Category Archives: Oil

Shell Sues Environmentalists to Avert Alaska Arctic Drilling Delays

Source: http://magblog.audubon.org/files/magazine/u134/Chukchi_Sea_ice_2004_opt.jpg Royal Dutch Shell PLC is suing in federal court more than a dozen environmental organizations that are likely to challenge its plans for drilling Alaska’s Arctic Ocean this summer, an unprecedented preemptive move aimed at avoiding potentially costly … Continue reading

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Tell Shell

Delusional Shell oil company prides itself on its progressive Green initiatives and like other big energy companies, Shell likes to put on an ethical mask and pretend to do good in the world.  But the world isn’t stupid and the … Continue reading

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Exxon Mobil and Carbon Tax

Well it appears that the CEO of the world’s largest oil company, Exxon Mobil, has called for a US carbon tax to help fight climate change. This is a flip-flop of enormous implications and I just can’t stop myself from … Continue reading

Posted in 'Green' investments, Business, Carbon tax, Climate change, Oil, Renewables, Technology, Thinking outside the box, US | 9 Comments

Western oil companies lose power & influence.

Article Oil production has begun falling at all of the major Western oil companies, and they are finding it harder than ever to find new prospects even though they are awash in profits and eager to expand. Part of the reason … Continue reading

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Contract Electric Car

Photograph: EPA via the Independent It seems that Gordon Brown is coming over all credible with his green attitude.  He is “embracing the electric car revolution” and plans to encourage the car industry to mass-produce electrically powered cars, right here in … Continue reading

Posted in 'Green' investments, Business, Buying Green, Climate change, Development, Energy, General, Oil, Politics & Policy initiatives, Renewables, Sustainablity, Technology, Thinking outside the box, Transport, UK | 11 Comments

The Vespa electric

The Powascooter PS168, a bike which aims to become the Vespa of the 21st century, is an electric scooter. Fed up with high petrol/gas prices, traffic jams, high car taxes and parking charges then this transport option maybe for you. … Continue reading

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Africa: the race to extract natural resources

Article Africa is a big part of the future of natural resource exploration and production. Right now, Africa produces only about 12% of the world’s oil output. By 2012, that could be 30%. No wonder, then, it has become such … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy: the power of the human body

The End of Cheap Oil and the Rise of the Scythe Originally posted on You Tube by Kaivido Quaintly out-dated?  A bit antiquated?  Well, we might think we can look back fondly on those days of heavy labour and hard graft from the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Education, Energy, Food & Agriculture, General, Nature & Conservation, Oil, People, Permaculture, Sustainablity, Thinking outside the box | 28 Comments

Selfish Shell?

image: proposed area for London Array scheme within Thames Estuary Shell, who prides itself on its progressive green initiatives, has reneged on its commitments to the London Array Scheme – a project to build the world’s biggest off-shore wind farm.  … Continue reading

Posted in 'Green' investments, Business, Climate change, Community Projects, Development, Energy, General, Oil, Planning, Renewables, Sustainablity, Technology, UK, US, Wind power | 15 Comments

Comparing EU greenhouse gas emissions

The European Union contributes significantly to the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. This is in part due to the fact that Europe relies heavily on fossil fuels for energy. However, the union has ratified the Kyoto agreement to reduce emissions, unlike … Continue reading

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