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. The effects of fossil fuels are well known, as is their effect on the environment.

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. percent of the country’s electricity originated from fossil fuel combustion [1,2].

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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.

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

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.

Massive Twitterstorm demanding an end to fossil fuel subsidies underway

Green Blog

A 24-hour “storm” against fossil fuel subsidies was launched today by , 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.

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 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. Please note: there is no Planet B. 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.

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 , 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. Let’s green $1 trillion with a plan to save the planet.

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.

Why The World Bank Must Divest from Fossil Fuels


The World Bank’s latest report on climate change, “ Turn Down the Heat ,” warns that the planet is on track for a four-degree Celsius temperature rise by 2100.

Turkish locals displaced coal, new report by

Green Prophet

The global climate crisis, mainly generated by the biggest fossil fuel corporations in the world, is seriously aggravating the already extensive and heavy set of human rights violations caused by this same industry, warns a report released this Friday, February 7th, by

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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. This is a result of water, electricity and fossil fuels needed to maintain thousands of animals daily. 10 Reasons Vegetarianism Can Help Save the Earth.

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.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).

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.

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The way to save the planet: shrink the economy

Green (Living) Review

carbon emissions between 2007 and 2013 was due primarily to the growth in fracking ( "When Human Consumption Slows, Planet Earth Can Heal" ). We fight to ban fracking, stop the XL pipeline and divest from fossil fuel companies. Earth economy Planet

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. They behave, like far too many people around the Planet but especially in the developed world, as if we had another Planet to go to.

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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

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.

It’s Game Over for Global Warming Unless We Act This Decade

Green Prophet

Scientists gathered at the Planet Under Pressure Conference in London warn that failure to drastically slash greenhouse gas emissions this decade could push the planet past certain thresholds that would keep climate change manageable, according to a Reuters report.

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McKibben To Environment Movement: ‘Be More Confrontational’

Green Prophet

Well, according to Bill McKibben the problem is pretty obvious- it’s the the fossil fuel industry. As McKibben adds, fossil fuel companies that are changing the face of the planet in dangerous ways are the real ‘radicals’ The Environment Is Not Just For White People.

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.”.

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Social Bankability, Solar Crowdfunding & Emerging Markets.

Sierra Club Compass

If we are going to avoid the worst impacts of climate change we need disruptive innovations that fundamentally alter the broken systems that continue to build out inequitable, fossil fueled societies. Dirty Fuels. Compass. « Get Ready!

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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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.

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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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. Compass.

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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. Sierra Club® and "Explore, enjoy and protect the planet"® are registered trademarks of the Sierra Club.

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. Sierra Club® and "Explore, enjoy and protect the planet"® are registered trademarks of the Sierra Club. Compass.

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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.

How Ethanol Differs From Gasoline

Living Green & Saving Energy

For years, we have been told that the gasoline used to power the engines in our cars is doing damage to our planet; and it is true. However, there is an alternative to this fossil fuel.

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.

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. That's because while OPIC had a record breaking clean energy year, Ex Im was breaking records of its own in fossil fuel finance.

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

Green (Living) Review

" "We look at climate change with a focus on energy," Ms Telford said, "looking at coal and gas, how we need to transition our energy systems and our economies from a reliance on fossil fuels to systems that can be powered by the sun and the rain."

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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.

Carbon emissions sees record rise despite economic recession

Green Blog

Such warming would disrupt the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people across the planet, leading to widespread mass migration and conflict. Yet even now politicians in each of the great powers are eyeing up extraordinary and risky ways to extract the world’s last remaining reserves of fossil fuels – even from under the melting ice of the Arctic. “The prospect is getting bleaker. That is what the numbers say.&#.

Rio+20 Fails People and the Planet

Green (Living) Review

Asad Rehman, Head of International Climate, Friends of the Earth EWNI said: "Just like in climate negotiations, the EU dresses up its own economic interests as ambitious new ideas when in reality they came without the political will to make the changes needed to save the people and planet.

Planet 101

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). North America has some of the best and most varied renewable resources on the planet, if only our American cousins would only get over their whole “real men don’t use solar panels” attitude.

Iron supplements for the planet

Eco Friendly Daily

The carbon offset market is rapidly developing, wherein individuals and organizations purchase offsets to balance their carbon dioxide production, mainly through fossil fuel-burning activities. A controversial venture is currently underway.

How Humanity can act on Moving Planet Day

Green Blog

However 24 September 2011 is “Moving Planet Day” on which hundreds of thousands of people around the world will be demanding effective action against man-made climate change. ppm per year), also endorses “ Moving Planet Day ”. According to key sponsor : “On September 24, more than 150 countries are expected to take part in a global day events called “Moving Planet” dedicated to the goal of solving the climate crisis by ending the world’s dependence on fossil-fuel energy.

Greening BBQ firelighters

Green Living Tips

Most firelighter products are based on fossil fuels, and occasionally with some nasty additional chemicals thrown in. While using natural ingredients based firelighters won't save the planet, it's just another simple way of helping to lessen your barbecue environmental impact - and lots of little efforts do add up BBQ'ing soon?

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