Renewables smash fossil fuels at cost

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New research from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) confirms renewables are continuing to outpace fossil fuels on cost. They found that the share of renewable energy that achieved lower costs than the most competitive fossil fuel option doubled in 2020.

Limiting Fossil Fuel Extraction to Meet 1.5°C

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Nearly 60% of both oil and fossil methane gas and almost 90% of coal must remain in the ground by 2050 in order to keep global warming below 1.5°C, Limiting Fossil Fuel Extraction to Meet 1.5

Harvard University pledges to divest from fossil fuels

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Harvard University president Lawrence Bacow has announced that the institution will divest from its fossil fuel holdings. The announcement came Tuesday, stating that the institution has already been cutting its investments in fossil fuels

Like China, Japan and the U.S. Continue to Finance Overseas Fossil Fuel Power Technologies

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Continue to Finance Overseas Fossil Fuel Power TechnologiesStepping away from carbon-intensive power systems and investing in renewable technologies is critical to decarbonizing the global power sector and reducing global climate change. Like China, Japan and the U.S.

Harvard University pledges to divest from fossil fuels

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Harvard University president Lawrence Bacow has announced that the institution will divest from its fossil fuel holdings. The announcement came Tuesday, stating that the institution has already been cutting its investments in fossil fuels.

G20 nations subsidized $3 trillion in fossil fuels since Paris agreement

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Despite promises, G20 nations continue to invest in fossil fuels amid the climate crisis

New Yorkers go hard against fossil fuels, divest $215.5 billion pension funds from fossil fuels

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So New Yorkers have a lot to celebrate now that their elected mayor Mayor Bill de Blasio declared that he will stop all new fossil fuel projects within and serving the city. The writing’s on the wall: move your money out of toxic fossil fuels and into real climate solutions.”.

£3.3 trillion fossil fuels subsidies by G20 countries since Paris Climate Agreement

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We have to stop burning fossil fuels and leave them in the ground. It looks as though, in a corporate-dominated, growth economy, no fossil fuels are going to be left unburnt. trillion in subsidies for fossil fuels.

Why Do We Still Use Fossil Fuels & Can Non-Renewable Sources of Energy Be Replaced?

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The world has a crippling dependence on fossil fuels and this dependence on coal, oil and natural gas is one of the largest causes to arguably the biggest problem facing earth today: climate change. percent of the country’s electricity originated from fossil fuel combustion [1,2].

G20 nations subsidized $3 trillion in fossil fuels since Paris agreement

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A report by BloombergNEF and Bloomberg Philanthropies shows that G20 countries have continued subsidizing fossil fuels at the expense of the environment. trillion in subsidies to fossil fuel since the Paris climate agreement in 2015.

Fossil Fuel Fast Facts

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HTML clipboardHow much of the world's petroleum products wind up in marine environments? How much coal is used for each person in the USA annually? What's the connection. between natural gas and our food? Find out the answers to these questions and.

Countries phasing out fossil fuel cars

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many countries and regions are proposing the phasing out of fossil fuel cars in the next decade or even earlier with some cities beginning a ban on all but electric cars, especially in town centers, within the next couple of years. (We The reason for this is the fact that without the large machinery, powered by, well, yes, you guessed it, oil-based fuels, required for the extraction such components just cannot be gotten out of the earth.

Can Solar Energy Ever Replace Fossil Fuels?

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Fossil fuels are formed by natural processes. Around 80 percent all our energy demand is covered by burning fossil fuels. At the current consumption rate, it is estimated that fossil fuels will run out in less than 100 years. If we could harness the sun’s clean and free energy, we wouldn’t have to drill for polluting fossil fuels. But… Fossil fuel production today costs much less than any renewable energy generation.

Biden’s new executive order cuts fossil fuel subsidies

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In a recent executive order, President Joe Biden has directed federal agencies to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies. Cutting fossil fuel subsidies is a crucial step in reaching clean energy goals. is essentially paying fossil fuel companies to pollute the air. According to the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, there are several direct and indirect tax subsidies to the fossil fuel industry.

Air pollution caused by fossil fuels kills millions

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New research has revealed that fossil fuel pollution caused approximately 8.7 Experts found that countries that burn fossil fuels heavily for manufacturing and transport are the most affected. They found that there are direct links between air pollution from burning fossil fuels and ailments such as heart disease, loss of eyesight and respiratory ailments. Air pollution caused by fossil fuels kills millions.

The Other Dangers of Fossil Fuels

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It’s a tired, but bon a fide storyline: we have to reduce our fossil fuel usage. Transforming unaltered materials like coal into usable fuel is an unfortunately imprecise process. Many predictions have been made about fossil fuels. With the dates so far away, it’s easy to forget that we’ll run out of fossil fuels someday – but alas, we most certainly will. Fossil fuels are a boiling topic for diplomatic relations.

