Oil field operations likely triggered earthquakes in California a few miles from the San Andreas Fault

California was thought to be an exception, a place where oil field operations and tectonic faults apparently coexisted without much problem. Not any more.

Thomas H. Goebel, Assistant Professor, University of Memphis • conversation
Nov. 10, 2020 ~7 min

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We want green energy jobs, say North Sea oil and gas workers – what they need to make the leap

A recent report found widespread support among North Sea oil and gas workers for a career in renewable energy.

Owen Douglas, Occasional Lecturer in Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin • conversation
Oct. 8, 2020 ~6 min

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It's time for states that grew rich from oil, gas and coal to figure out what's next

The pandemic recession has reduced US energy demand, roiling budgets in states that are major fossil fuel producers. But politics and culture can impede efforts to look beyond oil, gas and coal.

Morgan Bazilian, Professor of Public Policy and Director, Payne Institute, Colorado School of Mines • conversation
Sept. 23, 2020 ~10 min

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Can UK fossil fuel companies now be held accountable for contributing to climate change overseas?

How Zambian farmers won the right to pursue claims in UK courts – and why UK polluters should be worried

Sam Varvastian, PhD researcher, Cardiff University • conversation
May 28, 2020 ~7 min

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