Will American Motorists Switch to Clean-Burn Diesel?

October 17, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

The Financial Times has reported how a “drive to convert American motorists to diesel will take a big step forward during the next few days as a more environmentally friendly version of the fuel goes on sale. The clean-burning ultralow sulphur diesel emits only 15 parts per million of sulphur, compared with 500 parts for … Read More

The Contradiction of Flying

October 17, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

There is no way around the conundrum – either countries reduce aircraft travel or they will not be able to reduce their carbon emissions. There is no technical fix. That is the conclusion of an authoritative report by Oxford University that looked at the contradiction in the UK’s position on climate change.

The Great Oil Shale Rip-Off

October 16, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Hidden incentives to oil companies to develop oil shale reserves in the US could amount to billions of dollars, according to a report in the LA Times. According to the paper: “Tucked into a massive energy bill that would open the outer continental shelf to oil drilling are provisions that would slash future royalties owed … Read More

To the Moon and Back 14 Times

October 16, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

The hypocrisy of the UK Labour government and its position on climate change has been highlighted by figures that show that the total distance flown by Blair’s ministers and senior officials last year alone is equivalent to 14 return trips to the Moon. Tony Blair, his cabinet colleagues and their officials clocked up 6.5 million … Read More

UK Government Plans Legislation Over Climate

October 13, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

The British government has signalled that it is planning legislation to tackle climate change, as it acknowledges the formidable political consensus that has emerged in the UK over the need for action. The new law, likely to introduce controls on carbon dioxide emissions and an independent system to gauge progress in reducing greenhouse gases, was … Read More

Under 30? Don’t Bother With A Pension …

October 12, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

As Paul Brown says: “There can be few people who have written more about climate in the past 20 years than me”. The former environment correspondent for the London-based Guardian, Brown has written about climate change for twenty years. Fourteen months ago he left the newspaper to write his second book on the issue, called … Read More

Blair Urged to Act on Climate Change

October 11, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair is in the last chance saloon on climate, according to environmental campaigners. The Stop Climate Chaos coalition has pledged to turn up the heat on the Prime Minister with the launch of its “I Count” campaign highlighting that, as Mr Blair’s premiership melts away, climate change is the most important … Read More

Water for Millions at Risk as Glaciers Melt Away

October 11, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Millions of people in South America and Asia face chronic water shortages within decades as the world’s glaciers and ice caps are now in terminal decline because of climate change. A survey has revealed that the rate of melting across the world has sharply accelerated in recent years, placing even previously stable glaciers in jeopardy.

Chevron and DOE Establish Alliance On Biofuels

October 10, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Chevron may be reeling from being awarded a Greenwash award last week, but the company insists it is doing its bit for the environment. It has just announced a five-year strategic research alliance to advance the development of transportation biofuels with the U.S. Department of Energy.