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Fuel Economy Standards Are Essential to Our Health, Environment and Economy

Conservancy Talk

It starts on the highways of Southern California in the 1950s and 60s with tens of thousands of cars stuck in traffic emitting noxious pollutants as their fuel evaporates from carburetors, engines and gas tanks.

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Algae returns as fuel for our future

Green Prophet

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have revealed how microalgae produce hydrogen, a clean fuel of the future, and suggest a possible mechanism to jumpstart mass production of this environmentally-friendly energy source. Cities alternative fuel biofuel

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.

The Toxic Waters of the Tar Sands Industry

Sierra Club Compass

If they have their way, the industry''s plans for tar sands extraction would destroy a swath of boreal forest the size of Florida, and already the toxic tailings lakes of mining wastewater can be seen from space. Dirty Fuels Green Fleets Green Transportation Health Oil Tar Sands

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Fossil Fuel Subsidies: A Global Scandal.

Elephant Journal

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

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

Elephant Journal

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Oil Trains: The Industry Speaks for Itself

Sightline Daily

A year and a half after an oil train inferno ended 47 lives in Lac-Megantic, Quebec , the crude-by-rail industry rolls on, virtually unimpeded. It’s about a reckless and unaccountable oil industry that—in the most literal and obvious way—profits by putting our lives at risk.

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.

Jacob Karni’s Solar Turns Brown Coal Into Clean Fuel

Green Prophet

Carbon monoxide and its mixture with hydrogen called Syngas, can then be used as gaseous fuel, for example, in power plants, or converted to liquid fuel such as methanol, which can be stored, transported or used to power motor vehicles.

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.

What's Next: 3D Solar Cells to revolutionize the photovoltaic industry

EcoFriend

Solar technology is in itself a relatively ‘young’ energy source compared to fossil fuels when it comes to generating electricity out of it. That surely is the way ahead in a world where fossil fuels are becoming scarcer by the day. B.Sameer Kumar: Decoding 3D solar Cells.

When Will the Coal, Oil, Gas, and Nuclear Industries Stand On Their.

Sierra Club Compass

Bangladesh Hits One Million Solar Home Systems » When Will the Coal, Oil, Gas, and Nuclear Industries Stand On Their Own Feet? The wind industry has taken the first steps toward moving off of federal subsidies, and it is past time the fossil fuel industry did the same.

Keeping the industrial economy and stopping climate change is an illusion

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) To think we can keep the industrial economy and stop climate change is an illusion. Thus we have to reduce pollution and CO2 emissions are but part of our industrial pollution. climate change industrial economy economy

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

Green Prophet

Cue the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). It was founded to promote greater revenue transparency in the extractive industries, such as oil, gas and mining.

Event: Southwest Washington—the Oil Industry’s Sacrifice Zone?

Sightline Daily

Related Stories Northwest Democracy and Fossil Fuel Money The Oil Spill That Could Happen Here, Part 1 Coal, Oil, and Gas Spent $3 Million on Washington Politics in 2014. Click image for event flyer.

Arab Israeli Yafa Energy Plans to Solar Power Traditional Industry

Green Prophet

Yafa Energy could be a bridge over which Arab-Israeli technology finds its way to industries in the Arab world seeking renewable energy solutions. In some cases the cost for heating industrial boilers adds up to more than the employees’ salaries.

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. Yet we did find that the well-heeled oil and gas industry pumps plenty of money in the coffers of the region’s candidates for federal office.

Peak Phosphorus Fuels the World’s Growing Bellyache

Green Prophet

It quickly became the only commercial source, an industry fully dependent upon non-renewable phosphate rock. Food industrialization caused a biological custody battle: one branch took the animals and the other got the crops.

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.

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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.

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? Despite success stories from other countries, such as and especially, Germany where several towns have gone renewable energy only including of industry in those towns and one of them, just south of Berlin, with medium-heavy industry even, having cut itself off the grid entirely and is, actually, feeding the grid with surplus energy, the UK keeps on with building more nuclear power stations.

Quicargo puts empty trucks back in business

Green Prophet

Quicargo, the latest in startups making old inefficient worlds more sustainable, targets inefficiency in the global transportation industry. It is a huge waste of fuel, manpower, air pollution and road congestion. Green Tech and Gadgets greenhouse gases shipping industry

How the Oil Industry Will Try to Kill Carbon Pricing

Sightline Daily

As Oregon and Washington contemplate a carbon tax or carbon cap , the oil industry is revving the engines for an astro-turf scare campaign here. Industry will try to scare us with hyper-inflated cost estimates.

