Oil and emissions decline because of coronavirus

Travel, emissions, and manufacturing are down The International Energy Agency (IEA) just released their latest oil market forecast this morning, and it expects global oil demand to decline this year as the impact of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads around the world, constricting travel and broader economic activity. The situation remains fluid, creating an extraordinary [...]

Russia versus Azerbaijan – political pipelines

John Batchelor and Lou Ann Hammond talk about the political pipeline There's a reason Vladimir Putin is interested in President Trump and Ukraine. He is losing the dependence on Russian natural gas with the finding of gas in Azerbaijan and a proposed pipeline to Italy. Even though President Trump has given coal companies more leniency [...]

By |2018-12-14T17:45:54-08:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Emissions, Environment, Europe, Natural gas, Politics|Tags: |0 Comments

Pennzoil Films: Escaping the Ring

If this short-film had money laundering or a sex scene it could easily be shown at the Cannes Film Festival. The next film in the Pennzoil series is riveting with fast cars, drama, and intrigue. There is even a cameo performance of Rhy Millen of Rhys Millen Racing fame. You will remember Millen as a [...]

By |2020-05-20T13:17:24-07:00March 5th, 2018|Categories: Natural gas, Racing|0 Comments

Shell Oil to rig – rig to race Formula 1

When I told a girlfriend I was going out on a Shell oil rig she scrunched up her face and quizzically asked why. If you ask people where they buy their gasoline, they will rattle off the name of their local gasoline station. Most people don't think about where petroleum comes from that they are [...]

By |2020-08-03T12:17:31-07:00November 9th, 2017|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Ferrari, oil, Racing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Five Years; Stop Coal Plants, Gasoline Cars or else

Climate experts Here's the frightening implication of a landmark study on carbon emissions: By 2018, no new cars, homes, schools, factories, or electrical power plants should be built anywhere in the world, ever again, unless they're either replacements for old ones or carbon neutral. Otherwise, greenhouse gas emissions will push global warming past 2C of [...]

By |2020-04-14T10:10:47-07:00September 7th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Coal, Emissions, Environment, Gasoline (petrol), oil|Tags: , |0 Comments

Oil and Coal Must Be Phased Out by 2050 to Stop Catastrophic Warming on Driving the Nation

By Stephen Leahy If we really want to maintain a livable climate, and prevent global temperatures from rising more than 2˚ Celsius, then no nation, anywhere, can burn any oil, gas, or coal at all after 2050, according to a striking new analysis of the latest climate science. “The world must start preparing [...]

By |2017-03-22T08:00:19-07:00June 12th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Emissions, Environment, Fossil fuels|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Faulty Natural Gas Emissions Reporting Response from B.C. Government

By Stephen Leahy The B.C. Ministry of Environment stands by it's "implausibly low" estimate of methane leaks from the natural gas sector according to an official “information note" triggered by DeSmog's two-part article series last May. The DeSmog investigation revealed methane leaks were likely 7 times greater than the B.C. government is reporting [...]

By |2016-09-25T18:36:02-07:00January 28th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Emissions, Natural gas|0 Comments

Young and Restless: Canadian Youth Dismayed at Canada’s Climate Performance

By Stephen Leahy (WARSAW, Poland) ” "I'm ashamed to tell anyone here I'm a Canadian. When they find out they say 'ohh we pity you'," said Leehi Yona, a 20-year old Montrealer who attended the UN climate talks in Warsaw, Poland. "All Canadians would be outraged if they knew how Canada behaves on the world [...]

By |2017-03-22T08:00:32-07:00December 23rd, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Emissions, Environment, Europe, Fossil fuels, Politics|0 Comments

Cities Take Meaningful Climate Action as Nations Lag

By Stephen Leahy Canada and every other rich country need to crash their CO2 emissions 10% per year starting in 2014 to have any hopes of ensuring a not-super-dangerous climate for our grandchildren, said Kevin Anderson of Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester. "We can still do 2C [...]

By |2020-06-23T14:39:35-07:00December 14th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Emissions, Environment, Europe, Fossil fuels|0 Comments

Japan Bails Out on CO2 Emissions Target

By Stephen Leahy WARSAW, Nov 15 2013 (IPS) - Japan announced Friday that it will renege on it's carbon emissions pledge, likely ending any hope global warming can be kept to 2.0 degrees C. The shocking announcement comes on the fifth day of the U.N. climate talks in Warsaw known as COP19, where more than [...]

By |2017-03-22T08:00:36-07:00December 9th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Emissions, Environment, Fossil fuels|0 Comments
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