Buried in the Infrastructure Bill is an astonishing and hitherto-unnoticed contradiction. Read more.
Category archives: oil
Promoting extractive industries is seen by politicians as a proper, manly pursuit, even if it makes no sense. Read more.
We were wrong about peak oil: there’s enough in the ground to deep-fry the planet. Read more.
To prevent climate breakdown, we need to declare most of the fossil fuels in the earth’s crust off-limits. Read more.
Why was the Labour government telling two different stories about peak oil? Read more.
Why are we still prospecting for oil when we can’t afford to use existing reserves? Read more.
The companies now threatening to sue BP have only themselves to blame. Read more.
The oil industry’s decommissioning costs will dwarf those of nuclear power. The money being made now should be put aside to meet them. Read more.
It’s probably too late to prepare for peak oil, but we can at least try to salvage food production. Read more.
Why does the government refuse to make contingency plans for peak oil? Read more.
I grill the chief executive of Shell in the fourth of my aggressive interviews with policy makers. Read more.
This is the second of my bare-knuckle interviews with policy makers. Read more.
For the first time, the International Energy Agency has produced a date for peak oil. And it’s not reassuring. Read more.
A new generation of biofuels turns out to be another environmental disaster Read more.