Tar Sands: “No get-out-of-jail-free card”

February 22, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post

If you read some of the Canadian press coverage, a recent scientific study has offered the pro-tar sands movement a real fillip in its attempts to spin its dirty fuel as “ethical oil” that is no dirtier than conventional crude. The Canadians are now essentially arguing it gives them the scientific back-up to carry on … Read More

Gasland Ain’t So Green After All

April 9, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

Finally people are waking up to the concept that the fossil fuel industry’s supposedly wonder transition fuel – gas – may not be so green after all. It’s a subject I have covered on this blog before, notably questioning just how green shale gas is, but now the idea is getting some serious traction.  

Peter Voser Has A Gas Problem

March 9, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post

Pardon the title, but the Wall Street Journal has an extremely interesting interview with the top dog at Shell, Peter Voser. He admits that Shell is fast becoming a gas company rather than an oil company. “Shell started quite a while back, actually, to put a lot of emphasis on gas” says Voser. “And by … Read More