Fossil Fuels

Edinburgh University Student Protest At Investment in Fossil Fuel Companies

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Jennings | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

More than 30 students from Edinburgh University staged a sit-in after the university continued its investment in fossil fuels. On Tuesday, students...

Hydro-electric Power - Why a Coalition Government Could Make the UK Greener

Simon Thomas | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Thomas

The numbers speak for themselves. Hydro-electric power is currently the only renewable energy capable of replacing fossil fuels and it's about time we had a party in government that's going to get serious about cutting the UK's carbon footprint.

Let's Drill This Green and Pleasant Land

David Saddington | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK
David Saddington

The announcement has been heralded as a fantastic boost for the British economy and industry, but hearing the news that we're delighted to have struck oil really feels outdated in an age where the coupling between carbon emissions and economy is breaking, sustainability is getting traction and green innovations are re-defining business practices around the world.

100 Billion Barrels of Oil Were Discovered in England - So What?

Kyla Mandel | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK
Kyla Mandel

The amount of oil found is significant, but not for the reasons touted by UKOG. Assuming there really are 100 billion barrels of oil, if it was all extracted and all of it was burnt, a total 37.5Gt of CO2 would be released. This is roughly equal to one year of current global emissions.

Why I Bought Shares in BP and Shell to Save the Planet

Louisa Casson | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Louisa Casson

Climate change is already hitting the most vulnerable communities first and hardest with extreme weather events, rising sea levels and food shortages. At the same time, fossil fuel companies in their ivory towers keep ordering more drilling.

Climate Change Is Too Important to Be Left to the Eco-Warriors

Joe Ware | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK
Joe Ware

Climate change is, at its core, an issue of injustice. Those that are least responsible for creating the problem, are the ones who are suffering the most. Livelihoods are being destroyed, people are forced to leave their homes and extreme weather events make widows and orphans.

Inequality and Climate Change Will Define My Generation

Bradley Allsop | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

Whether you like it or not, you are left with a choice: do or die. This is too big for us to ignore, too close to put off- we must act. Mobilise, organise, fight, in any way you can. Already thousands of local battles across the globe are challenging the consensus and changing our fate.

Resource Responsibility and the Global Carbon Crisis

Peter Rolton | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK
Peter Rolton

One thing is for sure: any plan based on restricting access to cheap fuel is doomed to fail from the start, so we have no other choice but to address the problem and create long-term, sustainable solutions.

These Students Are Saving The World... By Urinating

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students at the University of the West of England (also known as ironically UWE) in Bristol are doing their bit for environment - by emptying their bl...

UCL Students Covered Themselves In Oil For An Orgy.. Wait, What?!

The Huffington Post UK | Nick Winchester | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Half-naked students dripping in oil stormed the corridors at University College, London on Tuesday - all in the name of climate change. Protesters ...

New Infrastructure Bill Puts UK Climate Ambition at Risk

Kyla Mandel | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Politics
Kyla Mandel

The UK's climate change ambition will be in serious jeopardy once the Infrastructure Bill is passed into law. If that's not worrying enough, barely anyone seems to be taking notice.

Black Is the New Green, Part One: Energy Security

David Saddington | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK
David Saddington

Energy security is one of the most talked about topics not only in terms of the debates around climate change action but also conventional policy. Energy price and stability have very real economic implications for any nation and there is now more than ever increasing concern to secure the resource by internalising energy generation.

Today LEGO Dumped Shell - Here's Why It Matters to Us All

James Turner | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK
James Turner

By placing its logo in thousands of playrooms around the world, Shell tried to insulate itself against anyone who claims that oil companies have no long term place in our society... Not only do our kids influence the way we think and act, they are the opinion formers of tomorrow. And Shell has been trying to buy them off.

Smart Grids: A Cleaner Planet, a Smarter Planet

Peter Rolton | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK
Peter Rolton

Last week, Rolton Group proudly hosted the launch of the latest CTF report, which explores the vital role of a smart grid in the UK. I was invited by Dan Byles MP to open the event, and in my introductory speech I explained why the advent of the smart grid is of such importance for businesses and consumers alike:

An Energy Surplus in Wales

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

The Wales Government is too feeble in its outlook to forge a way through Westminster ideology and strike out for what is good for Wales... Elected politicians seem to be more than happy to let this stupidity persist, denying us all the prosperity and energy security others are eagerly grasping.

If You Needed More Proof That a Fossil Fuel Economy Fuels Conflict...

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK
Anders Lorenzen

In the last half a year we have seen further evidence mount against fossil fuels and the role they play in creating conflicts. But you would not know that because this is not how it's being framed by our politicians and mainstream media...

Switching off the Power to Keep the Lights Switched On

Peter Rolton | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK
Peter Rolton

Successive governments have categorically failed to listen to the warning signs vocalised by the very industry whose co-operation they're now relying on to prevent blackouts, an industry that has watched with increasing anxiety as spare capacity drops ever closer to zero...

Fossil Fuels 'Leading To Catastrophic Climate Change'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK

Campaigners have demanded the world moves away from using fossil fuels ahead of a major international report on preventing climate change. The late...

Rest Easy Everybody! Climate Change Is a Fiendish Leftie Conspiracy

Ed O'Meara | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Ed O'Meara

The feeling is that it's all a big conspiracy by Green Technology business interests or Communists or Politically Correct people, or whoever it is that they're currently feeling narky with. I'm quite amazed that no one has yet linked Climate Change propaganda with a plot to impose Shariah Law, but I assume it will only be a matter of time.

Climate Change Impacts Everything

Samantha J Smith | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK
Samantha J Smith

Climate change impacts everything, everywhere. It threatens to undo everything that conservation organizations like WWF have achieved over the last half-century. Both people and the natural world are feeling the effects, which are consequential and growing. Extreme weather impacts fragile ecosystems that people depend on for food and their livelihoods.

Driving the World Insane

Jackson Bliss | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jackson Bliss

Inside our cars, we stop valuing human life and simultaneously overvalue our own time and importance. And because many people who work in the city drive back to the suburbs where they spend all of their money (becoming agents of urban sprawl), cars have become the standard accessory of urban economic divestment.

Cameron and Salmond: It's Time to Wave Goodbye to the UK"s North Sea Oil and Gas Reserves

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, is basing the economics in these fossil fuels as the economic cornerstone of Scottish independence, while UK Prime Minister David Cameron is arguing that Scotland will need to stay in the UK for these resources best to be managed.

Paying the Polluter to Pollute

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

For as long as oil and gas extraction is taking place, it is right to tax it heavily. These taxes should rightfully be paying to mop up the Thames Valley and the Somerset levels, for sea walls and flood defences wherever our communities need them.

Jack of All Trades, Master of None

Peter Rolton | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Rolton

The current governmental landscape betrays a belief that it is possible to run with the hare and the hounds ad infinitum when it comes to energy, and this simply isn't the case. Giving with one hand and taking with the other not only demonstrates a disingenuous attitude that further belittles trust, it also harms investment and makes us less competitive on the world stage.

From Storebrand to Virgin, Are Businesses Finally Starting to See the Case in Tackling Climate Change?

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK
Anders Lorenzen

As I wrote last week, the Norwegian investor Storebrand, which are also among the largest in the Nordic region, announced that they have excluded ten ...