Extreme weather displaces more people than war

Extreme weather displaces more people than war

Floods, hurricanes, and other natural disasters drove 22 million people out of their homes in 2013. That is three times the number of people displaced by war and twice as many as were displaced by extreme weather in the 1970s. The study Global Estimates 2014. People...
Great News!  New York State Bans Fracking

Great News! New York State Bans Fracking

In spite of huge pressure from the oil and gas industry, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Department of Environmental Conservation has concluded that the health risks of fracking are too great, and it will not permit the development of fracking in the state....
Europe abandons hopes of US-style shale gas revolution

Europe abandons hopes of US-style shale gas revolution

Special Report 28th February 2014 Synopsis.   Shale gas has had a “minimal impact” on the US’s manufacturing industry, and will have even less significance for Europe, according to a new report by the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations...
Fracking by the numbers

Fracking by the numbers

How big is the fracking industry? Environment America have produced a report which gives a startling picture of the extent of fracking in US and some of the impacts caused by this industry.  [Download report] “Fracking by the Numbers” needs wide...
Deborah Rogers: The economics of fracking

Deborah Rogers: The economics of fracking

Deborah Rogers – Founder of EnergyPolicyForum and critic of Fracking Deborah Rogers is an expert in the economics of shale gas and an advisor to the Obama administration.  Speaking at the 2030 Vision conference in Carrick-on-Shannon this month, she made it clear...