Tag Archives: climate change

Obama’s bold climate plan – sensing a change in the public mood?

13 Jun

We’re still far from stopping climate change altogether. But at least something is finally being done. President Obama wants to circumvent Congress to cut power plant emissions. […]

Asian domination and cheap US energy forever

4 Dec

The IEA’s World Energy Outlook in 6 charts. […]

Trendspotting – the next 20 years of global energy

27 Aug

The world is either going to be constrained by the high price of energy, cook itself or it will use a lot of gas, barring a revolution in renewables.


Chart orgy about energy trends

12 Jul


A bit more than 4 barrels of oil. Or about 700 liters. That is how much oil the average person uses each year globally. And it has been the same for the past 30 years.


Natural gas light – without the CO2?

14 Jun


This is not as crazy as it sounds. Actually the technology already does exist.


Climate change for skeptics

6 Jun


There’s only a 1% chance your plane will crash. Enjoy your flight!


Hitting the carbon limit soon?

8 May


There is not a long time left to come up with a technological breakthrough to get rid of CO2 emissions. The other option is crocodiles in Scandinavia if we remain on current emission trends.


New US energy blueprint: gas and oil gusher

19 Mar


‘The United States is on the path to a cleaner and more secure energy future’. But the President does not have much to do with that.


US gas flaring is visible from space

28 Jan


Due to the unconventional oil and (shale) gas boom in the US, gas flaring in North Dakota and Texas is visible from outer space. In fact, the amount of gas flared would be enough to simultaneously power the cities of Chicago and Washington… Although environmentalists’ concerns are growing increasingly vocal, the rise of shale gas production has actually contributed to a decrease in US CO2 emissions overall.


Super-smog in China and other good news

22 Jan


If you worry about climate change and the environment, as we do, there have been two pieces of good news recently. One of them is the widely publicized super-smog in Chinese cities. The other one is less well known, but could be even more important: a study showing that black carbon (AKA soot) may be almost as important for climate change as CO2.