The Money Behind Fossil Fuel Exports

Sightline Daily

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 Subsidies: A Global Scandal.

Elephant Journal

The poorest 20 percent of developing countries only marginally benefit from energy subsidies.

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Can the Gates Foundation be convinced to dump fossil fuels?

Green Blog

This week, The Guardian newspaper has campaigned for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to divest its fossil fuel investments – which the newspaper claims are worth US$1.4

Unsubsidised renewables now cheaper than subsidised fossil fuels- Australia.

Celsias

A study by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) in Australia has discovered that renewable energy is cheaper to produce than the old conventional fossil fuel sources, and that is without the subsidies.

Pope Calls For an End to Fossil Fuels

Eccorazzi

In a new encyclical, Pope Francis explicitly makes the connection between climate change and oppression of Read More The post Pope Calls For an End to Fossil Fuels appeared first on Ecorazzi. We knew he was the People’s Pope, but now he’s officially the Earth’s Pope.

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.

E.ON dumps fossil fuels and nuclear, goes all-in on renewable energy

Green Blog

E.ON, which is one of Europe’s largest utility firms, has issued a “new corporate strategy” in which the energy giant lay out its plans to focus on renewable energy while spinning off its fossil fuel assets in a separate company. “We and the new fossil fuel company to attract investors.

Great News on Fossil Fuels for Environmentalists Today.

Elephant Journal

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Fossil fuels and others of a similar nature

Green (Living) Review

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?

Politics Makes Scrapping Fossil Fuel Subsidies in the Gulf Difficult

Green Prophet

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. According to IEA research, 37 governments spent $409bn on artificially lowering the price of fossil fuels in 2010.

Senate Votes in Favor of Dirty Tar Sands Pipeline, Senators Supporting Keystone XL Received Nearly $31 Million from Fossil Fuel Industry.

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How Fossil Fuel Money Plays in Northwest Elections

Sightline Daily

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.

Campaign to end fossil fuel subsidies tops Twitter ahead of Rio+20

Green Blog

And so the 24-hour Twitterstorm against fossil fuel subsidies is over. The campaign which was launched yesterday by 350.org , Avaaz , Greenpeace , and other environmental organizations called on people to flood the popular social network site Twitter, using the #EndFossilFuelSubsidies hashtag, with demands for an end to unnecessary and climate killing subsidies to the fossil fuel industry. Fossil fuels subsidies have no place in today’s world.

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.

10 Reasons Vegetarianism Can Help Save the Earth

Green Home Blog

This is a result of water, electricity and fossil fuels needed to maintain thousands of animals daily. Every aspect from spreading fertilizer, to pumping water, transporting fuel and refrigeration, combine to deplete about one-third of American fossil fuels.

Next BrightSource US Solar Projects Make More Energy than Fossil-Fuel Plants

Green Prophet

BrightSource Energy has two new mega solar thermal projects in “advanced development&# in California, according to its recent filing with the SEC.

Leonardo DiCaprio Says No to Fossil Fuel Investments

Eccorazzi

The actor and environmentalist has joined a group of investors that are refusing to fund fossil fuels and Read More The post Leonardo DiCaprio Says No to Fossil Fuel Investments appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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? 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.

Ethical Oil, Gas and Mining? EITI is the LEED of Fossil Fuels

Green Prophet

Roughly half of the world’s population lives in resource-rich countries , and yet the same number survives on less than $2.50 per day. How can this be? Partly, the answer lies with irresponsible resource extraction.

The Other Dangers of Fossil Fuels

Environmental News Network

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.

Plastic packaging more serious a threat than fossil fuels?

Green (Living) Review

Is plastic packaging becoming more of a serious threat to our environment than fossil fuels? Yes, fossil fuels cause CO2 and other GHG emissions but the production and then the disposal of plastic bottles and other plastic packaging, some of which cannot even be recycled, more than likely contributes much more to the problems of our Planet than does gasoline, diesel, coal, etc.

The Extinction Crisis: The Time to Act is Now!

Elephant Journal

Whether we have children or not, whether we are atheists or catholic, the matter is.

