Adani’s Carmichael mine won’t alleviate fuel poverty – it guarantees it

The Carmichael coal mine in Queensland, Australia, had fuelled more than a decade of political debate before it was finally given the go ahead last month.  Adani, an Indian-owned energy company, says the new mine will provide cheap, reliable electricity for millions of people in its home state of Gujarat, and has consistently downplayed concerns raised by environmentalists.  The project, …

Natural Gas: The world’s new favourite fuel

The world’s new favourite fuel, natural gas, is sustaining our ever-growing demand for energy and manufacturing. The International Energy Agency said gas demand grew 4.6 percent last year, calling 2018 a “golden year” for natural gas. Driven by booming US production, largely from fracking, and insatiable growth in China, natural gas accounted for 45 percent of the total increase in …

Climate Change Denial Is Hardwired into the System

Ever since there has been climate change science, there has been climate change denial. As far back as 1982, an internal scientific assessment from US energy giant ExxonMobil warned of the “greenhouse effect” produced by burning fossil fuels. Exxon’s scientists predicted global temperature rises and ever-increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide levels — this month CO2 levels hit 415 parts per million …