad news is to bury it. So what did the US do on Easter Monday – it released figures that showed that it emitted more greenhouse gases in 2004 than at any time in history, confirming its status as the world’s biggest polluter. Latest figures … Read More