Tag Archive for 'fossil fuel'

Improving human well-being while relying on fossil fuels drives up carbon emissions worldwide

February 23rd, 2014 by Nature Climate Change

Growing economies across the world have seen the average life expectancy at birth rise since 1970, but at a significant cost to the environment, reports a paper, The Carbon Intensity of Human well-being, published on 24 February 2014 in Nature Climate Change. Past research has confirmed that economic development improves the quality of life. However, […]

Guernsey Gas to increase gas tariff by three percent on 23 January 2013

January 11th, 2013 by Guernsey Gas Company Ltd

Guernsey Gas and Kosangas (Guernsey) will increase their tariffs by 3% from 23 January 2013 as a result of global increases in Natural Gas and LPG prices. There is, however, no increase in the standing charge. “The decision to increase tariffs has been taken reluctantly but is one that has been forced upon us as […]

European Commission publishes European shale gas studies

September 10th, 2012 by European Commission

The European Commission has published three studies on shale gas. Potential shale gas extraction has become a topical issue in Europe, attracting the interest of several market players and giving rise to a number of public concerns. The studies look at the potential effects of these fuels on energy markets, the potential climate impact of […]

There’s no time to lose meeting the energy challenge

April 27th, 2011 by Richard Lord

“Meet the energy challenge now” is made by Grundfos  

Jeremy Gilbert, former chief petroleum engineer of BP, says Peak Oil has happened or is happening now

February 14th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Jeremy Gilbert, former Chief Petroleum Engineer for BP says “Peak Oil, I believe, probably is happening as we speak or has happened.” Jeremy Gilbert believes the technology is available to extract oil from remote and deep-sea locations but he doubts that the investment is available. “We are seeing fields which are more difficult to develop.  […]

Global effort required to improve energy efficiency of our economies

February 3rd, 2011 by WWF

All of the world’s energy needs could be provided cleanly, sustainably and economically by 2050, according to a major new study by WWF published on 3 February 2011. The Energy Report breaks new ground with its global scope and its consideration of total energy needs. It shows that by 2050, the world’s power, transport, industrial […]

A low carbon approach is vital to kick start and future proof our economy

February 1st, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

Official UK figures published on Tuesday 1 February 2011 show that UK greenhouse gas emissions dropped by 8.7% in 2009. Responding to this, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne said “Yes, emissions were down in 2009 but so was the economy so this is no time for back slapping. A low carbon approach has […]

The post carbon institute presents three hundred years of fossil fuels in 300 Seconds

December 6th, 2010 by Richard Lord

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Whoever said global warming was dead?

October 18th, 2010 by Martin Rees and Anthony Giddens

Our core scientific findings remain intact.  But there are opportunities in that inconvenient truth. This year there have been outbreaks of extreme weather in many regions of the world.  No one can say with certainty that events such as the flooding in Pakistan, the unprecedented weather episodes in some parts of the US, the heat […]

Film: A Crude Awakening

October 2nd, 2010 by Richard Lord