Saudi Arabia’s Water Problem

For many people, Saudi Arabia is known for its oil, the pool of liquid that has brought wealth to the authoritarian-led absolute monarchy. But there is another valuable resource beneath the dry Arabian Desert, namely groundwater, that enables huge agricultural areas to be cultivated in the middle of the desert. – Music – There are […]

Where The Shale Revolution Save America?

Experts on energy, including oil and gas, say that solar and wind are the energy of the future. But while consumers wait for the future expansion of alternative energy, the fossil fuel industry is pushing for natural gas to be a bridge to that future. In the US, drillers are busily tapping gas as well […]

SHALEout!

The Russians and the Saudis squeeze U.S. shale oil producers by flooding the market with oil. This drives the price down to unprofitable levels. Rumors circulate that President Trump considers helping the industry with government assistance, including low interest loans. Critics of the president and the industry call this idea a “ShaleOut.” It’s a catchy […]

Sustainable aviation fuel

Back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, Beep. That’s more like it. Our planet was full of lush, dense forests. When the prehistoric organisms died, they sedimented deep into the earth’s crust. Creating the fossil fuels which power the modern world. (well, sort of, but you get the idea). As humans evolved, so did our quest […]

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII – Is 100% Renewable Energy Attainable?

>>MAHEALANI: COMING UP NEXT ON INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI’I, IS A 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY GOAL ATTAINABLE?>>MAHEALANI: ALOHA AND WELCOME TO INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII. I’M MAHEALANI RICHARDSON. HAWAI’I RELIES ON IMPORTED OIL, GAS, AND COAL FOR 80% OF OUR ENERGY NEEDS MAKING US THE MOST FOSSIL-FUEL-RELIANT STATE IN THE NATION. ON MONDAY, THE GOVERNOR WILL […]

3. When will we run out of fossil fuel? Part 1

[Music] Where does energy come from? From the hole in the wall. It’s how I charge my mobile telephone. Where does that energy come from? That comes from a power station, it travels along the wires from the power station and comes into the house. And where does the power station get its energy from? […]

Why It’s Time To Take On The Big Banks

Everyone knows that Exxon and Chevron and Shell are climate criminals. But there’s another name that belongs on that most wanted list, Chase Bank. You may think, ‘Why is bank a big driver of the climate crisis’? Well, let me tell you. Money is the oxygen on which the fires of global warming burn. If […]

The Future of Crude in the Texas of the North

EV Dream

Electric cars, or EVs if you like, are the future, right? They will be less expensive, cleaner for the environment, slow carbon dioxide emissions, and we will be more secure because we won’t be so dependent on oil. These are the things we are being told by politicians and activists. But is any of this […]