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  1. Pouring money into a bottomless tar pit

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Ask most people and they'd probably tell you that the world's largest hydrocarbon deposit is the giant Ghawar oilfield in eastern Saudi Arabia, which has been pumping out crude at the rate of millions of barrels a day for decades now. They'd be wrong. The biggest known deposit is actually the Athabaska tar sands in the far north of Alberta ...

  2. Problems of bringing power to the people

    Posted Jul 21st 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland If your economy is expanding at a 10 per cent annual rate but your electricity production is growing at only 8 per cent, sooner or later you are going to run into trouble - unless, that is, you are getting much more efficient at how you use power. Well, China is getting more efficient but progress is agonisingly slow. According to official figures, last year ...

  3. News - World - NUCLEAR POWER

    Steam leak at French nuclear plant renews calls for reducing reliance

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... proponent of atomic energy. But in a deal with the Greens before this year's parliamentary and presidential elections, President Francois Hollande's Socialist party promised to reduce ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The voodoo maths of nuclear energy opponents

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... plants for decades without the slightest problem, is joining the panic. President Francois Hollande's new government has promised to lower the country's dependence on nuclear energy ...

  5. Anti-pollution people power is good for growth

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland Chalk it up as another victory for popular protest. On Saturday, thousands of aggrieved citizens gathered in the coastal city of Qidong in Jiangsu to demonstrate against plans to build a pipeline discharging industrial waste into the sea. Things got heated. Protesters overturned cars, ransacked government offices, looted officials' wine supplies and bashed up police ...

  6. Game theory answer to climate blindness

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tom Holland If the environmental policies of the United States and China seem inexplicable, a little game theory might shed light on the positions of the world's two biggest polluters. US climate policy seems the epitome of double think. The administration has finally acknowledged the reality of global warming and conceded that human discharges of greenhouse gases ...

  7. Hong Kong should take a stand against inhumane slaughter of seals in Canada

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the letter by Jean-Francois Tremblay ('In defence of seal hunts in Canada', March 14). Your correspondent is correct about only one thing, the harp seals are not endangered at this point in time. However, this issue is not about conservation- it's about cruelty. The seals are not killed humanely to feed a family. They are bludgeoned to death, often ...

  8. World leader in green tech, world beater in greenhouse gas

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland We are constantly being told how China leads the world in green technologies. Just last week mainland media were trumpeting that China poured US$18.3 billion into green energy in the second quarter; almost a third of all the money invested globally in clean energy technologies. This massive investment is clearly a source of considerable pride. In his million-selling book, ...

  9. China won't be replicating the US shale gas bonanza

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland There is a huge amount of excitement over the potential of shale gas deposits to transform China's energy market over the next 10 years. Unfortunately it is misplaced. China's hopes are pinned on the belief it can replicate the boom in shale gas production that the United States has enjoyed. Since 2005, US shale gas production has exploded from next to nothing ...

  10. 50b yuan Sino-French nuclear power joint venture in Taishan launched

    Posted Dec 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... place in Beijing yesterday and was witnessed by French Prime Minister Francois Fillon. Comprising two 1,750 MW nuclear generating units, the world's largest, the plant is part ...




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