Navigating geopolitics in oil and gas

What is geopolitics and why is it important? Geopolitics is a central concern for the oil and gas sector and can be viewed as a source of both risk and opportunity. The trend toward more nationalistic and aggressive political behavior

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Keep it in the ground

The video “Keep it in the ground” is a very simple idea from writer and climate campaigner, Bill McKibben: keep fossil fuels in the ground. If we were to burn all the fossil fuel reserves we currently know about, experts

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More than Scientists

“We created More Than Scientists to make a better connection between the scientists and the people that need to hear their message,” says campaign director Eric Michelman, founder of the Climate Change Education Project which created More Than Scientists. “We

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Nuclear special edition: Fukushima 4 years on

Only twice have we reached highest rung of the scale measuring the severity of nuclear accidents: Chernobyl on April 26 1986 and Fukushima on March 11 2011. It is a fateful similarity that only heightened the wave of fear that

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Study: You’re Really Paying More Than $6 Per Gallon for That Gas

Although they’re starting to creep back up, Americans continue to enjoy relatively low gasoline prices, with the current national average of $2.50 per gallon down by about $1 over the same time last year. That’s the good news. The bad

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Boris Johnson told to divest £4.8bn pension fund from fossil fuels

Boris Johnson has been told by the London assembly to pull City Hall’s £4.8bn pension fund out of coal, oil and gas investments, after assembly members voted on Wednesday on a motion in support of the fossil fuel divestment movement. The

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Here’s how much faster wind and solar are growing than fossil fuels

There’s been a lot of positive news about clean energy lately. For instance, we’ve reported that from 2008 to the present, wind and solar energy capacity in the United States has tripled. Now, a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration makes a

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How Europe’s biggest polluters became their own regulators, says Greenpeace

A Greenpeace investigation has revealed the whole process has been captured by the coal industry, with the result that the emission limits the EU is about to agree could be extremely lax. Not only would most of the existing plants be allowed

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Solar-Powered Airplane Embarks On Attempt To Fly Around The World

It weighs as much as an SUV, but its wingspan is wider than a 747’s. And Monday, a solar-powered airplane flew over the Gulf of Oman, starting what its pilots hope will be a record-setting trip around the world. The

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Bank of England warns of huge financial risk from fossil fuel investments

Insurance companies could suffer a “huge hit” if their investments in fossil fuel companies are rendered worthless by action on climate change, the Bank of England warned on Tuesday. “One live risk right now is of insurers investing in assets that could

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