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Oil: Shocking how vital it still is

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31604164

Today the BBC has launched its Big Oil Drop project, a series of interconnected online articles and data packages, alongside broadcast pieces.

The idea is a pretty simple one. 992 more words

World News

Annual outlook from BP forecasts unsustainable rise in carbon emissions

Larry Elliott provides a sobering article in The Guardian as he reviews BP’s latest annual global supply and demand analysis. The report shows that the 40% forecast rise in energy demand can only be met by fossil fuels. 920 more words

Climate Change

THE NORTHERN TRIANGLE’S THIRST FOR ENERGY

The fall in the  global oil price in recent months has had a dramatic impact on energy pricing. Whilst the near term cost benefits are being felt globally by consumers, energy efficiency from both a demand and supply side is of pivotal importance in ensuring long term energy security and access, and also in mitigating climate change. 849 more words

Guatemala

Keystone Pipeline to get a veto

President Obama’s press spokesman said today the president is set to veto a bill authorizing the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline from Alberta to the Texas Gulf Coast. 281 more words

Barack Obama

3S WP 2012-16 Macrorie - The dynamics and governance of thermal comfort practices in low carbon housing

Ambitious government targets set an agenda to reduce domestic energy demand, however the leverage of policies in this domain is poorly understood. Considering a social housing development recently constructed in the east of England, designed to be operationally carbon neutral, this research focuses upon the role of low-carbon technologies in delivering a reduction in residential electricity consumption. 145 more words

3S Working Paper

3S WP 2012-13 Sharp et al - Governance of Resource Efficiency: Insights from Cultural Theory

Resource demand management initiatives are designed based upon implicit understandings of power and knowledge distribution between formal institutions and resource users. Employing an interpretive account of cultural theory, resource governance modes are developed in order to explore the differing assumptions held by, and means of action employed by, a set of three consecutive domestic resource efficiency initiatives. 122 more words

3S Working Paper