Canada.com, 24 January 2011
After months of assurances that shale gas development is safe — including a suggestion that cows give off more greenhouse gas than shale gas wells — the Charest government reversed its position on Friday. "The industry is not in control of the situation," Environment Minister Pierre Arcand told reporters Friday, adding he is "extremely concerned."
Reuters, 19 January 2011
Without a global carbon price, the expanding shale gas boom would exacerbate climate change and take money away from renewable energy projects, a new report said, calling for a worldwide pause until countries take steps necessary to lower the risks of the new wave of drilling. The report from the well-respected Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester is one of the the first to try to measure the global warming implicati
CNNGo, 19 January 2011
China has announced plans to build a high-speed railway linking the southern Chinese Guangxi Zhaung autonomous region with Singapore via Vietnam, according to China Daily. The first
Upstream Online, 17 January 2011
With oil prices surging towards $100 a barrel, market eyes are on Opec to see whether the producers group will boost crude supplies to dampen prices. IEA executive director Tanaka told reporters on the sidelines of an industry conference that Opec "needs to show more flexibility" in increasing oil production according to Reuters. "If the current price continues, it will have a negative impact," he said.
How else to describe this, but as a form of mass insanity. Just when we know we need to be learning to live on the surface of our planet, off the power of sun, wind and waves; We are frantically digging to get at the dirtiest, highest emitting stuff imaginable…
Business Week, 17 January 2011
OPEC is unlikely to boost oil production amid rising prices because global inventories are still above five-year averages, said Jeff Currie, London-based head of commodities research at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Financial Times, 17 January 2011