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There is a catastrophic gap between promises to cut carbon emissions and the action need to deliver those cuts – BBC World Service

    There is a catastrophic gap between promises to cut carbon emissions and the actions need to deliver those cuts. That is the verdict today from the United Nations, a new UN Report says amounts pledged in the Paris … Continue reading

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OF OIL AND STONES

  This blog first appeared in Business Green                                 Sheikh Yamani, a former Saudi oil minister, is famous for having pointed out that the stone … Continue reading

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SOMETHING UNDERSTOOD

  This article first appeared in BusinessGreen       The politics of climate change is changing. Astonished listeners at a recent conference in Paris heard the Saudi oil minister, Ali al-Naimi, announce ‘one of these days we are not … Continue reading

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Revealed: BP’s close ties with the UK government – The Guardian

  I was quoted extensively in a piece The Guardian wrote on the extent of BP’s influence on government policy and how their intimate relationship is at odds with UK commitments to reduce carbon emissions.     “About 1.5% of … Continue reading

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THE ROAD NOT TAKEN

  This essay argues that the oil industry will lose the battle for the future. The growth it expects will not occur. The key issue is whether the world makes an orderly or disorderly transition to a carbon neutral energy … Continue reading

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Tom Burke’s political commentary: Don’t just kick BP but learn all the lessons from the Gulf oil-spill disaster

ENDS Report 425, June 2010, p. 56 28 June 2010 The spill in the Gulf of Mexico is just an appetiser. The long-term effects of our addiction to oil will be far worse for the environment, politicians and the economy … Continue reading

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Tom Burke’s political commentary: The many lessons from BP’s agony

Published in the ENDS Report on 14 June, 2010. The spill in the Gulf of Mexico is just an appetiser. The long-term effects of our addiction to oil will be far worse for the environment, politicians and the economy. Many years … Continue reading

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