Fossil fuel expansion is a crime against humanity

Green Blog

Marc Lee who is the senior economist for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and chair of the Progressive Economics Forum writes in one of his latest articles that we should see fossil fuel expansion as a crime against humanity. Nor would I punish regular folks (including me) who burn fossil fuels because of the structure of the world we live in and the lack of alternatives.

WATCH: Daryl Hannah Talks Fossil Fuel and Veganism

Eccorazzi

Read More The post WATCH: Daryl Hannah Talks Fossil Fuel and Veganism appeared first on Ecorazzi. Last Saturday, Hollywood''s greenest stars gathered together at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California, for the 23rd annual Environmental Media Awards.

Can Gray Infrastructure Be Green?

Conservancy Talk

This is greater than the present-day value of existing infrastructure—and means more roads, more extraction of minerals and fossil fuels, more transmission lines, more dams—in sum, a larger infrastructure footprint in nearly every country.

Northwest Fossil Fuel Exports: New Sightline Report for Canada

Sightline Daily

It was an election in which the politics of fossil fuel expansion played a meaningful role , particularly for the NDP, the major opposition party.

Green Hawaii Boldly Leaps Forward.

Elephant Journal

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

Green (Living) Review

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.

Putting an Honest Price on Fossil Fuels

Celsias

The task of leaving these dirty fuels in the ground can not be accomplished by trickery and gimmicks. Six minutes on climate change from James Hansen. "We We must leave most of the remaining coal in the ground as well as the tar sands and tar shale.

Governments Spend $1.4 Billion Per Day to Destabilize Climate

Green Blog

We distort reality when we omit the health and environmental costs associated with burning fossil fuels from their prices. Worldwide, direct fossil fuel subsidies added up to roughly $500 billion in 2010.

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Why We Are Addicted To Fossil Fuels

Living Green & Saving Energy

Why We Are Addicted To Fossil Fuels, explaining our addition to fossil fuels is easy. Biofuels alternative energy green technology renewable energy energy content energy density of materials fossil fuelsThey contain a lot of energy. Biofuels offer hope as a replacement.

Renewable Energy To Compete With Fossil Fuel Energy By 2025?

Living Green & Saving Energy

A recent report published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory infers that renewable energy would become cost competitive with fossil fuel based energy by 2025. alternative energy reduce fossil fuels renewable energy green energy saving energy wind energy This target would be achieved without federal subsidies if the green energy is harvested in most productive areas. This report can be analyzed in terms of the market perspective and [.].

Moroccan Poor Leapfrog Fossil Fuels – Switch on the Sun

Green Prophet

That is not fossil fuels, but wind and solar power. 163,000 Moroccans who previously had no access to electricity are going solar, thanks to Tenesol. The world’s poorest two billion people have no access to any kind of electricity at all.

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. Weaning large industrial countries off dependence on fossel fuels will take.

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

Green Blog

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?” The common assumption that the expansion of production of alternative energy will suppress fossil-fuel energy production in equal proportion is clearly wrong.”.

Hundreds of protesters called for an end to fossil fuel subsidies

Green Blog

Yesterday hundreds of demonstrators dressed in referee uniforms called the US Congress to end the huge tax breaks and other subsidies to Big Oil and the fossil fuel industry.

Google Earth reveals 10-year impact of 39 square mile desert mangrove project

Green Prophet

But even if it does, it will always be there to stand testament to man’s fossil-fueled subjugation of nature. Travel Abu Dhabi carbon emissions environmental degradation fossil fuels Richard Allenby Pratt

Nature’s Climate Solutions

Conservancy Talk

As we race to solve the climate challenge with technology—innovating clean energy solutions that lessen our reliance on fossil fuels—we often overlook the fact that nature has worked as a carbon store for hundreds of millions of years.

Fossil Fuel Fast Facts

Green Living Tips

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.

“Anatolia Won’t Be Blackened” Declare Turkish Anti-Fossil Fuel Groups

Green Prophet

Not in my backyard: groups across Turkey unite against pollution from fossil fuel power plants.