Rebel smell: In the Deep South, dirty energy and disenfranchisement go hand in hand The southeastern U.S. is pre-1990s South Africa, and the brand of apartheid practiced here is of the energy variety. This is how environmental justice scholar Robert Bullard called it two years ago, and a report released yesterday from the NAACP pretty much confirms it. Clocking in at over 500 pages, the civil rights organization’s new report, “Just Energy Policies: Reducing Pollution and Creating Jobs,” reads like an update of Van Jones’s 2008 book, The Green Collar Economy, showing how far the nation has come, and not come, in advancing clean energy. The NAACP’s report hinges on the idea that the more that states invest in clean energy and implement diverse and localized hiring practices, the more people of color will benefit in terms of income, employment, and health.
2013 in review: the year fracking shook the world | Environment The pumping of water, sand and chemicals underground at pressure to crack rocks and release gas dominated headlines in 2013. Fracking for shale gas, even if the process has not actually been producing much energy beyond its homeland in the US, has barely been out of the public consciousness. In the UK, drilling for oil by fracking explorers Cuadrilla in Sussex roused one of the biggest environmental protests in years, as thousands marched outside the village of Balcombe and Green party MP Caroline Lucas was arrested. A similar series of protests was mirrored in Manchester, later in the year. Public figures and industry bodies lined up to say the technology should go ahead in the UK, from David Cameron down to geologists, water companies and some environmentalists, and the government laid out sweeteners of £100,000 for communities who live near any shale gas wells that are fracked.
The piece is excerpted from the new book Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future. For the past decade I’ve been a participant in a high-stakes energy policy debate — writing books, giving lectures, and appearing on radio and television to point out how downright dumb it is for America to continue relying on fossil fuels. Oil, coal, and natural gas are finite and depleting, and burning them changes Earth’s climate and compromises our future. In the past two or three years this debate has reached a significant turning point. Evidence that climate change is real and caused by human activity has become irrefutable, and serious climate impacts (such as the melting of the Arctic ice cap) have begun appearing sooner, and with greater severity, than had been forecast. Yet at the same time, the notion that fossil fuels are supply-constrained has gone from being generally dismissed, to being partially accepted, to being vociferously dismissed. Why the Peak Oilers are still right
Oil Spills: U.S. well sites in 2012 discharged more than Valdez -- Monday, July 8, 2013 Advertisement It went up orange, a gas-propelled geyser that rose 100 feet over the North Dakota prairie. But it was oil, so it came down brown. So much oil that when they got the well under control two days later, crude dripped off the roof of a house a half-mile away.
Danger pour la société si plus de 20% des énergies fossiles sont brûlées
The good folks at BP , Shell , and Statoil would never break the law and screw over their customers in a quest for inflated profits, surely. Yet that is the very accusation coming out of Europe, where the industry giants are suspected of colluding to fix prices for crude, biofuel, and refined oil products at artificially high levels, allowing them to reap greater profits than the laws of supply and demand would dictate in a truly competitive economy. Offices of the companies were raided last week by European Commission officials, and the Justice Department is being urged to investigate whether the alleged price fixing spilled over onto American shores. BP, Shell, Statoil accused of fixing oil prices
cyberaction N° 539: Audition de l'OPECST sur les Hydrocarbures non conventionnels : Petits débats entre amis.. [ 3 924 participations ] cyberaction mise en ligne le lundi 15 avril 2013 En partenariat avec : Collectifs français contre la recherche et l’exploitation des hydrocarbures « ultimes » Elle sera envoyée à : Président de l'Assemblée Nationale | à votre député | à vos sénateurs Nos députés et sénateurs, emboîtant le pas à MM. Bataille et Lenoir, s’interrogent depuis novembre 2012 sur les alternatives à la Fracturation hydraulique, cherchant un moyen de contourner la loi et de délivrer, au mépris du risque climatique, sanitaire, social et environnemental, les Hydrocarbures non conventionnels que la nature a pris soin de piéger dans la roche. cyberaction Audition de l'OPECST sur les Hydrocarbures non conventionnels : Petits débats entre amis..
Do You Know Where Your Oil Comes From?
Global Bioenergies concocte un hydrocarbure sans pétrole
Lutte anti fossile
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IEA - World Energy Outlook
DESTOYERS, PEAK OIL, PLANET DEVESTATION!
Schistes bitumineux et XL pipeline project
Gaz et huiles de schistes
5 Things That Actually Determine the Price of Gasoline - Part 5
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