Category archives: oil

Backwards Reasoning

Could fracking prevent climate change denial? Read more.

Resource Testeria

Promoting extractive industries is seen by politicians as a proper, manly pursuit, even if it makes no sense. Read more.

Hunger Games

The rich world is causing the famines it claims to be preventing. Read more.

False Summit

We were wrong about peak oil: there’s enough in the ground to deep-fry the planet. Read more.

A Gun to Your Head

Should wider sanctions be imposed on Syria? Read more.

An Underground National Park

To prevent climate breakdown, we need to declare most of the fossil fuels in the earth’s crust off-limits. Read more.

Peak Stupidity

Why was the Labour government telling two different stories about peak oil? Read more.

Oil and Trouble

Why western governments won’t support democracy in Saudi Arabia. Read more.

Looking for Trouble

Why are we still prospecting for oil when we can’t afford to use existing reserves? Read more.

BP’s Dumb Investors

The companies now threatening to sue BP have only themselves to blame. Read more.

The Money Gusher

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.

If Nothing Else, Save Farming

It’s probably too late to prepare for peak oil, but we can at least try to salvage food production. Read more.

Cross Your Fingers and Carry On

Why does the government refuse to make contingency plans for peak oil? Read more.

Jeroen van der Veer Challenged

I grill the chief executive of Shell in the fourth of my aggressive interviews with policy makers. Read more.

Shell’s Game

Why good people do bad things Read more.

Fatih Birol Challenged

This is the second of my bare-knuckle interviews with policy makers. Read more.

At Last, A Date

For the first time, the International Energy Agency has produced a date for peak oil. And it’s not reassuring. Read more.

Majesty, We Have Gone Mad

An open letter to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia Read more.

The Last Straw

A new generation of biofuels turns out to be another environmental disaster Read more.

Leave It In The Ground

The climate talks are a stitch-up, as no one is talking about supply. Read more.