Info/links on stuff we talked about on today's episode, plus MORE green news, all follows below...
- As Oil and Gas Prices Plunge, Drilling Frenzy Ends
- OIL AND GAS: Industry has 'little obligation' to produce on leases --- Interior IG
- Obama proposes tax on oil, gas from Gulf
- A risk big oil companies can afford to share
- Harnessing the Sun, With Help From Cities
- The Rooftop Revolution: A little-known policy is turning sleepy central Florida into a green energy hub. Could it do the same for America at large?
- Words of Caution on a Renewable Energy Financing Idea
- State’s predator kills are out of control
- Alaska's predator control program now allows hunters to use bear paw snares
Obama's proposal, if anything, is relatively modest. ExxonMobil alone set a new annual record for profits last year, at $45 billion. Chevron made a record $24 billion. Royal Dutch Shell made $26 billion. BP made $21 billion. ConocoPhillips, despite major write-downs in asset values, still turned a profit of $16 billion. That alone is $132 billion in profits last year, as a desperate America goes nearly $800 billion deeper into the red with the stimulus package.
More green news not covered in today's episode:
- Water scarcity 'now bigger threat than financial crisis': By 2030, more than half the world's population will live in high-risk areas
- Children's bath products tainted with probable carcinogens
- Shell goes cold on wind, solar, hydrogen energy
- From AC to DC: Going green with supergrids
- Could the Volt Jump-Start GM?
- £50bn of European investment needed to kick-start Saharan solar plan
- Low-level waste emerges as hurdle for new nuclear reactors
- New York will bear brunt of uneven sea level rise