Why We Are Addicted To Fossil Fuels

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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?

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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 [.].

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Pros and Cons of Fossil Fuels


This increasing energy demand has been met by an ever increasing supply of fossil fuel energy. Fossil fuels are the most prominent energy source in our world today. Although alternatives to fossil fuels – such as solar , wind , or nuclear fission power – are beginning to be developed, we are still seeing an increase in the amount being used every single year [1]. What are fossil fuels? Advantages of using fossil fuels.

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. building on the mounting global movement for a just transition off fossil fuels to a renewable-energy economy that works for all. As we enter the climate decade, we need transformational climate action, and now the financial center of the world is moving to stop all new fossil fuel projects.

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


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. But the reality is that the majority of our energy needs are met by forms of non-renewable energy , in particular fossil fuels. In fact, over 80 percent of the energy consumed in the United States was still derived from fossil fuels in 2015, and in 2018, 63.6

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Great News on Fossil Fuels for Environmentalists Today.

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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.

Can Solar Energy Ever Replace Fossil Fuels?


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.

Fossil Fuel Subsidies: A Global Scandal.

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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

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

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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.

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.

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?

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.

Leonardo DiCaprio Says No to Fossil Fuel Investments


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. Leonardo DiCaprio is putting his money where his heart (and mouth) is.

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.

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.

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. 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

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.

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. Yet the company perseveres, thereby shrinking Egypt’s longstanding addiction to fossil fuels – albeit at snail’s pace. :: Daily News Egypt.

WATCH: Daryl Hannah Talks Fossil Fuel and Veganism


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. Causes Eats Environment News Top News Vegan daryl hannah

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.

Pope Calls For an End to Fossil Fuels


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. Causes Environment News Top News pope francis

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? 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.

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. Eric will talk about the risks of fossil fuel transport, including carbon emissions, railway congestion, coal dust, water pollution, and oil train safety.

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. etc.); it’s a beautiful and useful tool. But the main reason for choosing machines over manual is the premise that machines gets the job done quicker. Well, the team at Wimpole seem determined to prove this isn’t always the case.

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.

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. Whether in highly contentious well-publicized races or predictable landslides, fossil fuel interests can be major players.

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. 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.

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." " 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

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.

Unsubsidised renewables now cheaper than subsidised fossil fuels- Australia.


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.

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.

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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Plastic packaging more serious a threat than fossil fuels?

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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.

Northwest Fossil Fuel Exports: New Sightline Report for Canada

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It was an election in which the politics of fossil fuel expansion played a meaningful role , particularly for the NDP, the major opposition party. With the Liberals forming another majority government, it makes sense now to reflect on the epic-scale fossil fuel exports planned for BC and the its neighbors in the US Northwest. The projects are distinct, but they can be denominated in a common currency: the tons of carbon dioxide emitted if the fossil fuels were burned.

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.

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

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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. Sorry, did I spill some knowledge? Well, it turns out that investments in clean tech can actually be quite good for the economy.

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.

When Will We Break Our Addiction to Fossil Fuels?

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Dirty Fuels Dirty Money (oil) Green Transportation Health Oil Tar Sands MSNBC's Chris Hayes had a great commentary on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline this weekend. Are you attending one of the more than 280 Keystone XL protest vigils tonight ?

The Fossil Fuel Burden


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. As a parent, I want to thank you for writing Raising Elijah. Sandra Steingraber: Thanks for having me. Kari: You've been called the new Rachel Carson and a poet with a knife.

Shift - Away from Fossil Fuels


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. This film documents the stories, ideas and actions behind groups like Fossil

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. Among them are people living in rural Morocco. These households are among the two billion that will greatly add to the world’s environmental problems over the next fifty years if they get on the dirty energy treadmill.