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Oil reserves from tar sands in Canada and Venezuela are equal to the world`s total known conventional fossil oil reserves. But the production process is extremely damaging to the environment; and it causes at least 20 percent higher C02 emissions than conventional oil. That is why oil production from tar sands has always been highly… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

In the aftermath of the first oil crisis, 1975, the French President Giscard d`Estaing had the clever idea to invite the heads of government of what were then the major economic powers – USA, Japan, Germany, UK and Italy – to an informal fire chat at Rambouillet Castle to discuss about the global economic system.… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

1. The EU is likely to approve its second climate package by March 2009. This will constitute a huge step forward for the EU and for the world. It will be the most comprehensive piece of climate policy ever adopted so far, whatever its shortcomings may be. The EU will have the legal and administrative… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

Of all the signatory countries of the Kyoto Protocol (1997) Canada deserves the worst rating. Its per capita C02 emissions are close to 20 to, higher than in any country except USA, Kuwait and Qatar. Instead of reducing its emissions by 5 percent over 1990, as it committed to, its C02 emissions have soared by… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein