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The Environment

The EU Doesn’t Need A Green New Deal

Aug 29, 2019 at 16:00 | Irina Slav

When Ursula von der Leyen made her EU President pitch to the European Parliament last month, she made her environmental plan a top priority. Now, von der Leyen is due…

Chinese Scientists Find New Way To Clean Up Oil Spills

Jul 02, 2019 at 14:07 | Irina Slav

The search for ever-better materials to soak up oil from water has recently added a new member to this highly specialized and highly sough-after family: Chinese scientists have invented a…

Exxon’s Shareholders Reject Climate Resolution

May 30, 2019 at 12:51 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Exxon’s shareholders rejected a proposal to set up a climate change board committee and voted down a proposal for corporate governance changes that some shareholders had proposed to protest…

IEA: CO2 Levels Hit Another Record High

May 27, 2019 at 13:12 | Kurt Cobb

When the International Energy Agency (IEA) reported in late March that energy consumption in 2018 rose at the fastest rate in a decade, it confirmed something that most of…

New Models Suggest Much Faster Global Warming

Apr 29, 2019 at 10:34 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

New climate models now project even faster global warming than previous work. The models were developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Princeton, NJ), the National Science Foundation’s National…

The Oil Industry Faces A ‘Crisis Of Confidence’

Mar 13, 2019 at 15:12 | Nick Cunningham

The oil industry is starting to feel the pressure of climate change. Oil executives, by and large, have not been swayed to change their business practices despite years of warnings…

Major Breakthrough Could “Turn Back The Emissions Clock”

Mar 01, 2019 at 14:50 | Haley Zaremba

Meeting the Paris Agreement target of limiting global climate change to a maximum of just 2°C of warming will be no easy task. As the global population and middle class…

The ‘Shocking Details’ Of The Green New Deal

Feb 07, 2019 at 16:43 | Nick Cunningham

The long-awaited Green New Deal was unveiled in Washington on Thursday, laying down a marker for 2020 and beyond. If you haven’t heard of the Green New Deal, you probably…

Chevron And Occidental Join Bill Gates Backed Tech Company

Jan 14, 2019 at 10:14 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

Chevron and Occidental Petroleum recently announced they will invest in Carbon Engineering Ltd., a Squamish, B.C. clean energy start-up company backed by among other, Bill Gates. Carbon Engineering has developed…

Oil And Gas See Regulatory Windfall Under Trump

Jan 02, 2019 at 13:08 | Nick Cunningham

Trump’s border wall is at a standstill, his infrastructure plan never got off the ground, and many other policy initiatives are in disarray. But one area where the Trump administration…

The Real Reason Behind Beijing’s War On Pollution

Dec 28, 2018 at 12:23 | Vanand Meliksetian

Forty years ago, the Communist Party of China under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping introduced economic reforms which heralded an era of economic growth and development. During the past 4…

The U.S. States Looking To Reshape Transport Regulation

Dec 20, 2018 at 13:45 | Nick Cunningham

A collection of U.S. northeastern states already have a regional cap-and-trade program for major power plants. Now, the region is pursuing a similar approach for transportation, an ambitious and challenging…

Is This The Answer To Global Warming?

Dec 07, 2018 at 16:16 | Robert Rapier

In my previous article – Indisputable Facts On Climate Change – I addressed some of the things we know to be true as it relates to carbon dioxide and global temperatures.…

Is Carbon Capture The Only Option We Have?

Oct 25, 2018 at 11:22 | Richard Talley

In the wake of the recent UN report that unambiguously warned to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to avert catastrophic climate effects, the debate on how to decouple GDP growth from…

UN Puts $2.4 Trillion Annual Price Tag On Mitigating Climate Change

Oct 09, 2018 at 15:42 | Irina Slav

Climate scientists are not known for giving good news, and the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that convened in South Korea was no exception: the scientists that compiled

Refiners Aren’t To Blame For Climate Change

Sep 14, 2018 at 14:20 | Robert Rapier

For about a decade, Texas has considered the idea of erecting a coastal barrier to protect against the impacts of hurricanes. Texas A&M researchers concluded that a direct hit to Galveston from…

Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions Set New Record

Jul 06, 2018 at 14:18 | Robert Rapier

In April of this year, the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii recorded an average concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide above 410 parts per million (ppm). This was the highest monthly average in…

An Unexpected Carbon Tax Proposal

Jun 25, 2018 at 11:23 | Llewellyn King

Call it a tax without tears. It is a proposal to address carbon pollution by replacing a raft of tax subsidies and regulatory requirements with a carbon tax. What is…

The Oil Eating Bacteria That Can Clean Up Crude Spills

Apr 11, 2018 at 15:58 | Irina Slav

It’s not a widely known fact that the 2010 oil spill caused by the explosion on BP’s Deepwater Horizon platform could have been even worse were it not for bacteria.…

BP To Take Final Hit On 2010 Disaster

Jan 16, 2018 at 10:56 | Irina Slav

BP will take a US$1.7-billion post-tax impairment charge on expenses related to the finalization of settlements related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. The charge will be booked in the…

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