Greenpeace Blockades Faslane Naval Base

Activists across the world rally to support 30 Greenpeace protesters detained in Russia after sailing toward a Barents Sea oil drilling operation. The incident blew up into a geopolitical game of chicken between Moscow and several Western countries native to the jailed activists. [Agence France Presse]

Energy Intelligence ranked the world’s top 100 greenest utilities in a new study. Spain’s Iberdrola is number 1 and Buffet’s MidAmerican Energy is in the top 10. [Energy Intelligence]

The Council on Foreign Relations just released a detailed hydraulic fracturing primer that includes a description of the process, the US natural resource base, environmental impacts, regulations and economic impacts. [Council on Foreign Relations]