Polarization as strategy – No other way to interpret activist loathing of Shell’s voluntary “Drive Carbon Neutral” plan

Polarization as strategy – No other way to interpret activist loathing of Shell’s voluntary “Drive Carbon Neutral” plan

How low can environmental/energy dialogue go? No one really knows. Every week, we set another all-time low. Anyone involved with energy on a practical level -that is, anyone that is part of energy solutions rather than political machinations – knows full well how challenging it is to move away from a global hydrocarbon-based system. Due […]

Why bet against human ingenuity?

Why bet against human ingenuity?

Some phrases in our lexicon just make us feel good. For whatever reason, they strike an elemental chord and just give you the warm and fuzzies, like “Dinner’s ready” or “We’re giving you a raise” or “Looks like they’re not going to press charges”. Weirdly enough, I came across just such an example in a […]

Rational, independent thought: kicked to the ditch on the divided social media highway to hell

Rational, independent thought: kicked to the ditch on the divided social media highway to hell

Thanksgiving season is a great time of year; crisp fresh air, harvesting this and that, fall colours, and the day itself is a good reminder to be thankful for everything we have (which for most of us is a lot). Thanksgiving also brings memories of big conversations with people we don’t see every day, and […]

Etam Interview with Oil & Gas 360 – as fun as energy discussions get!

We had the opportunity to sit down with Heidi McKillop, Producer “A Stranded Nation”, and Terry Etam, Author “The End of Fossil Fuel Insanity” and visit about the Canadian and United States current politics around fossil fuels.  The conversation started over several months ago when the 360 team had a great interview with Heidi. We […]

In an anti-industrial landscape, where does energy education go from here?

In an anti-industrial landscape, where does energy education go from here?

In the summer of 2014, this website joyously arrived onto the world. Joyously for me anyway – almost no one cared, just me and a number of helpful friends I could count one hand. With fingers to spare. The purpose was to fill a void in energy discourse; to try to make energy education accessible […]