Forecasts of convenience: why is the fossil fuel industry mapping our energy future?

July 1, 2015By Hannah McKinnonBlog Post, Featured 1 Comment

Would you take it seriously if tobacco companies announced that smoking trends weren’t expected to change much over the next 30 years? And imagine then, that this is what governments used to make tobacco policy: “Forecasts show that people aren’t going to quit smoking, steady rates of smoking around the world are inevitable, so all anti-smoking policies will assume not much is going to change.”

Dash for Shale Gas Undermines Wind

May 23, 2011By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

The last time that America’s pro-wind lobby came together for its regular get-together was in California in 2007. That time there were 5,000 attendees and the installed wind capacity in the US was 17 gigawatts. Four years later and on the surface it is a success story for America’s pro-wind lobby. Yesterday saw the opening … Read More