News: Energy
Energy - Fri Nov 03 2006
Royal Society tells Exxon: stop funding climate change denial
Britain's leading scientists have challenged the US oil company ExxonMobil to stop funding groups that attempt to undermine the scientific consensus on climate change.
Economy and Financial Affairs /Energy - Fri Dec 26 2003
WB urged to stop funding oil and coal mining
An independent review, commissioned by the World Bank (WB), has recommended that the Bank stop funding all coal and oil mining projects in the developing world, and increase investment in renewable energy.
Sustainable Development /Energy - Mon Feb 03 2003
Microhydel power generation
In the recent past there has been an ever-increasing body of scientific evidence pointing to the harmful effects of large dams on the environment. The social problems associated with extensive dam networks such as the Narmada Valley Development Project are, to put it mildly, enormous. Instead, we must look for alternative means of energy which fit into the larger framework of sustainable development. Microhydel power generation is one such alternative.
Energy - Wed Nov 20 2002
Energising Africa
The importance of modern energy provision in African development cannot be over-emphasised, as it is the nucleus of socio-economic development worldwide. By Ogunlade Davidson.
Economy and Financial Affairs /Sustainable Development /Energy - Fri Oct 18 2002
Transnational corporate beneficiaries of World Bank Group fossil fuel projects
In a new study sponsored by the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network (SEEN), Jim Vallette shows Fossil fuel corporations benefited from over $24 billion in World Bank financing between 1992 and August 2002. (PdF format).
Energy - Tue Sep 24 2002
India's 'see no evil, hear no evil' policy in Sudan
What do most Indians know about Sudan? That it's in north-east Africa, Egypt's southern neighbour and watered in parts by the Nile. What does Oil Minister Ram Naik know about Sudan? That he has recently clinched for the people of India a 25 percent stake in oil fields that produce 250,000 barrels per day, roughly equivalent to the country's biggest, Bombay High.
Gender /Energy - Mon Aug 19 2002
Nigeria: Focus on the Growing Role of Women in Oil Region Crisis
When a group of unarmed women protesters occupied Chevron Texaco’s main oil export terminal in Nigeria last month, they not only disrupted operations in a key oil facility, but also altered the rules of engagement in the longstanding conflict in the Niger Delta oil region.
Trade and Regional Integration /Sustainable Development /Energy - Mon Aug 19 2002
Eskom: Corporate Powerhouse or Green Company?
Eskom, Africa's largest electric company - also a major coal and nuclear enterprise, will be South Africa's Corporate Environmentalism Exhibit #1 during the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD).
Trade and Regional Integration /Energy - Fri Jun 28 2002
The Oil is not Enough
In The World is Not Enough, James Bond travels to Central Asia to find outrage and unrest -- over oil. That was fiction. The reality is, a new oil rush is on, and it's in the countries where poverty and lack of democracy have led to political and religious extremism.
Sustainable Development /Energy - Thu Jun 13 2002
Credit Where It's Due: The Role of Export Credit Agencies in Promoting Sustainable Energy
This policy paper has been prepared by the World Wide Fund for Nature and the Institute for Policy Studies to examine the potential role for export credit agencies in supporting sustainable energy technologies, principally in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency. Renewable energy currently represents only 2% of the global primary energy mix and is expected to rise to a mere 3% by 2020 (International Energy Agency, 2000).

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