Can Solar Energy Ever Replace Fossil Fuels?

Greentumble

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.

Great News on Fossil Fuels for Environmentalists Today.

Elephant Journal

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Countries phasing out fossil fuel cars

Green (Living) Review

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

Breaking: Kids earn Right to sue Government, Frackers & Fossil Fuel Industry.

Elephant Journal

A group of youths in Oregon just won the right to hold the government and the fossil fuels industry responsible for greenhouse gas emissions and environmental pollution.

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.

Fossil Fuel Subsidies: A Global Scandal.

Elephant Journal

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

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?

Event: NW Fossil Fuel Exports

Sightline Daily

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.

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.

Is muscle or sun better than fossil fuel? Wimpole seems determined to prove so.

Green (Living) Review

There are so many advantages of a scythe versus a motorized mower or strimmer (quieter, less soil compaction, cleaner, no fossil fuel required, no emissions, great exercise etc.

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.

Northwest Democracy and Fossil Fuel Money

Sightline Daily

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.

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.

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

Green (Living) Review

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.

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.

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.

Events: Sightline on Regional Fossil Fuel Activism

Sightline Daily

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. In the coming weeks I’ll be speaking on panels at two conferences—one on ecosystems and one on poetry.

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.

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.

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.

Clean tech is better for economic growth than fossil fuels (take that, Big Oil!)

Green (Living) Review

Anti-greens often try to make economic arguments against the big spring-cleaning that our civilization is going through. How dare we invest in clean technology ? Don''t we know that it''s bad for the economy! That all these green things will always be expensive, etc, etc.

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.

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.

The Fossil Fuel Burden

Celsias

This is from the interview published on Earthjustice.org with ecologist and author Sandra Steingraber who discusses the need for meaningful reform of toxics regulation and why extreme energy extraction must end. Kari Birdseye: Sandra Steingraber, welcome to Down to Earth.

Shift - Away from Fossil Fuels

Celsias

A film by Jamie Oliveira, Jennifer Fong, Seth Hahn, and Nicole Blunt in cooperation with San Francisco State University''s Health Equity Institute and Fossil Free SFSU. A global movement is coming together to challenge the fossil fuel industry in a fight for the planet and our future here.

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

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? 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.

The Environmental Risks of Reducing Fossil Fuel Combustion

Eco Friendly Daily

Fossil fuel combustion raises serious environmental concerns, particularly from greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Fossil fuel combustion alone increased by 10 percent. economy, as other countries, depends upon fossil fuel supplies to exist.

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

Green Prophet

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.

Event: Sightline in Vancouver, WA, on Fossil Fuel Exports

Sightline Daily

We don’t get down south as often as we’d like, but next Thursday, February 6 , I’ll be on WSU Vancouver’s campus, joining the Center for Social & Environmental Justice as one of two speakers on fossil fuel exports out of the US Northwest and Canada.

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

Sierra Club Compass

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 Big news.

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. As fossil fuel prices rise, as oil insecurity deepens, and as concerns about pollution and climate instability cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new world energy economy is emerging.

The Faith-Based Push for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Sierra Club Compass

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." Coal Dirty Fuels Natural Gas Oil Tar Sands

Five Keystone XLs: The Carbon in Northwest Fossil Fuel Export Plans

Sightline Daily

Sightline is releasing a new report, Northwest Fossil Fuel Exports , showing that the region is poised to become a carbon export hub of global consequence. Original Sightline Institute graphic by Don Baker Design , available under our free use policy.

Fossil Fuel Free Day

The Green Changemakers

[link] Spend a day without using any fossil fuels On the next Slow Sunday, we invite you to spend the whole day without using fossil fuels of any kind! In solidarity with our regular columnist, Mark Boyle, who is spending a whole year without using fossil fuel, we can all get a glimpse of what life could be like if we began to live more simply, within the carrying-capacity of our local ecosystems. Fuel and food by Green Living Tips.

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. The fossil fuel economy is not sustainable and we are committing mass suicide if we continue down that path and do not stop burning coal and oil.

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.

Revealed: Bill Gates charity has $1.4bn in fossil fuel investments

Green Blog

billion of investments in some of the world’s biggest fossil fuel companies – while at the same time calling for immediate action against climate change. But apparently, both Bill and Melinda have missed that their investments in oil, gas and coal helps fuel the climate change – a crisis which they themselves deem to be a serious threat. “At It’s been revealed that the Gates Foundation, run by Bill and Melinda Gates, has held at least $1.4