A decade after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, offshore drilling is still unsafe

The BP Deepwater Horizon blowout on April 20, 2010 triggered the largest offshore oil spill in history. Ten years later, post-spill reforms are being undone and the Gulf of Mexico remains vulnerable.

Donald Boesch, Professor of Marine Science, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science • conversation
April 10, 2020 ~9 min

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COVID-19 will slow the global shift to renewable energy, but can't stop it

The US is gradually shifting to lower-carbon energy sources, but the COVID-19 pandemic, an oil price crash and a likely recession are big speed bumps.

Peter Fox-Penner, Director, Institute for Sustainable Energy, and Professor of Practice, Questrom School of Business, Boston University • conversation
March 31, 2020 ~8 min

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