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WWF: Natural World Heritage Sites Are Under Threat

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Alarmingly, our planet’s resources are becoming ever scarcer. Key places that should be protected are coming under threat from harmful industrial activities.

BC Government “Cannot Support” Current North Gateway Pipeline Proposal

The British Columbia government has just made its final written submission to the Northern Gateway Pipeline Joint Review Panel, and it is asking for more information and assurances before it can support the project. The main concern cited by the BC government in its rejection of the proposal is lack of detail around marine and land oil spill response.

Canadian ESG Leader Nexen Acquired by Chinese Enterprise

The much-discussed deal for the acquisition of Canadian ESG leader Nexen by Chinese state-owned CNOOC was completed yesterday, with a total value of $15.1B. According to company statements1,2, energy company Nexen will operate as a subsidiary of CNOOC with continuing leadership by CEO Kevin Reinhart, who has been an employee of Nexen for over 18 years.

A Voice in the Desert: Texas Beckons Sustainable Investment in Wind Energy

“Everybody thought I had a duster. Y’all thought ol’ Spindletop Burke and Burnett was all the oil there was, didn’t ya? Well, I’m here to tell you that it ain’t, boy! It’s here, and there ain’t a dang thing you gonna do about it!

Saving the Last 130: The Oil Companies, the Banks and the Plight of the Western Gray Whale

To save the remaining members of a critically endangered species of whale from a drilling platform that threatens to destroy their only feeding ground, an environmental group follows the money trail

Cleantech vs. Keystone XL: Could a Controversial Pipeline Undermine Obama’s Case for Green Investment?

"If we don't lead in clean energy, we'll follow. I'd hate to see us replace the importing of foreign oil with the importing of foreign technology." -- Vice President Joe Biden

Will Events in the Middle East Spark a Renewable Energy Revolution?

One area of the financial markets most impacted by recent events in the Middle East and North Africa is the price of crude oil.  Since the majority of global crude reserves are concentrated in this part of the world, political unrest or disruption to production can often send prices soaring.

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