Category Archives: Coal Seam Gas

Peak Oil: Ten Bucks a Litre – Dick Smith

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Is “peak oil” theory delayed by fracking?

About a decade ago, the theory of “peak oil” stated that at some point in the near future, global oil production would peak, sending prices sky-high. But since then, the discovery of vast shale oil and gas reserves – many … Continue reading

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Coal seam gas: The missing emissions

  The ABC’s Background Briefing takes a look at the claim that coal seam gas extraction is “50% cleaner than coal”. More good reporting from Wendy Carlisle and crew: The claim that coal seam gas is 50% cleaner than coal … Continue reading

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Geoengineering … a good idea?

In this video, the ABC’s Lateline takes a look at one Canadian entrepreneur’s efforts at Geoengineering, designed to increase the local fish harvests for the indigenous Haida villagers that funded the idea. There is little background on Russ George in … Continue reading

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Peak Oil: The 9 billion ton hamster

I’ve always thought of myself as a smart guy. There I was, at 30 years of age, producing award winning advertising, designed to manipulate people – through fear, envy and stupidity – into consuming more and more, exponentially. Pretty smart, … Continue reading

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CEDA says Australia the loser in coal seam gas row

The Committee for the Economic Development of Australia has published a report warning that “superficial arguments” over coal seam gas are pitting farmers and environmentalists against the miners to the detriment of the country. You can download a copy of … Continue reading

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Coal Seam Gas: Economic Boom or Environmental Bust?

Coal seam gas? Is it an economic bonanza or an environmental disaster? This was the debate for this panel discussion on coam seam gas at the Noosa Longweekend Festival this year. It is, and will continue to be, a highly … Continue reading

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Peeking at Peak Oil – Kjell Aleklett at ASPO2012

Association for the study of Peak Oil & Gas (ASPO) President Kjell Aleklett presents his observations on 10 years of ASPO at the ASPO2012 conference in Vienna. Other videos from the conference can be found here. Visit the ASPO International … Continue reading

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Michael T. Klare: The Race for What’s Left – Full Talk

Michael Klare – full talk Michael T. Klare addresses the Carnegie Council on the subject of his new book: The Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources. The talk is around 30 minutes long, with … Continue reading

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Coal & CSG: Dirty deeds and they’re not done cheap…

2GB’s Alan Jones spoke to Paul Cleary from the Australian newspaper this morning (08-02-2012), about the activities of the coal mining and coal seam gas industries in Australia… and the story that emerged is thoroughly appalling. Arrow Energy is paying … Continue reading

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For some conservatives, CO2′s the answer to all our woes…

If we needed further evidence that neither the left nor the right of politics can sanely address two of the most pressing issues of our time – peak oil and climate change – it was Piers Akerman’s article in yesterday’s … Continue reading

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CSG company failed to report saline spill

From the ABC: The discharge of 10,000 litres of saline water at a coal seam gas project in north-western New South Wales was not reported to the State Government for six months. Santos operates the Narrabri Coal Seam Gas Project. … Continue reading

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Senate committee recommends halt to CSG project approval

The Rural Affairs and Transport References Committee has, with tri-partisan support, handed down the recommendation that there should be no more coal seam gas projects approved across most of the Murray-Darling basin, until several environmental impact studies have been completed. … Continue reading

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APPEA spits the dummy: wants the ABC CSG website pulled

A few posts back I mentioned the new ABC Coal Seam Gas website, which allowed you to figure out if a CSG well or lease was planned close to you. APPEA (the Australian Petroleum Producers and Explorers Association) has accused … Continue reading

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