Climate Change

June 23, 2010

Oil Industry learns nothing from the BP Environmental Disaster,Opposes California's Green Laws and Ban of Drilling

The Oil Industry which had gone on the defensive with questions being raised about their commitment towards  environment and society has learned nothing from the BP […]
June 22, 2010

Fossil Fuel Extraction continues to Directly Inflict Thousands of Human Deaths

Fossil Fuels form the main Energy source for  humanity due to their abundance,general ease of extraction and high energy density.However the Environmental costs and the Loss […]
June 20, 2010

Valero Energy positions itself strongly for a Green Future by investing in Biofuels

Valero Energy which is the US’s largest oil refiner has positioned itself strongly to take advantage of future shift in the fuel industry.The massive drop in […]
June 20, 2010

Andarko 25% owner of Deephorizon Rig tries to Shirk from Oil Spill Responsibility by putting whole Blame on BP

Andarko Petroleum  is a 25% owner of the the Deephorizon Oil Rig which exploded recently leading to a huge ecological and economic disaster in the US […]
June 15, 2010

Oil Companies try to Evade Valid Claims and Questions arising from the BP Oil Spill

Oil Companies are coming under increasing fire in the aftermath of the BP Oil Spill which has exposed a lot of skeletons in the Fossil Fuel […]
June 15, 2010

Venezuela becomes a classic case of "Resource Curse" with President Chavez declaring "Economic War" against Capitalism

Huge Chavez,the Socialist President of Venezuela who had tried to build an alliance against the USA with some success finds himself in a tight corner .His […]
June 10, 2010

Global Warming in Cold Storage – China's CO2 emission Jump,Canada cuts Emission Target by 90%,UN Climate Chief Pessimistic

Global Warming and Climate Change Mitigation has been given the Cold Shoulder by the World Governments with attention being diverted  towards the  Global Financial Crisis.The Economic […]
June 9, 2010

Masdar tries Solar Thermal Technology as Thin Film Division faces trouble;To Build a CSP plant "Shams 1" with Abengoa and Total

Masdar’s Amorphous Silicon Division in Trouble Masdar, Abu Dhabi owned Green Company plans to build a  Solar Thermal plant called “Shams 1” near Abu Dhabi. Masdar […]
June 8, 2010

Indian Government fails to Rein in Fossil Fuel Subsidies despite Favorable Political Position

The Indian Government failed to pass a law reforming the structure of state subsidies to the Oil sector .The Meeting between a empowered committee of Indian […]
June 4, 2010

Is Algae Based Biofuel a Great Green Investment Opportunity

Why Algae based Biofuels Algae Based Biofuels have been hyped in the media as a potential panacea to our Crude Oil based Transportation problems. The advantages […]
June 4, 2010

BP imploding due to Gulf Oil Spill while Obama and Oil Industry suffer collateral damage

The Gulf Oil Rig explosion has led to a virtual implosion of British Petroleum with the costs and damages mounting at an unprecedented pace for this […]
June 2, 2010

Is the Coal to Liquid (CTL) Tata-Sasol $10 Billion Plant an appropriate use of India's resources?

Introduction to Coal To Liquid (CTL) and Sasol The Tata- Sasol Joint Venture has been working to set up a massive $10 billion coal to liquid […]
June 1, 2010

BP incompetence and deception leads to a $60 billion marketcap loss after Oil Spill

British Petroleum shares have crashed by almost 33% since the news of the Gulf Oil Spill broke out.Despite BP being a stable mega cap Energy company […]
May 30, 2010

Warmest Year in Recorded History Inflicts a Massive Human Toll in India

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has said that the last decade was the warmest decade since the 19th century with temperatures a whopping 13.3 Degrees […]
May 30, 2010

Solar Energy in India – Biggest Energy Opportunity of the 21st Century

The Indian Government’s launch of the ambitious Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission(JNNSM) promises to catapult India into  becoming the Largest Market for Solar Energy  in the […]
May 30, 2010

BP's reputation plunges to a new depth as "top kill" also fails

The whole BP Oil Spill story has been one long list of failures,lies and ineptitude by all the major stakeholders involved.The Obama administration,BP and the Oil […]
May 29, 2010

BP Oil Spill – A Tale of Corruption, Lies and Deception

BP Oil Spill continues to make headlines for the horrific environmental effects it is having on US coastal states .The whole story has been one riddled […]
May 28, 2010

Wind Energy in US hits an Air Pocket in 2010 due to Low Gas Prices and Federal apathy

Wind Energy in 2010 has ground to a halt in the US after a record 10,000 MW were installed in 2009.The ARRA grants in 2009 which […]
May 27, 2010

Electric Vehicles -Four Weddings and a Divorce as Auto Heavyweights jostle for position

Electric Vehicles is becoming the most active segment of the Green Industry in recent times with Alliances,Acquisitions as well as Breakups . Global Auto Heavyweights along […]
May 27, 2010

2010 to be the Warmest Year since 19th Century but Governments unconcerned

2010 has a very high probability of  being the warmest year since records have been kept from the 19th  century.Land Temperatures in 2010 are supposed to […]
May 25, 2010

Has a Worldwide Deal on Global Warming been put in Cold Storage?

The Copenhagen climate talks which was preceded by a huge media hype and global expectations on a deal between nations on climate mitigation proved to be […]
May 23, 2010

Role Reversal – US Utility Duke Energy acknowledges China's Clean Technology Leadership

The US Government needs a Reality Check about who is leading the world in Clean Energy.While the US Commerce Secretary thinks that the US might lose […]
May 20, 2010

India's Publicly Listed Oil Companies remain Captive to the whims of the Government

India has a number of large state owned Oil/Gas companies most of which are listed on the stock exchange.However these companies are difficult  to value fairly […]
May 20, 2010

BP Oil Spill Finally Hits American Coast;Massive Impact on Economy and Environment Expected

Despite “numerous efforts” by BP which took a week to wake up to the scale of the disaster, the Oil Spill has finally  hit the American […]
May 19, 2010

BioFuels from Crops – Answer to Climate Change and Global Warming?

Biofuels were all the rage during the Bush administration which mandated the use of biofuels for the Transportation Industry.It led to a huge boom in biofuel […]
May 18, 2010

BP oil spill faces Presidential Commission as “Cozy Relationship” between Companies and the Regulator gets highlighted ; BP claims "partial success"

The BP oil spill has garnered unprecedented media coverage due to the major environment impact it could have on some of the coastal states of the […]
May 13, 2010

Have US and Europe already Lost the Green Industry Leadership to China

China is recognized as the manufacturing hub of the world due to its low cost of labor and capital coupled with the  pro industry policies of […]
May 12, 2010

US Senate Proposes a "Climate Bill" with support for "Nuclear" and "Oil Drilling" ;Even Then has Little Chance of Being Passed

US has been a laggard in matters of in the climate mitigation issue compared to   Japan and Europe.They are even having trouble in formulating the bill […]
May 10, 2010

BP Oil Spill Gives another Excuse for the US to delay the climate Bill

The US has been a laggard on the climate change mitigation compared to the progressive stances taken by Europe and Japan.Despite strong hopes raised by the […]
May 9, 2010

Lufthansa to use BioFuel in its Planes to Reduce Costs of buying Carbon Certificates

Lufthansa is going to mix biofuel with kerosene for its planes starting from 2012 . The EU is mandating the ETS system for the flight industry […]