Pros and Cons of Fossil Fuels

Greentumble

One of the driving factors in the industrial revolution was the introduction of coal energy. Coal provided a more efficient and dense energy source than burning wood. Since the industrial revolution coal has given way to oil and natural gas as two prominent energy sources.

How much do we spend on fossil fuels?

Sightline Daily

If you could choose how much of your money to spend on fossil fuels compared to K-12 public schools, how would you divvy up your dollars? If you live in Washington, you spend around $1,500 per year on K-12 education and around $3,200 per year on fossil fuels.

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Doha Climate Conference: Beyond Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

Sierra Club Compass

COP18: Why Im Helping from Home and How You Can Join Me » Doha Climate Conference: Beyond Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy. They are often modular, flexible and more quickly deployed than centralized fossil fuel technologies. Dirty Fuels. Compass.

Massive Twitterstorm demanding an end to fossil fuel subsidies underway

Green Blog

A 24-hour “storm” against fossil fuel subsidies was launched today by 350.org , Avaaz , Greenpeace , and other environmental organizations on the popular social network site Twitter. The event is expected to involve hundreds of thousands of people from around the world who will join forces in demanding an end to subsidies to the fossil fuel industry by tweeting under the same #EndFossilFuelSubsidies hashtag.

Is the post-fossil fuel economy already emerging?

Green (Living) Review

Thus I ask as to whether it is possible that the post-fossil fuel era has already begun? Growth-at-all-costs economics cannot work and neither can so-called sustainable growth as we have but a finite Planet and many of the non-renewable resources are finite and depleted or almost depleted. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It is often said that cultural shifts only become clearly evident with hindsight.

The problems with our fossil fuel economy

Green (Living) Review

We are talking fossil fuels in general. Oil too is on its last legs – as regards supplies, probably, even if it may last for another hundred year or so, as the geologists stated – and it is definitely not sustainable as fuel, same as coal. On the other hand oil is a substance much needed for other things, other than burning it up as an energy source, and we, therefore, should and must conserve it for those uses. Please note: there is no Planet B.

The Great Transition, Part I: From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

Green Blog

The great energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is under way. The old energy economy, fueled by oil, coal, and natural gas, is being replaced with an economy powered by wind, solar, and geothermal energy.

10 Reasons Vegetarianism Can Help Save the Earth

Green Home Blog

Here 10 reasons why vegetarianism can save the planet as reported in 2010 in The Observer, a United Kingdom periodical. Eating lower on the food chain requires less energy to produce and offers far more healthy benefits. 10 Reasons Vegetarianism Can Help Save the Earth.

Bitcoin's impact on the Planet

Green (Living) Review

And, what is important as far as the Planet and climate change are concerned is that most of this electricity is generated using non-renewable fossil fuel. Bitcoin electricity energy energy waste green living

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Green energy alone won’t save the earth – social change is also needed

Green Blog

The most popular techno-fix for global warming is green energy. If energy companies would only deploy wind, hydro, solar, geothermal or nuclear, then emission-intensive fossil fuels will eventually disappear. Rather than displacing fossil fuels, green energy sources have proven to be mostly additive. “Do Do alternative energy sources displace fossil fuels?” Of course all societies need energy.

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Climate change “worst” is yet to come, UN report warns today

Green Prophet

Nobody on this planet is going to be untouched by the impacts of climate change,” said Mr. Rajendra K. Lifestyle Climate Change Energy Energy Efficiency fossil fuels oil United Nations

Energy UN group: we need 31% more renewables by 2020

Green Prophet

If you don’t want to read the whole article, here is the sum up: We need 31% more renewable energy to play it climate safe by 2030. There is a meeting of the “energy” global superpowers every year in Abu Dhabi. Solar and wind could cover a third of world energy needs.

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The US DOE has declared the “new” fuels for 2040

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The US Department of Energy (DOE) sees coal, natural gas, and oil as the “new” fuels in 2040. In addition to that we need to (1) reduce our energy consumption, and that includes and especially the use of motoring, and (2) the electricity current that we use.

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Will COP 21 finally deal with climate change ?

