Shell urged to Stop $20bn Sakhalin Pipeline

April 25, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

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

Renewable Energy Still Struggling

April 24, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

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

April 24, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

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.

More Bad News For BP – This time From Baku

April 20, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

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

US Worst Polluter – Tries to Bury the Bad News

April 19, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

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