Stop burning fossil fuels now: there is no CO2 'technofix', scientists warn

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Researchers have demonstrated that even if a geoengineering solution to CO2 emissions could be found, it wouldn’t be enough to save the oceans German researchers have demonstrated once again that the best way to limit climate change is to stop burning fossil fuels now. climate change fossil fuels geo-engineering

Fossil fuels and others of a similar nature

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) While fossil fuels, no doubt, are a problem for the biosphere – I hate nowadays to use the word environment as it has also other connotations – other fuels that are being burned in motor vehicles, even though they are created from plants and other resources, still have, as far as air pollution is concerned, the same or even worse an impact. But how are we going to carry on motoring without those fuels then?

DNC reverses pledge to end fossil fuel subsidies

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The Democratic presidential and vice-presidential candidates were barely announced before the DNC removed campaign pledges to end fossil fuel subsidies. The July 27 version of the Manager’s Mark included the statement, “Democrats support eliminating tax breaks and subsidies for fossil fuels, and will fight to defend and extend tax incentives for energy efficiency and clean energy.” Go here to read the rest: DNC reverses pledge to end fossil fuel subsidies.

The Guardian bans fossil fuel advertising

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See the original post here: The Guardian bans fossil fuel advertising. The media group will no longer accept advertising from oil and gas companies, despite acknowledging decision will have implications for its revenues.

Event: NW Fossil Fuel Exports

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In response to the increasing amount of public interest in oil transport issues, the community group Snohomish County Train Watch is hosting a series of monthly strategy meetings to address the future of fossil fuel transport projects in the Pacific Northwest. Eric will talk about the risks of fossil fuel transport, including carbon emissions, railway congestion, coal dust, water pollution, and oil train safety.

Sorry Greta, World to produce 120% more fossil fuels by 2030 – drastically at odds with warming limit

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C or 2°C, creating a “production gap” that makes climate goals much harder to reach, according to the first report to assess countries’ plans and projections for fossil fuel production. Countries are planning to produce fossil fuels far in excess of the levels needed to fulfil their climate pledges under the Paris Agreement, which themselves are far from adequate. “This calls for a sharpened, and long overdue, focus on fossil fuels,” she writes.

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Despite net-zero pledges, banks used $750 billion to finance fossil fuels in 2020

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Despite net-zero pledges, banks used $750 billion to finance fossil fuels in 2020 Cecilia Keating Fri, 03/26/2021 – 00:05 Net-zero commitments may have ricocheted across banking sector over the last 18 months, but big banks’ attestations of climate concern did not stop many from expanding financing for the world’s top fossil fuel firms during the pandemic year. ’s largest fossil fuel financiers — Barclays and HSBC — and many of the largest U.S.

Events: Sightline on Regional Fossil Fuel Activism

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The common thread that I hope to weave into each will be The Thin Green Line —the notion that the Northwest is uniquely positioned to thwart large-scale fossil fuel exports. Details : I’ll be participating in an afternoon session titled, Fossil Fuel Exports and Climate Change in the Salish Sea. In the coming weeks I’ll be speaking on panels at two conferences—one on ecosystems and one on poetry.

Politics Makes Scrapping Fossil Fuel Subsidies in the Gulf Difficult

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Making fuel subsidies a thing of the past may ‘half the global carbon target’, but politics is a real barrier to change in rich gulf nations. Phasing out subsidies for fossil fuels could get us half way to meeting our global carbon saving goal – that’s what the International Energy Agency chief economist Faith Birol believes. According to IEA research, 37 governments spent $409bn on artificially lowering the price of fossil fuels in 2010.

The Money Behind Fossil Fuel Exports

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But the truth is that standing right behind the fossil fuel companies is a second Goliath. Some of the financial sector’s heaviest hitters are deeply enmeshed in fossil fuel export plans. The question for opponents of fossil fuel exports, then, is not so much how overcome the colossi of King Coal and Big Oil, but how to make Big Finance back away slowly.

Fossil fuel free town thanks to biogas

Green (Living) Review

When the city vowed a decade ago to wean itself from fossil fuels, it was a lofty aspiration, and sounded more like utopia. This process involves converting the waste into biogas, and then burning the gas to produce heat and electricity, or refining it, for fuel for cars. It is a complete reversal from 20 years ago, when all of their heat came from fossil fuels.

Dow embraces circularity. and fossil fuels

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Dow is looking to lead on the circular economy — not so much on moving away from fossil fuels. and fossil fuels. Business Eco Green chemical recycling circular circular economy dow- from-fossil lead-on-the moving-away natural-gas renewable energy solar wind-power View post: Dow embraces circularity.

The Environmental Risks of Reducing Fossil Fuel Combustion

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Fossil fuel combustion raises serious environmental concerns, particularly from greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Fossil fuel combustion alone increased by 10 percent. While the obvious solution may be to reduce the use fossil fuels, it can have unintended environmental consequences. economy, as other countries, depends upon fossil fuel supplies to exist. The advantage that fossil fuels have is that they are cheap.