Green Prophet

Fossil fuels, especially heavily polluting ones like coal and petroleum are still being extensively used in most industrialized countries; especially so in China. Figueres added that green technology projects must be accelerated; particualarly those involving solar and wind energy.

Nature’s Climate Solutions

Conservancy Talk

Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing our planet today. While conservation is not an alternative to reducing fossil fuel emissions—we need to do both—reaching this mitigation potential would be as significant as shutting down every fossil fuel power station in the world.

Social Bankability, Solar Crowdfunding & Emerging Markets.

Sierra Club Compass

New Campaign Calls for Climate, Clean Energy Leadership from President Obama » Social Bankability, Solar Crowdfunding & Emerging Markets. Solar and other renewable energy technologies can do that to energy markets. Dirty Fuels. Energy Solutions. Compass.

Can Gray Infrastructure Be Green?

Conservancy Talk

He passionately presented the case, as laid out in his new book, Half-Earth, that we have to protect fully half the planet if we are to avoid a mass extinction of biodiversity—not to mention our own premature demise. Renowned biologist, philosopher and naturalist Edward O.

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What Are the Health and Environmental Benefits of Solar Energy?

Greentumble

accessible, making it a perfect source for generating energy—particularly when compared to fossil fuels, which need to be mined, extracted, and transported, leaving behind a trail of pollution and environmental degradation. Why is solar energy good for the environment?

Can Robots and Artificial Intelligence Save the Planet?

Green Prophet

But how is the new era of technology really helping the world we live in and, moreover, how much of a role can it play in restoring the planet’s health? In order to reduce pollution, society’s dependency on fossil fuels has to decrease.

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8 Fracking Myths Debunked – Updated

Green Living Ideas

It’s not doing our grandchildren any favours to frack the planet now, especially not through a difficult, high energy and environmentally destructive process. Green energy is fracking’s nemesis.

How Does Recycling Save Energy?

Greentumble

Everyone knows that by recycling, we are helping to save landfill space and conserve natural resources, but did you know that by recycling you are also saving a lot of energy? Quick Navigation for How Does Recycling Save Energy. ENERGY RECYCLING SAVES.

Sierra Club India: Tata Mundra Coal Review Test of Dr. Kim's.

Sierra Club Compass

When Dr. Jim Yong Kim took over as President of the World Bank, there was hope amongst health advocates and environmentalists that, given his background, the Bank would reevaluate its support for deadly fossil fuel projects. Dirty Fuels. Energy Solutions. Energy Outlook.

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Automobile Industry and a Green Planet: Is It Possible?

Elephant Journal

While other industries have begun to rely on alternative energy sources, such as solar and wind power, cars have lagged behind, continuing to rely on finite resources like fossil fuels and oil. The automotive industry has traditionally been looked at as one of the worst industries for the environment.

Corruption Allegations, Monster Mine Madness, and the US Ex Im.

Sierra Club Compass

Export-Import Bank (Exim) President Fred Hochberg continues to underwrite some of the world's largest and most destructive fossil fuel ventures. Dirty Fuels. Energy Solutions. The Cost of Energy. The Energy Blog: Energy Revolution. Energy Outlook.

Nuclear Energy Pros and Cons

Greentumble

This is of course because nuclear energy was discovered after experimenting with reactions of uranium atoms and neutrons. There is endless debate around the pros and cons of nuclear energy; and this article aims to get at the core of those too! What is nuclear energy?

Geothermal Energy Pros and Cons

Greentumble

Without knowing, they had been utilizing the immense reservoir of our planet’s internal heat. Heat that is a great source of thermal energy. Geothermal energy is energy contained beneath Earth’s crust. What is geothermal energy? How is geothermal energy produced?

Massive Crowds Turning Out to Oppose Coal Exports - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

"It's not our job in the Northwest to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a dying fossil fuel industry." Dirty Fuels. Energy Solutions. The Cost of Energy. The Energy Blog: Energy Revolution. The Energy Independent. Compass.

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How can countries ensure renewable energy technology is developed sufficiently?

Green Prophet

The world’s largest solar energy dish in Sde Boker, Israel. The demand for energy in today’s world is rising, specifically electricity, as there are now around 1.1 billion people on the planet who have little or no access to it. Energy

OPIC, Export Import Bank, and President Obama's Climate Legacy.

