‘Licence to Drill?  Is Australia’s present Britain’s future?’ [podcast]

On Monday, May 20th 2013, the Extreme Energy Initiative invited Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith, a Senior Advisor to the National Toxics Network (NTN) based in Australia and the Pacific and also an advisor to IPEN, an international public interest network representing … Continue reading

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Shell’s London shareholder meeting: ‘I appreciate your answer, but I still disagree’

Shell’s London shareholder meeting: 'I appreciate your answer, but I still disagree'

By Emily Coats, UK Tar Sands Network Last week I had the joy of attending Shell’s London shareholder meeting. It’s always a bizarre experience, where the board, shareholders, NGOs and members of frontline communities hurl polite comments back and forth, … Continue reading

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Dr James Hansen: ‘leave unconventionals in the ground’

Dr James Hansen: ‘leave unconventionals in the ground’

By Helle Abelvik-Lawson Dr James Hansen, former director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) and currently Adjunct Professor of Earth Sciences at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, stated during his lecture at the London School of Economics on Thursday … Continue reading

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Shale Gas in Algeria: Perpetuating a rentier state

Shale Gas in Algeria: Perpetuating a rentier state

The (Geo-) Politics of Energy and their Human Rights Counterpart By Colombe Vergès, MA Student in Human Rights at the School of Advanced Study (University of London) The recent amendment of the Algerian law on hydrocarbons, which came into force without … Continue reading

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Shell funds shale gas research at Oxford University

Conflict-of-Interest statement:  The author was an undergraduate at the University of Oxford, and has signed the letter mentioned in this news article. Today sees the launch of a new partnership between the University of Oxford and Shell. A number of Oxford … Continue reading

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Creating a future we want: How Europe can stop tar sands expansion

Creating a future we want: How Europe can stop tar sands expansion

By Emily Coats, UK Tar Sands Network The tar sands megaproject is a striking example of what happens when money, greed and die-hard adherence to the status quo dominate our idea of ‘progress’: It results in the destruction of entire … Continue reading

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