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There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood leads on to fortune.?Omitted, all the voyage of their life?Is bound in shallows and in miseries.?On such a full sea are we now afloat,?And we must take the current ...
The EU will act decisively to protect its remaining energy intensive industries against the risk of "carbon leakage", the EU Commission’s chief climate official said on Thursday.
Jos Debelke confirmed that European cement, steel-making ...
Nissan Leaf owner Will Price of Eugene doesn't need the network of government-provided electric vehicle charging stations that were installed for motorists like him.
Price drives 14 miles to and from work, which is easily within his ...
Emboldened by mounting scientific evidence and shifting poll data, Gov. Andrew Cuomo veered sharply away from America’s conventional wisdom about the wonders of high-volume hydraulic fracturing of shale formations when he banned the practice in ...
By the end of this month, Alberta will say whether it plans to make its climate laws stronger. The timing is terrible, according to Alberta Premier Jim Prentice. The recent oil
price drop means "it's time for caution."
Even a small ...
Pop the champagne corks in Washington! It’s party time for Big Energy. In the wake of the midterm elections, Republican energy hawks are ascendant, having taken the Senate and House by storm. They are preparing to put pressure on a president ...
Our oceans are acidifying--even if the nightly news hasn’t told you yet.
As humanity continues to fill the atmosphere with harmful gases, the planet is becoming less hospitable to life as we know it. The vast oceans absorb much of the ...
A recent documentary, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, asks why most leading environmental organizations are ignoring a leading cause of environmental damage.
In 90 minutes, co-producers Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn argue that our ...
The most attention-grabbing event during the week of the U.N. Climate Summit was the People`s Climate March, of course. But the second most attention-grabbing event was perhaps the Divest-Invest coalition’s announcement that at least 656 ...
Whatever you may imagine, “peak oil
” has not been discredited as a concept, a statement no less true for “peak fossil fuels.” Think of them instead as postponed. We are, after all, on a finite planet that, by definition, holds a finite amount ...
This Sunday marks a year since Tony Abbott was elected. The prime minister is riding low in the opinion polls as the least popular prime minister in twenty five years, with a net dissatisfaction rating of minus 19.
There's little doubt ...
capture and storage is often talked about as a way to keep major polluters' carbon
dioxide emissions out of the atmosphere by tucking them away safely underground forever.
capture and storage, or CCS, could be used more ...
While a carbon
price is every economists' favorite climate plan, real-world political constraints get in the way (just ask Australia!)
In a new paper in Energy Policy, I examine a variety of political economy constraints that limit the ...
In one of the reddest states in the nation, one utility is turning green.
As debate rages between industry and environmental groups over how new emissions restrictions will affect coal-fired power plants, Nebraska’s Omaha Public Power ...
North Carolina could soon be deluged with cheap and abundant natural gas from the Marcellus Shale through a major pipeline expansion that could dampen urgency to incubate a home-grown fracking industry.
Proposals to build a new ...
In talking about how to eliminate carbon
emissions, I`ve written about three general methods:
Ask for change.
We`re well beyond asking, so encouragement seems the next step. ...
South African Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu is, since the death of Nelson Mandela, perhaps the world’s best-known defender of human rights. He is also, unfortunately, a hypocrite, and a symbolist, for whom imagery and headlines matter more ...
This morning, the White House released a massive report on the effects of climate change. In sum: The problem is already bad, it is going to get worse, and we need to address it quickly. The science of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change ...
Pushing the needle back on billowing carbon
dioxide emissions may be necessary to avoid catastrophic warming. But for those who are squeamish about drastically engineering the climate by seeding algae blooms or spraying aerosols to form clouds, ...
We now have an answer to why global temperatures have risen less quickly in recent years than predicted in climate change models. (It’s necessary to add immediately that the issue is only the rate of that rise, since the 10 hottest years on ...
Listening to President Obama's State of the Union address, it would have been easy to conclude that we were slowly but surely gaining in the war on climate change. "Our energy policy is creating jobs and leading to a cleaner, safer planet,' the ...
Alberta Premier Alison Redford, who has lobbied the U.S. to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, says her oil
-rich Canadian province won’t toughen rules to cut carbon
emissions from crude producers
until the U.S. takes similar ...
Faced with growing criticism and lawsuits, an oil
industry task force representing hundreds of companies in North Dakota pledged on Wednesday to make an all-out effort to capture almost all the natural gas that is being flared in the Bakken shale ...
Shale frackers operating in Britain should be paying £6bn a year in tax
es by the middle of the 2020s to compensate for the damage wreaked on the environment, according to a study from Cambridge University.
The government has made clear ...
Emboldened by the recent boom in U.S. crude production, oil
company executives and others closed the year by launching a highly public push for the right to freely export U.S. crude oil
. The move is a 180-degree change from 40 years of telling ...