Northwest Democracy and Fossil Fuel Money

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For those interested in Sightline’s work on the influence of fossil fuel money in Northwest politics, you may enjoy listening to this 45-minute interview I did recently on KBOO , a community radio station in Portland. Much of Sightline’s work on fossil fuel money has relied on diligent research from our friend, Nick Abraham.

Major banks still back fossil fuel industry despite climate pledges

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Despite climate-conscious PR, they are still putting their money toward financing fossil fuel projects, according to the new Banking on Climate Chaos report. In the last five years, while acceptance of climate change has gone more mainstream, the 60 largest commercial and private investment banks in the world financed the fossil fuel industry to a tune of nearly $4 trillion. billion into fossil fuel projects last year.

Futek’s Solar Cell Plants Shrink Egypt’s Fossil Fuel Addiction

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At present, the technology is prohibitively expensive for most people who want to get off the fossil fueled-bandwagon, which means the great majority of people who have access to energy in Egypt often have to endure frequent power cuts. Yet the company perseveres, thereby shrinking Egypt’s longstanding addiction to fossil fuels – albeit at snail’s pace. :: Daily News Egypt.

2020: Fossil fuels are dead, long live the sun

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2020: Fossil fuels are dead, long live the sun Hunter Lovins Thu, 08/13/2020 – 00:15 We’re female entrepreneurs and environmentalists. Last year, no fossil company made the top 10 list. More: 2020: Fossil fuels are dead, long live the sun.

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How much do we spend on fossil fuels?

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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? Here’s where your money actually goes: If you live in Oregon, you spend around $1,300 per year on K-12 education and around $2,800 per year on fossil fuels. 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.

Why food production is as dangerous for the planet as fossil fuels

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Continued here: Why food production is as dangerous for the planet as fossil fuels. Traditional food production is causing cataphoric losses to nature. Business Green about-available and-other areas-with causing-cataphoric challenge current-financial food-production goods-and how-companies information with-knowledge

Unearthing the true cost of fossil fuels and the true value of photovoltaics

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Two new studies published by Carol Olson and Frank Lenzmann in MRS Energy and Sustainability—A Review Journal ( MRS E&S ) shed light on the true economic, social and environmental impacts of photovoltaics as compared to those of the fossil fuel supply chain. Olson and Lenzmann, who work at the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, compared the economics associated with all the major fuel supply chains, including oil and gas, coal and nuclear.

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How Fossil Fuel Money Plays in Northwest Elections

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Over the last few years, the Northwest has been embroiled in an increasingly heated debate over its participation in fossil fuel exports. We picked five electoral contests that we believe illustrate the breadth and depth of fossil fuel money in Northwest politics. Whether in highly contentious well-publicized races or predictable landslides, fossil fuel interests can be major players.

New York state divests from fossil fuels in historic move

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The retirement contributions of New York state workers will no longer be invested in fossil fuels. The state announced Wednesday that it is removing oil and gas stocks from its portfolio, making it the world’s largest pension fund to divest from the fossil fuel industry. The new plan is to sell off the riskiest gas and oil stocks and be completely divested from fossil fuels by 2025. New York state divests from fossil fuels in historic move.

Fight or switch? How the low-carbon transition is disrupting fossil fuel politics

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Global fossil fuel and overall energy consumption are still rising. How the low-carbon transition is disrupting fossil fuel politics. Business Green alternative protein and-overall companies-work fossil-fuel nfl printing-and produce-meat research-labs same shows-how social responsibility the-newBut the new focus on them shows that the end is near. Read more: Fight or switch?

The Faith-Based Push for Fossil Fuel Divestment

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This week the University of Dayton made news when it announced that "it will begin divesting coal and fossil fuels from its $670 million investment pool." " Christian fossil fuel divestment has made other news this summer: Earlier this month the Presbyterian Church (USA) discussed a divestment resolution at its general meeting , although it was referred back to a committee for further consideration. Coal Dirty Fuels Natural Gas Oil Tar Sands

Massive Twitterstorm demanding an end to fossil fuel subsidies underway

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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?

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Thus I ask as to whether it is possible that the post-fossil fuel era has already begun? by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It is often said that cultural shifts only become clearly evident with hindsight. Indeed, for all the talk of insurmountable challenges and very real crises?both both ecological and economic in nature – there are also promising signs of a shift in how our global culture operates.

Hillary Clinton: We Can Set the Example For Transitioning from Fossil Fuels

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to become a global leader in transitioning away from dirty fuels. "We should set the global example for transitioning in some more orderly way away from fossil fuels," Clinton said. "And At the same time, investments in these clean energy choices are creating three times as many jobs as investments in fossil fuels. Big news. This week, Hillary Clinton became the most recent high profile supporter for a transition to clean energy.