One Year On…

January 20, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

One year on and its not looking so good for Obama. How the political land-scape can change in a year.. The Democrats are in deep political shock this morning as a truck-driving lawyer, Scott Brown took the prized seat of Massachusetts. Scott Brown’s previous greatest claim to fame was winning Cosmopolitan’s America’s Sexiest Man competition … Read More

Battle Lines Drawn Over Senate Climate Bill

October 1, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

So the Senate Climate Bill has finally been released. After months of meetings and waiting, two Democratic Senators John Kerry and Barbara Boxer have released their 800 page tome  – the  Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. But note there is no mention of the dreaded C word in the title – Climate.

Obama: Global Leader or World Leader Pretend?

September 23, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

Many American Presidents find their terms in office defined by one event: if we think of Nixon it was Watergate, Clinton it was the Monica Lewinsky affair and George Bush it was the war in Iraq. Whilst many Americans may think that Obama’s Presidency will be defined on whether he succeeds in reforming health care … Read More

Valero’s Flawed “Voices for Energy”

August 27, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post 11 Comments

So the trickle turns into a tide. They are all at it now. There is a sudden rush amongst oil and gas companies in the US to garner grasssroots support to attack the Climate bill. Just days after Greenpeace released an internal memo from the oil boys at the American Petroleum Institute, detailing plans to … Read More

How Corporate Money Corrupted the Climate Bill

July 15, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

One of the issues that Oil Change has tried to highlight is how oil money corrupts and corrodes politics. Big Oil has always had hordes of cash to spend to influence legislation on energy and climate.  Big Oil always expects to get its way as its pockets are deeper than its opponents. For years it … Read More

Fossil Fuel Lobby’s $45 Million Propaganda Campaign

May 13, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

You really did not expect them to lie down and roll over without a fight did you?  Yesterday we highlighted how the sceptics were gearing up for one last push to undermine the science of climate change. Today its the turn of the oil and coal companies who are pouring millions into scuppering the Democrat’s … Read More

Lukewarm Response to “Centrist” Clean Energy Bill

April 1, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

As President Obama has breakfast with Prime Minister Gordon Brown,  and demonstrators start taking to the streets to protest at the G20, we should not forget the events of yesterday. Congressman Henry Waxman and Ed Markey released a discussion draft of the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 – a massive 648-tome that … Read More