Climate: Running Out of Time

March 14, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Two more stories on the climate in trouble. The BBC has reported that US climate scientists have “recorded a significant rise in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, pushing it to a new record level.

UK: Running Out of Gas

March 14, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Britain is in danger of running out of gas. Yesterday, the National Grid that is responsible for Britain’s gas and electricity network, issued an unprecedented warning – called a “gas balancing alert” – warning that there was not enough gas to meet demand. Gas supplies to some businesses might have to be reduced. Not surprisingly, … Read More

Michael Klare on the Coming Resource Wars

March 13, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Michael Klare, author of Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America’s Growing Petroleum Dependency has picked up on comments made by British Defence Secretary John Reid, that we reported in a blog last month (see blog here).

“Green Chemistry” Takes on the Oil Industry

March 10, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Americans consume approximately one million barrels of oil a day in non-fuel products. As an article in Christian Science Monitor notes: “Look around you. What do you see? A computer screen, the print on this page, a pen, your shirt. Chances are there’s petroleum in all of it. Petroleum-based substances are in everything from lipstick … Read More

EU To Publish Energy Review

March 7, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Tomorrow the EU Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs will present the “eagerly-awaited” Green Paper on Energy Policy, where he will outline a common European response to issues such as energy security and climate change.

UK Credibility on Climate is Again Questioned

March 7, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Once again Britain’s credentials as a leader in the fight against climate change are being undermined. Tomorrow, one of the country’s leading scientific research organizations – the Natural Environment Research Council (Nerc) – will vote on closing three strategic research centres.