Radio A Decade of Oil

America’s latest oil boom began with a bang, literally, on Earth Day, 2010. That’s when an offshore oil rig owned by BP exploded, killing eleven workers and spilling nearly five million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Tragic as it was, that 2010 event coincided with the start of a decade-long oil boom. Today, the U.S. leads the world in oil production, surpassing both Russia and Saudi Arabia. But it hasn’t all been good news for the fossil fuel industry. A gradual global move away from coal and oil are threatening their bottom line. What’s next in the industry’s uncertain future? How will the collapse of oil prices impact gradual efforts to shift away from fossil fuels?

Guests:
John Hofmeister - Former President, Shell Oil Company; Founder and Chief Executive, Citizens for Affordable Energy

William K. Reilly - Former U.S. EPA Administrator; Co-Chair, National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Heather Richards - Energy Reporter, E&E News

Climate One

May 07, 2021

Climate Stories We Tell Ourselves on Climate One – Sunday at 8am  

How do our identities and values shape the way we listen to others’ climate experiences? Author Nathaniel Rich and journalist Meera Subramanian cover the hopes, fears, and middle-of-the-night concerns affecting the people living closest to climate change. In Georgia, farmers were convinced that…
April 23, 2021

Living With Climate Disruption on Climate One – Sunday at 8am  

The impacts of climate change may come fast or slow. A wildfire amplified by drought may rip through a town in a matter of hours, or rising seas may take years to destroy a neighborhood. Health impacts may show up in months, or take the form of devastating cancer rates that rise over a decade.…
April 02, 2021

Entrepreneurs Creating an Inclusive Economy on Climate One – Sunday at 8am

As the spring of 2021 arrives, it would be hard to design a more challenging — or more promising — moment for implementing climate solutions. Americans are reeling from an economic shutdown that’s pushed many out of the workforce, and widened the gap between the wealthy and the poor. In this brave…
March 26, 2021

Weird Winters on Climate One – Sunday at 8am

Warmer, shorter winters may sound like an impact of climate change that would inspire more joy than despair. But rising temperatures and decreasing snowpack won’t just transform water supplies and species ranges. It will also disrupt a multi-billion dollar winter sport industry, including the jobs…

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