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Piper Alpha after the fire

When the North Sea platform Piper Alpha exploded on 6 July 1988 killing 167 men, Brian Krause was given the ...

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What the Frack(ing)?

The UK government recently announced its plans to support the Fracking industry with investment and tax breaks. These were the ...

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Extreme Oil Drilling

Our hundred year reliance on oil is at a turning point. The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf ...

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What if we *never* run out of oil?

Fascinating article from The Atlantic that sheds light on an interesting question: What if we never run out of oil ...

STORY URL: What If We Never Run Out of Oil? - Charles C. Mann - The Atlantic
New technology and a little-known energy source suggest that fossil fuels may not be finite. This would be a miracle—and a nightmare.

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Renewable Energy - Start now!

The invisible grip that that black gold has over the world, cannot be summarized in a few words. The fact ...

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To frack or not to frack

Swiss Re regularly updates its expert assessments of the shifting risk landscape through an array of publications aimed at its ...

STORY URL: http://media.swissre.com/documents/European_Legal_Developments_2011_2012.pdf

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Old habits die hard

Bad habits can be hard to break, I'll be the first to admit. But that shouldn't be a reason to ...

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About fracking fluid

According to the linked Swiss Re expert publication, between 1 million and 8 million gallons of fluid and 80 to ...

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