Shell to keep from drilling the Arctic one more year

Here are good news, as according to Grist : ” The Arctic will be safe from drilling efforts by accident-prone Shell this year, and the oil company says it is reconsidering its very future in the region.” ” (…) The company announced on Thursday that it won’t pursue exploratory drilling in the Arctic this year,… Continue reading Shell to keep from drilling the Arctic one more year

Why drilling for oil in the Arctic is downright crazy

As China and Iceland signed last week a treaty on arctic oil and as a small spill declared in Russia, I thought it was appropriate to write about a previous article from Climate Progress on the risks of such practices. As Kiley Kroh noted there: ” Analysts at one of the world’s largest insurance markets… Continue reading Why drilling for oil in the Arctic is downright crazy

Subsidies and drilling won’t solve our problems

You know probably know it : America – and to be fair, many other countires –  is giving a lot of subsidies to Big Oil and companies that are making billions of profits. This doesn’t make sense economically nor environmentally. You might also remember that I have been advocating changing this for years and have… Continue reading Subsidies and drilling won’t solve our problems

One year after the BP oil spill

You would have thought that the United States have learned from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which took place a year ago. To the Huffington Post, this is absolutely not the case. “In the year since the worst environmental disaster in the nation’s history, Congress hasn’t adopted any major laws on… Continue reading One year after the BP oil spill

Worth an article – my April 2010 tweets

I have been committed for three years to bring you each month a selection of the latest headlines and best researches on sustainable development, climate change and the world energy sector. However, I don’t blog as much as I would like to and generally write around 25 posts per month. However, many more great news… Continue reading Worth an article – my April 2010 tweets

President Obama embraces offshore drilling

I wrote as early as september 2008 that offshore drilling is not a sustainable solution as the added oil reserves won’t enable us to go much further and will keep feeding our global addiction for oil. To rally Republicans to his climate bill, President Obama decided to embrace this solution last month. This was a… Continue reading President Obama embraces offshore drilling

The nine plagues threatening our oceans

The Huffington Post Green published on Monday an article on the 9 problems destroying our oceans. From overfishing and irresponsible fish farming and from offshore drilling to garbage and mercury pollution, they are overwhelming. Another important problem is acidification. Indeed, as our oceans absorb the carbon dioxide we emit every minute, their surface become more… Continue reading The nine plagues threatening our oceans

If you think that offshore drilling is a solution…

… you should have a look at the image on the left. Drilling offshore won’t solve the various problems. Similarly, drilling the Arctic oil won’t improve the situation either. The situation seems hopeless ? It is not, as energy efficiency is a solution that can address the problem permanently and that also can seriously help… Continue reading If you think that offshore drilling is a solution…