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CAP AND WAIT. CLIMATE FOES GET THEIR DELAYS IN WA | by Mary Liz Thomson | Mar, 2024 | Medium

  2024-03-11 in Medium

Do climate programs like Washington’s cap and investment law automatically raise the price of gas? No, but mainstream media usually frames the story that way. Why do we have to accept this logic? We shouldn’t, it’s not even true. But this thinking is on track to take down Washington State’s newest carbon tax. After ten years of wrangling the Climate Commitment Act (CCA) was passed as a market-based program to reduce carbon pollution and achieve the greenhouse gas limits agreed to in state law. The program held it’s first auction last spring in 2023.

Right on cue after the industry had to pay ...

  Tagged under: Oil Industry | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | Legislation | Regulation | Washington State


Top Fossil Fuel Ad Ban Critic Runs Group That Got $450K from Oil Company

  2024-03-11 by in DeSmog

The Indian Resource Council has received large contributions from Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., disclosures reviewed by DeSmog reveal.

  Tagged under: Lobbying | Oil Industry | Canada | Fossil Fuels


‘Explosive growth’ in petrochemical production poses risks to human health

  2024-03-06 in The Guardian

New report warns of deadly health risks from fossil fuel pollution, including alarming rise in neurodevelopmental issues

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Oil Industry | Pollution | Health


Government documents ‘blow gaping hole’ in its case for Cumbrian coalmine

  2024-03-02 in The Guardian

Michael Gove said UK needed coal to make steel, but business department papers drafted around same time say it will not

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


How a Solar Revolution in Farming Is Depleting World’s Groundwater

  2024-03-02 (or before) in Yale E360

Farmers in hot, arid regions are turning to low-cost solar pumps to irrigate their fields, eliminating the need for expensive fossil fuels and boosting crop production. But by allowing them to pump throughout the day, the new technology is drying up aquifers around the globe.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Abandoned pipelines could release poisons into North Sea, scientists warn

  2024-02-24 in The Guardian

Researchers say toxic chemicals pose a pollution risk as oil and gas companies are allowed to leave pipelines to rot

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


UK quits treaty that lets fossil fuel firms sue governments over climate policies

  2024-02-22 in The Guardian

Britain joins France, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands in withdrawing from charter it says ‘penalises’ shift to net zero

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | France


‘It would be devastating’: inside Trump’s plan to destroy the EPA

  2024-02-09 in The Guardian

Trump has made campaign promises to toss crucial environmental regulations – including dismantling the federal body with the most power to tackle the climate crisis

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


‘In a word, horrific’: Trump’s extreme anti-environment blueprint

  2024-02-06 in The Guardian

Allies and advisers have hinted at a more methodical second term: driving forward fossil fuel production, sidelining scientists and overturning rules

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | US Politics


Climate Change and "The Chosen One" - Legal Planet

  2024-02-05 by Dan Farber in Legal Planet - Environmental Law and Policy

A leading presidential candidate recently reposted a video that called him  the “Chosen One,” echoing the view of many of his followers that God has chosen him to lead the country. “And on June 14, 1946,” the video tells us, “God looked down on his planned paradise and said, ‘I need a caretaker.’ So God … Continue reading "Climate Change and “The Chosen One”"

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Fossil Fuels


Plymouth: Medics lead die-in protest over fossil fuels

  2024-01-27 in The BBC

Medics demonstrate "to highlight the terrible impact of the climate emergency on people's health".

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Health


DOUBT

  2024-01-24 (or before) in YouTube

Join us and stand up for reality. http://climaterealityproject.org - This film exposes the parallels between Big Tobacco's denial of smoking's cancer-causing...