Sierra Club Compass

We often wonder what century the Export Import Bank chairman Fred Hochberg thinks he is operating in given all his climate destroying fossil fuel finance. OPIC reinforced its embrace of clean energy and the 21st century with a record $1 billion in clean energy finance for 2012.

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Impact Journalism Day: Global Indigenous youth taking the planet in their hands

Green (Living) Review

powered by renewable energy." " Seed has connected Indigenous youth from around Australia, working to campaign against coal seam gas, mining, and calling on the Australian government to phase out fossil fuel subsidies.

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The Trouble with Renewable Energy

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Renewable energy cannot fill all our energy needs and thus we must cut down on our energy consumption first and foremost. All too often the advocates and proponents of renewable energy, of solar, wind, wave and hydro (as in mini hydro) by trying to convince people claim that those can meet all our current and future energy needs. Not at the rate that we consume and waste energy at present.

The Imperfect Biofuel Solution

Eco Friendly Daily

At first glance, you may think that biofuels provide an ideal answer to fossil fuel use. The researchers contend that production uses fossil fuels to get the product to market. Higher fuel prices affect all income levels.

Solar Energy Pros and Cons – The Ultimate Guide

Greentumble

source of renewable energy on our planet, and it’s no secret that recent technological innovations have made solar power affordable to more and more people [1]. Solar power has even become the fastest growing energy generation source. PROS OF SOLAR ENERGY. Energy security.

How Does It Work: Solar Energy

Green Home Blog

How Does It Work: Solar Energy. Finding a way to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels is one of the most important environmental challenge we face today, and what better way to green our electricity than with nature’s own energy source: the sun. How does solar energy work?

How We Subsidise Energy Giants To Wreck the Planet

Celsias

  Along with “fivedollaragallongas,” the energy watchword for the next few months is: “subsidies.”

Is Nuclear Power a Renewable or Non-Renewable Source of Energy?

Greentumble

This would enable them to access some of the benefits (like governmental subsidies) allocated to the expansion of renewable energy. The idea stems from the extremely low greenhouse gas emissions released during the process of energy generation. How is nuclear energy produced?

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10 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know about Solar Energy

Greentumble

Without the heat and energy of the Sun, life on Earth would not be possible. No wonder some of the greatest minds of our history expressed their beliefs of the tremendous potential of harvesting solar energy. I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. Solar Energy

Energy Sprawl is the Largest Driver of Land Use Change in the U.S.

Nature Conservancy - Science

According to a new paper out today in PLOS ONE , energy sprawl – the development of new land area required for energy production – is, and will likely continue to be, the largest driver of land use change in the United States for the foreseeable future.

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What Are the 4 Main Types of Non-Renewable Energy?

Greentumble

Energy security is an issue of ever. We are so dependent on energy that continuous access to it is a prerequisite for the functioning of our economy and society. The availability of affordable energy is the key issue of modern politics. Coal is made from fossilized plants.

The greatest Astroturf of all time – Ethical oil

Green Blog

Much of the fossil fuels consumed in America (oil, gas and coal) comes from North of the border, as Canada compete with Venezuela for the title of America’s leading source of energy imports (and thus the primary source of America’s carbon addiction). I would also note that energy consumption of the average Canadian is actually higher than that of the average American (7.4

Carbon emissions sees record rise despite economic recession

Green Blog

According to an unpublished report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) global greenhouse gas emissions has increased to new record levels. Such warming would disrupt the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people across the planet, leading to widespread mass migration and conflict. “The prospect is getting bleaker. That is what the numbers say.&#.

New Energy Efficiency Standards Announced

Sierra Club Compass

Earlier this summer in his climate plan speech, President Obama spoke of new energy efficiency rules to cut down our emissions. energy sector for one year, and will save families countless dollars on electric bills. This is a great start to moving our planet forward.

Trade Rules Undermine Transition to Clean Energy - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

12 Sierra Club Bloggers to Watch in 2013: Part II » Trade Rules Undermine Transition to Clean Energy. Responsible trade can help countries develop sustainably, foster a healthy environment, and expand the use of clean energy. Dirty Fuels. Energy Solutions. Compass.