When it comes to climate change, the latest House of Lords report is yet another in a long line of eloquent obfuscations rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic rather than grasping the wheel and urgently steering a different course.
A review of Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future by Richard Heinberg.
Approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline would have only a marginal positive impact on the economics of the Canadian oil-sands industry, but could nevertheless trigger a rush of high-risk investment into additional projects that would rely heavily on rising oil prices, according to new research from the Carbon Tracker Initiative.
Coal mining has powered the Australian economy for decades.
Energy intensity — energy use per dollar of GDP — is the last refuge of fossil fuel proponents. Instead of measuring real improvement in energy efficiency, it hides the outsourcing of dirty, coal-based manufacturing to developing countries and changes during times of economic growth or recession, irrespective of efficiency.