Civilization without destruction

Conservancy Talk

He was writing against the backdrop of industrialization, urbanization and revolution – at a time when we were still devouring our forests as fuel before our search for energy moved underground. “Forests precede civilization; deserts follow.”

Israel’s Energy Industries Wins Power From Garbage Contract in Ghana

Green Prophet

Energy Industries, a company which specializes in converting energy from plants and other organic material, was awarded a contract to construct a plant in Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest city, to create electric power from natural gas extracted from a large landfill.

Filmmaker Craig Rosebraugh Pursues Trail of Environmental Destruction, Illness and Death in Examination of the Fossil Fuel Industry

Celsias

What happens when an industry has too much power? “Greedy Lying Bastards” presents a searing indictment of the influence, deceit and corruption that defines the fossil fuel industry.

Furukawa Battery plans for fuel cells powered by salt water

EcoFriend

B.Sameer Kumar: Fuel cell technology is no doubt the future of clean energy. That is especially the case with automobile industry which is trying pretty hard to change from its addiction of fossil fuel consumption to greener energy sources. Salt Water Fuel Cells.

Small or Large, Communities Nationwide Face Fallout of Dirty Fuel Production

Sierra Club Compass

This past weekend, the oil and gas industry proved again that it cannot be trusted when it comes to protecting the people who live near their dirty fuel production facilities and pipelines. Dirty Fuels Oil Tar Sands

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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. Efforts to expand the oil and gas industry, like the Keystone XL and Enbridge pipelines, are crimes against humanity.

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. 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.

Top 4 Reasons the US Still Doesn't Have a Single Offshore Wind.

Mother Jones

Despite massive growth of the offshore wind industry in Europe, a blossoming array of land-based wind turbines stateside, and plenty of wind to spare, the United States has yet to sink even one turbine in the ocean. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment.

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. We need a legally binding treaty for all countries to adhere to; especially the large industrialized countries” Ms.

CHARTS: World's GMO Crop Fields Could Cover the US 1.5 Times.

Mother Jones

26, 2013 3:06 AM PST Tweet Shutterstock/Tomasz Darul Despite persisting concerns over genetically modified crops, a new industry report ( PDF ) shows that GMO farming is taking off around the world. An attorney that is straightforward and dedicated with 34 years of experience in the industry.

Nothing Can Go Wrong with Dirty Fuel Trains?

Sightline Daily

Thankfully, no fossil fuels—no oil, no coal, no petcoke , no tar sands crude—pollutes the Clark Fork today. In a globe-spanning industrial economy, some of them are sure to be big. We don’t have to turn the Clark Fork into an export corridor for dirty fuels.

First fuel cell powered locomotive makes a silent entry into mining world

EcoFriend

B.Sameer Kumar: Till scientists do find a viable commercial alternative that will work on a large manufacturing scale, Platinum continues to remain one of the most important constituents of a hydrogen fuel cell makeup. Fuel Cell Locomotive. Fuel Cell Locomotive.

Leviathan and Solaris Synergy Imagine if the Water for the Shower.

Green Prophet

EUREKA is an intergovernmental organization now representing 40 countries to promote the collaboration in industrial innovation and research and development across the European and Mediterranean region, and chairmanship rotates among member nations.

Dubai Unveils $500,000 Lamborghini Cop Car

Green Prophet

Dubai’s initial riches were earned on the back of the oil industry, but its open society and strategic public policies have attracted international investment in wider business sectors. That translates to over 3 gallons of fuel per shift burned just staying in place.

Israeli Firm to Mine Dutch Sewers for the New Gold

Green Prophet

SRS involves mining sewers for cellulose fibers (toilet paper) that are then converted into pellets or pulp that can be used in a variety of industries.

Tesla teases with insanity: get shocked by this electric car!

Green Prophet

Green Prophet says if Insane Mode lures more customers from gas-guzzling luxury cars, more power to Tesla and the EV industry. Design Energy alternative fuel vehicles electric cars

?Fuel Economy: How Are We Doing?

Green Home Blog

Fuel Economy: How Are We Doing? Here is a short progress report on how automobiles are doing when it comes to current fuel efficiency stats and how their future outlook may unfold. It will take time before everyone owns a high fuel efficient or solely electric vehicle.