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UK international commitments on climate change are incompatible with the development of a national shale gas industry

Shale gas is indisputably a high-carbon energy source.

Time to stop investing in carbon capture and storage

Government investment in carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a large and expensive fossil-fuel subsidy with a low probability of eventual societal benefit.

Energy Crunch: Energy round-up: why the government should stick to its carbon budget

Weakening the UK’s Fourth Carbon Budget has no legal basis and would be economically damaging.

Zero Emissions by 2050

Is it feasible to have zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050? Yes!

Oil Shale: Looming Threat to Western Wildlands

Oil shales, if they live up to proponents’ expectations and can be produced commercially, could change the economic and political fortunes of the United States and transform the geopolitical map of the world.

Climate, resilience and geopolitics - headlines

•Obama Administration Takes Action on Climate ‘Resilience’ •Global security in the age of climate responsibility •Climate Change Seen Posing Risk to Food Supplies •CO2 levels hit record high •How the world is failing at its climate goals, in one giant chart …

Beyond Keystone XL: Why One Maine Town Is On The Front Lines Of The Battle Against Tar Sands

On Tuesday, approximately 25,000 residents of South Portland will decide the future of what could soon become America’s next tar sands pipeline. Not Keystone XL; the Portland-Montreal Pipeline.

Climate and hope on emissions? - headlines

•America delivers climate hope, again. US CO2 fell 3.8% last year •U.S. carbon emissions fell sharply in 2012. But don’t expect that to last. •Are global emissions heading for a permanent slowdown? •Study: Arctic Sea Ice Loss Shifts Jet Stream, Driving Deluges In NW …

Outsourcing Pollution and Energy-Intensive Production

Globalization has largely been seen in the context of the outsourcing of information technologies. But the larger outsourcing that globalization is leading to is the outsourcing of pollution and the energy-intensive production of goods.

Carbon Capture And Storage: One Step Forward, One Step Back

CCS simply hasn’t yet proven to be practical, affordable, scalable, and ready to be ramped up rapidly.

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