Category Archives: Oil

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

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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

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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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Global Risks 2008

Over at 3eintelligence a report from the World Economic Forum is summarised, giving the gloomy predictions for 2008;       *system-wide financial crisis       *food insecurity       *supply chain disruptions       *climate and energy chaos Food security has become the new emerging … Continue reading

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Are biofuels ‘green’?

There is a real desire now to find alternatives to fossil fuels and biofuels are increasingly seen as the answer but how green are they? This depends on whether the biofuel is first or second generation. Agricultural crops (such as … Continue reading

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The American Chemistry Council.

Image: Enviroblog; from article: Industry challenges ban on phthalates in kid’s toys. In their words; ACC believes that information and dialogue have the power to create change: in our industry, in our communities, and in our world. Our member companies … Continue reading

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