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | US Politics | Health


EU fossil fuel CO2 emissions hit 60-year low

  2024-01-24 in The Guardian

Fossil emissions ‘finally back to 1960s levels’, say analysts, but they warn levels are still falling too slowly

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels


Clean energy investment is extending its lead over fossil fuels, boosted by energy security strengths - News - IEA

  2024-01-24 (or before) in IEA – International Energy Agency

Clean energy investment is extending its lead over fossil fuels, boosted by energy security strengths - News from the International Energy Agency

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Energy


Windmills are Killing Our Donuts! And It’s All Biden’s Fault! - Legal Planet

  2024-01-22 by Dan Farber in Legal Planet - Environmental Law and Policy

Donald Trump has been talking a lot about donuts lately. Donuts, it seems, are threatened by renewable energy and depend on fossil fuels. Maybe because he’s heard that they’re cooked in oil? Trump’s knowledge of cooking is likely pretty minimal, given that it’s unlikely he’s ever been inside a kitchen. And windmills are terrible, just … Continue reading "Windmills are Killing Our Donuts! And It’s All Biden’s Fault!"

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Donald Trump | Fossil Fuels | Wind Power


Rishi Sunak facing renewed pressure over plans to ‘max out’ North Sea oil

  2024-01-21 in The Guardian

Dithering on renewable energy and insulation will leave people in Britain ‘colder and poorer’, campaigners warn

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Rishi Sunak | Insulation | Fossil Fuels


What If the Clean Energy Transition Costs Much Less Than We’ve Been Told? - Inside Climate News

  2024-01-18 by in Inside Climate News

Talk about astronomical costs of a sustainable economy is leaving out some of the savings of using fewer fossil fuels, according to a new analysis.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Small modular nuclear reactors: a history of failure - Climate and Capital Media

  2024-01-17 in Climate Change News - Climate and Capital Media

Global hype around small reactor designs to replace fossil fuels is on the rise everywhere but few, if any, are likely to ever be built. 

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Fossil Fuels


US oil lobby launches eight-figure ad blitz amid record fossil fuel extraction

  2024-01-10 in The Guardian

Campaign pushes idea oil is ‘vital’ to global security and capitalizes on war in Gaza to escalate production, climate advocates say

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Revealed: Rishi Sunak's 'false' claim homegrown oil and gas is cleaner than imports

  2024-01-08 (or before) in Herald Scotland

Claims by Rishi Sunak’s government that home-grown oil and gas is better for the environment than imported fossil fuels has been thrown into doubt…

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Fossil Fuels


Awash with fossil fuel money, African football is sowing the seeds of its own destruction | David Goldblatt

  2024-01-07 in The Guardian

As Afcon kicks off under an oil firm’s banner, it is a tragic irony that the climate crisis is making the game ever more unsafe to play outdoors

  Tagged under: Africa | Fossil Fuels


Jeremy Hunt’s net zero target claims criticised by climate advisers

  2024-01-07 in The Guardian

Climate Change Committee tells chancellor issuing new oil and gas licenses is ‘inconsistent’ with government’s temperature goals

  Tagged under: Legislation | UK Politics | UK | Oil Industry | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Chris Skidmore resigns Conservative whip over Sunak’s oil and gas licence plan

  2024-01-05 in The Guardian

Former minister also resigns as an MP, which will trigger byelection in his Kingswood constituency

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Fossil Fuels


Big five oil companies to reward shareholders with record payouts

  2024-01-01 in The Guardian

BP, Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil and TotalEnergies to distribute more than $100bn despite public outrage

  Tagged under: Exxon | TotalEnergies | Fossil Fuels | BP | Shell


‘Hope is a discipline’: youth climate case plaintiff on why he’s suing the US government

  2023-12-31 in The Guardian

Nathan Baring of Alaska is part of a group of young activists suing the US, which they say ‘willfully ignored’ dangers of fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Oregon | Fossil Fuels | Alaska | Activism


2023’s costliest climate disasters show poor lose out in ‘global postcode lottery’

  2023-12-27 in The Guardian

Countries less able to rebuild or who have contributed least to climate crisis suffer worst, research reveals

