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Tar sands oil extraction spreading rapidly, Friends of the Earth warn

The successful development of Canada’s tar sands has triggered a rush by Shell and other oil companies to set up similar operations in Russia, Congo and even Madagascar, a new report reveals. Soaring crude prices and an growing shortage of drilling sites have encouraged the energy industry to look at a series of "unconventional" hydrocarbon deposits threatening vulnerable environment and communities in places such as Jordan, Morocco as well as the US, Friends of the Earth says in a review (...) read

date of on-line publication : 17 May 2010

KJELL, Petra, SIMMS Andrew, WOODWARD, David

Mirage and Oasis: Energy choices in an age of global warming

> New Economic Foundation, June 2005, 56pp. (...)

Nuclear power has been promoted in the UK and globally as the answer to climate change and energy insecurity. Yet, this report argues, as a response to global warming, nuclear power is too slow, too expensive, too limited, and, in an age of terrorist threats, a security risk. As an alternative, this report calls for a combination of renewable energy sources to be used, combining the full range of technologies (micro-, small-, medium- and large-scale). Although the report focuses largely on the situation in the UK it also highlights the potential of “micro-renewables” more generally.  read

date of on-line publication : 6 January 2006


Let Africa Into the Carbon Market

> Project Syndicate, Dec 2005 (...)

This article calls for a change to the European bias against using credits from forest projects for its own internal carbon market, in order to allow Africa to play a larger role in the emerging international carbon market.


date of on-line publication : 21 December 2005


Worse Than Fossil Fuel

> ZNet, Dec 2005 (...)

Following the European Commission’s proposals to increase the use of biofuels, the much touted "green" alternative to fossil fuels, the article fiercly underlines the environmental shortcomings of this fuel, stating that "biodiesel enthusiasts have accidentally invented the most carbon-intensive fuel on earth". It stresses furthermore the need for policies which reflect the need to cut down on our energy use, rather than trying to substitute with alternative sources.


date of on-line publication : 13 December 2005

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