When two worlds collide – the chardonnay wins

April 16, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post

If you have never been to an oil company AGM it is worth going to watch two parallel words colliding for a few hours. On the one side are the protestors arguing passionately for the company to listen to how their activities are destroying someone’s homeland or are polluting the earth. Up on the top … Read More

Money for Nothing, and your Climate for Free

September 16, 2009By Steve KretzmannBlog Post 2 Comments

According to a leaked letter, the Obama Administration is set to propose ending fossil fuel subsidies next week at the Pittsburgh G20. The letter, authored by Michael Froman who is an Obama advisor on international economic affairs, calls on the G20 to eliminate all fossil fuel and electricity subsidies, as a “logical step in combating … Read More

Copenhagen: Climate Change to Cost $300 Billion/Yr

August 28, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post 3 Comments

101 days to go until the biggest climate jamboree ever seen. The UN Copenhagen climate conference will be a defining moment in how humanity responds to the issue. World leaders can either finally grasp the nettle by agreeing drastic cuts in CO2 levels, and getting out their check book to pay for it.

Shell’s Operations Present “Climate Risk” to Investors

June 4, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

Last month, a ground-breaking study by Oil Change and other NGO’s calculated that Shell was the world’s most carbon intensive oil company, per barrel of oil equivalent to be produced.  The main reason for this is its massive expansion into Canada’s climate intensive dirty oil sands. The report looked at the carbon intensity of the … Read More

Half-Way to Climate Catastrophe

April 30, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

Sometimes you wonder if anyone actually heeds the warnings any more. There have been so many of impending doom about climate catastrophe, that people seem oblivious to the warnings. Two scientific reports released today maybe the ones where people sit up and notice.  One of the lead scientists thinks so. “This changes the way we … Read More