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30 steps to an oil-free world

1st May, 2008

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Our addiction to oil is not inevitable. We can all take steps to kick the habit more...
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CASE STUDY: creating Transition Towns

Ed Hamer

27th November, 2007

From theory to practice, how one man in Totnes is helping a community respond to the threat of peak oil – from its own currency to relearning lost arts. Ed Hamer reports more...
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A melted Arctic: gold mine or honey trap?

Andrew Marszal

3rd November, 2009

As the melting Arctic ice cap opens a new ocean to the world, governments and private speculators are rushing to cash in on lucrative resource deposits and shipping lanes. But they may find these virgin waters a dangerous place to do business… more...
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Peak oil before 2020 a 'significant risk', say experts

David Strahan

8th October, 2009

A new report highlights how woefully unprepared the Government is for a looming peak in oil production more...
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The Romans could teach us about soils and climate change

Tom Hodgkinson

2nd October, 2009

What have the Romans ever done for us? Well, they did at least try to warn us that intensive farming would render our soils and civilisation unviable... more...
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Tar Sands protest comes to UK Climate Camp

Ecologist

18th August, 2009

Oil extraction from tar sands is causing large-scale environmental damage, say activists more...

The 300-350 Show: Arctic special - part two

Phil England

27th July, 2009

In the second part of a special programme looking at the significance of the Arctic in the context of climate change, Phil England hears about the rush to exploit the region's oil and gas supplies... more...
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The future of energy is renewable

Jon Hughes and Mark Anslow

27th February, 2009

The recent U-turn by of some of the UK's leading environmentalists - and one-time nuclear energy opponents - on the issue of nuclear energy, has caused vigourous debate in the media. Their reasoning is that we simply don't have the capacity to produce enough renewable energy to meet our needs. But as this comprehensive Ecologist report from 2007 shows the UK is really a renewable energy powerhouse. more...
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Is it time to change 20th century economic paradigms?

Richard Heinberg

5th February, 2009

A hundred years ago, markets ruled: fortunes were made, workers abused, bubbles blown. The Austrian School of economists, led by Ludwig von Mises, said this was fine: despite temporary messiness, the market knows best.
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Peak oil is welcome

Richard Heinberg

7th August, 2008

Climate change is a problem of fossil fuel dependency, and solving it requires reducing that dependency quickly and dramatically. more...
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Plan C: Community Survival Strategies for Peak Oil and Climate Change by Pat Murphy

Phil England

1st July, 2008

Heavy on the moralising, light on cheer, a new book on low-carbon living has Phil England reaching for the classics more...
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Renewable energy - how greywash drowns the green

Joss Garman

9th June, 2008

With fuel bills rising and back in the news, bizarrely it’s green energy in the firing line. more...

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Hedge funds for forests?

Mark Anslow

6th June, 2008

Protecting rainforests is now almost as lucrative as cutting them down. Mark Anslow reports on a commodities-centred approach to stopping deforestation more...
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WWF-UK wins funding halt to Sakhalin II oil and gas pipeline

News

6th March, 2008

Lobbying by WWF UK to protect Arctic wilderness from a £11bn ($22bn) oil and gas project that threatened the Western Gray Whale with extinction has been successful after the UK and US governments withdrew backing. more...
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Canada and Russia are leading the stampede for a wealth of oil and gas exposed as climate change melts the Arctic sea-ice.

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13th August, 2007

Russia last week planted a flag on the Arctic seabed while the Canadian Prime Minister announced $57 million plans to establish military control over a key future Arctic shipping route, in symbolic moves to seize previously inaccessible Arctic fossil fuel reserves. more...
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Britain could be carbon-free by 2030

News

9th July, 2007

Britain could become a ‘carbon-free’ country in just twenty years, according to a new report published by the Wales-based Centre for Alternative Technology. more...
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Exxon may stop funding climate deniers

News

15th June, 2007

ExxonMobil, the notorious US oil giant at the top of environmentalists' 'most wanted' list, has said it may stop funding controversial think-tanks which produce research claiming that climate change is not happening. more...
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The next genetic revolution?

Robin Maynard & Pat Thomas

29th March, 2007

We didn’t want GM on your table, but the crucial question now is, will we allow it in our tanks? Robin Maynard and Pat Thomas report more...
Investigations

Biofuels Report: Against the Grain

Robin Maynard

1st March, 2007

Plant fuels can never meet our current and growing energy needs and, as Robin Maynard reports, adopting a ‘carbohydrate economy’ may prove disastrous for our farmers, our food supply and our future more...
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Biofuels Report: Introduction

Pat Thomas

1st March, 2007

In his final State of the Union address, George Bush announced his support for the adoption of biofuels on a massive scale. But is the plan such a good idea? By Pat Thomas more...
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Esso's tactics to create uncertainty over climate change

Jon Hughes

1st March, 2007

How Esso employs tactics and people used by tobacco firms to create uncertainty over the science of climate change. Report by Jon Hughes more...
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Biofuels - facts and fiction

Mark Anslow

19th February, 2007

The claims for biofuels make it seem truly a wonder crop. Mark Anslow separates the wheat from the chaff more...
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Bush claims ethanol is answer to oil addiction

News

24th January, 2007

George W Bush used his seventh annual State of the Union Address to say that Climate Change is "a serious challenge" and announce ethanol as the answer to oil dependency. more...

Senior Bush Official Denies Change in Climate Policy

News

16th January, 2007

Reports from Downing Street officials that US President George Bush was to use next week’s State of the Union address to announce a successor to the Kyoto protocols have been denied by Tony Snow, a Senior White House spokesman. more...
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EU promises 'a new industrial revolution'

Mark Anslow

15th January, 2007

The European Commission has set out plans to keep global temperatures from increasing more than 2 degrees. The authors said that limiting global warming to 2ºC is both technically feasible and economically affordable if the international community acts swiftly. more...

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