Democrats In $7 Billion Plan to Green US

August 22, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives wants to spend almost $7bn in the coming year to reduce the nation’s enormous carbon footprint, reports the Independent. This has put it on a collision course with the White House, which still remains in denial about climate change. A major clash is expected between the White House and Congress … Read More

Development Banks’ Inconvenient Truth

March 15, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post

Multilateral development banks concluded a two day conference in London yesterday on “Financing Clean Energy”. Non-governmental organizations were generally shut out of the meeting, restricted to a handful of participants, but a long list of oil and energy companies were in attendance and they were ready to discuss just about anything other than phasing out … Read More

Council Calls for Energy Security

December 18, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

A group of CEOs and retired military officers, called the Energy Security Leadership Council, has issued a report urging tougher vehicle fuel-efficiency standards, wider access to offshore petroleum, greater incentives for biofuel development and increased production of flex-fuel cars.

The Answer is Simple: Change Your Light Bulb

July 3, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Sometimes it’s the simple things that are best. By just using low-energy light bulbs and other efficient lighting systems we could prevent some 16 billion tons of carbon from being emitted over the next 25 years, according to a report by the International Energy Agency. Just using widely available technology would save more than £1,300bn … Read More