Fracking … Its Not Actually About Sex

September 18, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

Fracking may be causing protests from America to Europe, but in South Africa, the latest country to lift a ban on the activity, many of the locals don’t even know what the practice entails. Earlier this month, South Africa lifted a 2011 ban on shale gas exploration and fracking in its semi-arid ecologically-sensitive Karoo region, … Read More

Shale Gas Revolution Goes Global

September 12, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post, Energy Activism, Featured 1 Comment

Despite overwhelming community resistance and evidence of groundwater pollution, the shale gas revolution continues apace. “In the middle of the last decade”, writes Ed Crooks in today’s special report on energy in the Financial Times, “it looked as if the end of the Oil Age was in sight in the Americas. Not imminently, perhaps, but … Read More

RIP the Arctic

September 10, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured 1 Comment

Yesterday marked the beginning of the end for the Arctic. Yes the oil industry has been drilling in the high North on Prudhoe Bay for decades now, but yesterday oil giant Shell begun drilling the first well in the Arctic Chukchi Sea in more than two decades. Yesterday morning, Shell’s Noble Discoverer drill-ship began to … Read More

Support the Texas KXL Protestors!

August 29, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured 3 Comments

As I write three anti-tar sands protestors remain in jail in Texas for stopping the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. They are being held on $1,000 each. Four other protestors have been released. The seven had spent the day locked onto trucks carrying the KXL pipeline. They closed the pipe yard for five hours. … Read More

Greenpeace Shuts Shell Gas Stations

July 16, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured 1 Comment

Breaking News: In the UK right now, Greenpeace activists are shutting down Shell gas stations, in order to tell the company to stop drilling in the Arctic. As we stand 40 stations are currently shut down across the two main target cities: London and Edinburgh. In both capitals, Greenpeace plans to shut down every Shell … Read More

A Wind Turbine for the Turbine Hall

July 9, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured 1 Comment

Sometimes the best things in life are so simple. What better way to protest against the sponsorship of the arts by Big Oil than to undertake your own protest art installation? And what is more fitting than a real wind turbine – a symbol of renewable energy – for the huge modern turbine hall of … Read More