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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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UK Budget 2013: Shale Gas Tax Breaks

UK Chancellor George Osborne will introduce generous tax breaks for shale gas exploitation (commonly known as ‘hydraulic fracturing’ or ‘fracking’) and other forms of onshore unconventional gas, to promote investment in the industry.  The 2013 UK Budget  delivered last week … Continue reading

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The Relentless Pursuit of Extreme Energy: A New Oil Rush Endangers the Gulf of Mexico and the Planet

by Michael T. Klare Yes, the oil spewing up from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico in staggering quantities could prove one of the great ecological disasters of human history.  Think of it, though, as just the prelude to the Age … Continue reading

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The Era of Xtreme Energy: Life After the Age of Oil

by Michael T. Klare The debate rages over whether we have already reached the point of peak world oil output or will not do so until at least the next decade. There can, however, be little doubt of one thing: … Continue reading

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Fracking Hell? – Britain’s Gas Rush [video]

Dr. Damien Short, Director of both the Human Rights Consortium and the Extreme Energy Initiative (EEI), appears in this Ecologist Film Unit production to speak about Britain’s ‘gas rush’. Across the UK, Britain’s green, picturesque land is facing uncertainty after … Continue reading

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Fracking our future: the corrosive influence of extreme energy

This article originally appeared in The Ecologist alongside the short film Fracking Hell – Britain’s Gas Rush. Frack Off is an Extreme Energy Initiative supporting campaign. Following in the wake of shale gas and coal-bed methane (CBM) extraction is the spectre … Continue reading

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Fracking for Shale Gas – Extreme Energy in the UK [podcast]

Back in Autumn 2012 the Extreme Energy Initiative hosted a lecture by Paul Mobbs, one of the initiative’s UK collaborators.  Please watch the podcast and share widely.

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Extreme Energy As Genocidal Method: Tar Sands and the Indigenous Peoples of Northern Alberta

Author(s): Jennifer Huseman and Damien Short Abstract: In this paper we discuss the impact of the tar sands development in northern Alberta on the indigenous communities of the Treaty 8 region.[i] While the project has brought income to some, and … Continue reading

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