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Could First Nations end the tar sands destruction?

2014.07.03 Our recent article about indigenous issues in North America was obviously very well timed, as there have been two major breakthroughs on the issue since writing it – both of them in Canada. Firstly, the city of Vancouver, on Canada’s western coast, has officially recognized that it was built on First Nations land (First…

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Ana Shell and Mr. Nursatyo Argo, Corporate Secretary of PT Pertamina

21st World Petroleum Congress

2014.06.23 Between the 15th and 19th June 2014 Moscow played host to the 21st World Petroleum Congress. Energy entrepreneur Ana Shell and representative of NRGLab Pte Ltd were in the city for a business trip at the time, and took the chance to visit this slick and well-organized event. The theme of this year’s event…

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Asean power week

Ana Shell Media Press presents: POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia

2014.06.20 Ana Shell Media Press is pleased to be a media partner of PennWell Corporation and support POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia. POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia, the region’s premier conference and exhibition for all aspects of the power generation industry, will return to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 10-12 September 2014, at…

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2014-06-14 - WCS SIWW CESS 2014 - 25 - WCS opening ceremony PM Lee Hsien Loong

World Cities Summit and Singapore International Water Week 2014: Common challenges, shared solutions

2014.06.14 Since 2010, the World Cities Summit (WCS) has brought together political and industry leaders in Singapore to discuss the challenges of urbanization, to learn from each other’s expertise and experiences in developing solutions that affect millions of lives, and to foster relationships across the sectors, with eyes always towards the future. This year’s WCS…

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The end of the road for Yasuni National Park

2014.06.10 In the last week the news has finally come out that Ecuador has signed official agreements with regards to drilling for oil in the Yasuni National Park. We all knew this was coming after recent leaks telling us that the government was in negotiations, but this is still an extremely sad day for those of…

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Has carbon trading failed?

2014.06.07 News reports suggest that Australia could become the first country to shut down its carbon trading scheme, essentially giving polluting industries the green light to continue with business-as-usual. The point of the carbon trading law was to put a minimum price on the emission of carbon dioxide, a kind of subsidy-in-reverse on industries and…

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Time to change our oil culture

2014.06.02 The latest figures coming out of the US suggest that the previous exultation of shale gas may have been severely premature. Shale has been promoted as the answer to the question of US energy independence, with claims that there would be up to 17bn barrels of fuel underneath California alone – enough to keep…

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Water conflict threatens to boil over

2014.05.27 Tension in the South China Sea, which has been bubbling away fairly quietly for some time, has threatened to boil over in the past few weeks. The problems are being caused, as they always are, by issues of resource management and ownership, particularly related to that still absurdly popular fuel source, crude oil. Specifically,…

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