Better late than never: Shell and Statoil pull out of the Arctic

So persistence does really pay off. Photograph: Frolair It was announced in September 2015 that due to facing a ‘mountain of opposition from environmentalists and achieving disappointing results’, Shell was to abandon its drilling in the Alaskan Arctic (Washington Post, 2015).  And if that wasn’t good enough news for the general public and wider environmental…

Is it all dark days for Hinkley Point C?

The science speaks for itself, yet some people still won’t accept nuclear energy. Photograph: IAEA Image Bank Environmental scientist James Lovelock said at the 2005 International Conference in Paris that ‘now that we’ve made the earth sick it, won’t be cured by alternative green remedies like wind turbines or biofuels, and this is why I…