Category Archives: Biofuels

When Worlds Collide #119: Long way to lowering Lanka’s Deadly Diesel Hazard

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today newspaper on 29 August 2014 Progress is slow and incremental. Those who take all-or-nothing positions often end up with…nothing. So let’s hail Sri Lanka’s leading petroleum distributor introducing a … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #107: Climate Reporting from ‘Ground Zero’

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today ay newspaper on 16 May 2014 Can journalists save the planet? I posed this question in a column nearly two years ago, in June 2012. During the early years … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #64: Good Governance for Clean Energy

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 28 April 2013 One of my favourite cartoons on energy is one drawn years ago by Australian cartoonist Ron Tandberg. It shows two men standing on … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #62: Don’t be a Fossil Fool: Towards a Climate-smart Sri Lanka…

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 14 April 2013 Last week’s column, on Sri Lanka’s climate change adaptation needs and priorities, elicited some predictable reactions. Environmentalist friends — with whom I frequently … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #60: Code Red for our Blue Planet?

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 31 March 2013 Now it can be revealed. A highly advanced but devious alien race has been sapping the island of Sri Lanka of its freshwater, … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #51: When Your Home Becomes a ‘Gas Chamber’

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 27 January 2013 The new Global Burden of Disease (GBD) report, released in December 2012, says air pollution has become one of the top 10 killers … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #39: Creating Innovative Ripples without Waves…

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 28 October 2012 I S W Karunathilaka, inventor of a wave/wakeless boat design, recently won the inaugural Ray Award for excellence in innovation and enterprise in … Continue reading

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