RIP Milton Copulos

March 12, 2008By Steve KretzmannBlog Post

The movement to reduce the United States’ addiction to oil suffered a blow today, with the passing of Milton Copulos. He was President of the National Defense Council Foundation, senior fellow at Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS) and a founding member of the Set America Free Coalition. Oil Change International extends our … Read More

EU Told to Prepare for Climate and Resource Conflict

March 10, 2008By Andy RowellBlog Post

European governments have been told to plan for an era of conflict over energy resources, with global warming likely to trigger a dangerous contest between Russia and the west for the mineral riches of the Arctic. A report from the EU’s top two foreign policy officials for a summit in Brussels this week warns that … Read More

Is there such a thing as “Clean Coal”?

March 10, 2008By Andy RowellBlog Post

The British Government once sat happy in the illusion that it was a progressive government on climate change. But today, that impression has been shattered by inaction over climate change, its support for increased air travel and now its support for a controversial new generation of coal-fired power stations.

Bush: America Must “Get Off Oil”

March 6, 2008By Andy RowellBlog Post 2 Comments

Oh the irony. For years President Bush has been intertwined with the oil industry. For years his Administration has done everything in its power to give the industry tax breaks to bolster its profits. Urged by millions around the world to take the lead on climate change, Bush has instead been as sceptical as the … Read More

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

Gazprom Wants to Buy British Power Plants

August 10, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post

Gazprom, the Kremlin-backed Russian gas group, is negotiating a deal under which it could take a stake in up to five British gas-fired power stations. The move would be Gazprom’s biggest step in the UK market so far and would fuel fears about the security of future energy supplies. Gazprom is hoping to seal an … Read More

Oil Security Discussed in Saudi

May 1, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post

Meanwhile at another meeting this week in Saudi Arabia, the security of oil supplies will be the central theme when Middle East and Asian oil ministers meet. The meeting comes days after Riyadh said it had foiled a militant plot against its oil facilities. Asian importers – who buy 55 percent of their oil from … Read More