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Britain is "shooting itself in the foot" by subsidising its coal, oil
and gas industries by $4.2bn (£2.6bn) a year even as government reviews the "green levies" on energy bills which support energy efficiency and renewable power, according to a ...
The world is spending half a trillion dollars on fossil fuel subsidies every year, according to a new report.The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) says rich countries are spending seven times more supporting coal, oil
and gas than they ...
Taking steps to minimise climate change now is cheaper than adapting to later problems created by inaction, argues the climate minister, Martin Lidegaard (Radikale), who wants to start the groundwork for the new climate deal that is expected in ...
"There are human and natural factors acting in the climate system, and understanding all the factors influencing our climate is an ongoing scientific goal. But the current increase in CO2 and its effects on our planet are attributed to human ...
Five years ago this week, a Canadian company proposed building a pipeline to send heavy crude oil
from Alberta to U.S. refineries. Although the Obama administration's answer on the Keystone XL pipeline is not expected anytime soon, politicians in ...
In July 2011, GE cancelled its agreement with the University of Wyoming to build a $100 million coal gasification test facility for Powder River Basin coals. Commenting on this setback on Wyoming PBS six months later, then-UW President Tom ...
Germany's agressive and reckless expansion of wind and solar power has come with a hefty pricetag for consumers, and the costs often fall disproportionately on the poor. Government advisors are calling for a completely new start.If you ...
The Coalition on Thursday unveiled its new energy and resources document, which focuses almost entirely on fossil fuel developments, promising to restore coal-fired power stations to profitability, boost exploration for oil
and gas, and to ...
The UK oil
and gas industry has hailed "renewed commitment" from the government after reporting record levels of investment at a time when the coalition's energy policy is facing intense scrutiny.
Trade body Oil
& Gas UK, which ...
A financial boon could be awaiting Alabama just below the earth's surface in parts of north and west Alabama.
That's what some consider to be the potential of oil
sands -- or tar sands as they also are called -- that geologists said are ...
Transcript of President Barack Obama's speech at Georgetown University announcing his new climate-change policy:
On Christmas Eve, 1968, the astronauts of Apollo 8 did a live broadcast from lunar orbit. So Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, ...
Transcript of President Barack Obama's June 25, 2013, speech at Georgetown University outlining his administration’s second-term plans for cutting carbon
pollution and developing homegrown energy:
THE PRESIDENT: I want to thank your ...
Climate scientist James Hansen -- now retired and free from the constraints of his role at NASA -- last night promoted a carbon tax
as the most effective way to curb greenhouse gas emissions in a keynote address before Colorado ...
President Barack Obama began his second term with a ringing pledge to tackle climate change — saying that “the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.”
Four months later, everyone’s still ...
Another week of international climate negotiations ended in Bonn, Germany last Friday, but there was little mid-level bureaucrats could do when world leaders remain in thrall to the fossil fuel industry, say environmentalists.
"The main ...
After working 37 years in the coal mines of West Virginia, Ronny Justice punctuates his sentences with coughs. He lost his job a year ago, leaving him without health insurance just as he’s battling the early stages of black-lung ...
[Editor's note: With voting day just over two weeks away, we look back on big issues that have driven debate in our province during the last 12 years of BC Liberal governance. What did B.C.'s leaders and opposition parties say and do on these ...
As the great research ship Chikyu left Shimizu in January to mine the explosive ice beneath the Philippine Sea, chances are good that not one of the scientists aboard realized they might be closing the door on Winston Churchill’s world. Their ...
An NDP plan to expand the carbon tax
to cover vented oil
and gas emissions will damage the natural gas industry while raising little new revenue, industry analysts said Friday.Low natural gas prices mean the industry is struggling to ...
A proposal to increase Alberta’s carbon
levy to $40 per tonne and target a 40 per cent cut in carbon
emissions from big emitters could affect the viability of thermal oil
sands projects, a Calgary investment bank warns.
But FirstEnergy ...
Alberta's energy industry is pushing for carbon tax
es half as high as what government has proposed, with oil
sands companies lobbying for less stringent goals that would leave the province short of meeting its emissions goals.
Thursday's report that the Alberta government will ramp up the stringency of its provincial climate change policy was almost certainly motivated at least in part by concerns over pipeline approval.If so, it wouldn't be the first time that ...
The Senate went on record against imposing tax
es on industrial carbon
emissions in a pair of symbolic votes Friday, providing clear evidence that major climate change legislation lacks political traction.
Lawmakers voted 41-58 to reject ...
The latest target of the unconventional oil
craze is California, specifically the Monterey Shale in southern California (see map). Will California become the next North Dakota? Let us ponder.
Oil in California is nothing new - it`s the ...
With few options available for financing his clean-energy ambitions, President Obama on Friday will propose diverting $2 billion in revenue from federal oil
and gas leases over the next decade to pay for research on advanced vehicles, White House ...