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Is the BP Gusher Unstoppable? Print

Mother Jones, 16 June 2010

"All the actions and few tid bits of information all lead to one inescapable conclusion. The well pipes below the sea floor are broken and leaking. Now you have some real data of how BP's actions are evidence of that, as well as some murky statement from "BP officials" confirming the same. "To those of us outside the real inside loop, yet still fairly knowledgeable, [the failure of Top Kill] was a major confirmation of what many feared. That the system below the sea floor has serious failures of varying magnitude in the complicated chain, and it is breaking down and it will continue to.

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Business leaders predict 'global oil supply crunch and price spike' Print

Online Opinion, 18 June 2010

The Chief Executive Officer of insurance giant Lloyds is warning that the world is facing a “period of deep uncertainty” over the decline of fossil fuels - and may soon be coping with $200-a-barrel oil.

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Dont have let the dinosaurs have died in vain Print

Every US president since Nixon has talked about the need to get the United States off of foreign oil and moving toward energy independence. Jon Stewart recently captured this theme in a very funny, but troubling segment:

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-june-16-2010/an-energy-independent-future

 
Large oil spills are old news in the Niger Delta Print

The Age, 18 June 2010

BIG oil spills are no longer news in the Niger Delta, where the wealth underground is out of all proportion with the poverty on the surface. This once-verdant area has endured the equivalent of the Exxon Valdez spill every year for 50 years by some estimates. The oil pours out nearly every week, and some swamps are lifeless.

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The 5 key elements of sustainable transport

RE New Economy, April 2014

Transport is responsible for around a seventh of greenhouse gas emissions globally. Of these emissions almost two thirds are the result of passenger travel while ...

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Renewables changing the nature of power

Crikey, 22 April 2014

New technology has dramatically increased the possibilities of renewable energy. But the material revolution challenges those who want to preserve the existing relations of production, consumption and energy.

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Worse than gasoline? New study delivers a major blow to corn biofuels

Salon, 21 April 2014

Using the leftovers of harvested corn as fuel turns out to be worse for the environment than plain old gasoline, according to a new government-funded study. It’s a major blow to the promise of cellulosic biofuels, into which ...

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