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Finance


UK students launch Barclays ‘career boycott’ over bank’s climate policies

  2023-12-27 in The Guardian

Campaign at leading universities such as Oxbridge and UCL warns lender it will miss out on top talent if it finances fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Finance


Why the U.S. Is Pumping More Oil Than Any Other Country in History

  2023-12-20 by in The Atlantic

The politics of solving climate change may, paradoxically, require producing more fossil fuels for a while.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Joe Biden | US Politics | Saudi Arabia


Ten Things that Change without Fossil Fuels

  2023-12-15 in Our Finite World | Exploring how oil limits affect the economy

If losing fossil fuels completely, or nearly completely, is a risk for some of the world's population, it is useful to understand what is likely to change.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Special report: Redesigning the UK's energy grid for a greener climate

  2023-12-15 (or before) in YouTube

The UK's electricity grid is struggling to catch up with the shifting energy map, as renewables replace fossil fuels and the grid’s infrastructure and manage...

  Tagged under: Energy | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | Electricity | Electricity Grid | Renewable Energy


Failure of Cop28 on fossil fuel phase-out is ‘devastating’, say scientists

  2023-12-14 in The Guardian

Climate experts say lack of unambiguous statement is ‘tragedy for the planet and our future’

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels


Good Cop, bad Cop: what the Cop28 agreement says and what it means

  2023-12-13 in The Guardian

Some say the deal is historic, others that it is weak. We look closely at the text for the truth of the matter

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels


Rich countries are desperate to convince us their hollow Cop28 deal is a triumph. They’re lying | Asad Rehman

  2023-12-13 in The Guardian

The agreement on fossil fuel phase-out is full of loopholes, but those of us fighting for climate justice won’t give up, says Asad Rehman of War on Want

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels | Climate Justice


Saudi Arabia is trying to block a global deal to end fossil fuels, negotiators say - Carbon Brief

  2023-12-11 (or before) in Carbon Brief

Negotiators and other officials have warned that Saudi Arabia has become “the biggest obstacle to an agreement” at COP28.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Saudi Arabia


'Large gaps still need to be bridged': UN chief returns to COP28 as climate talks remain on knife edge

  2023-12-11 in Business Green

With crunch climate talks' scheduled close less than 24 hours away, negotiators are still wrangling over the future of fossil fuels, finance pledges, and climate adaptation goals

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels | Finance


Cop28: China ‘would like to see agreement to substitute renewables for fossil fuels’

  2023-12-09 in The Guardian

But country’s climate envoy, Xie Zhenhua, would not say whether it would support phase-out wording in climate deal

  Tagged under: COP28 | Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels


Carbon capture is key to COP28 debate over ending or extending fossil fuels

  2023-12-07 in Newsweek

Carbon capture and storage technology has emerged as a central issue among U.N. COP28 climate negotiators considering a phaseout of fossil fuels.

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels


  2023-12-05 (or before) in The Guardian

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Don't Fall for Big Oil's Carbon Capture Deceptions

  2023-12-05 (or before) by in Scientific American

Carbon capture technology is a PR fig leaf designed to help Big Oil delay the phaseout of fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Climate Change Denial and Disinformation


Cop28 president says there is ‘no science’ behind demands for phase-out of fossil fuels

  2023-12-03 in The Guardian

Exclusive: UAE’s Sultan Al Jaber says phase-out of coal, oil and gas would take world ‘back into caves’

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels


COP28: UN climate talks go big on ending fossil fuels

  2023-12-03 (or before) in The BBC

Countries and companies pledge more renewables and emissions cuts but critics say the measures fall short.

  Tagged under: COP28 | Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels


The Climate Summit Is a Sick Joke. You Should Be Angry and Afraid

  2023-12-01 in Newsweek

The primary cause of global heating is fossil fuels; and global heating is what's driving all the crazy heat, fire, smoke, storms, flooding, drought, crop yield losses, and ecosystem death that is

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Drought | COP28


Theresa May criticises UK plan to ‘max out’ North Sea gas

  2023-11-28 by in The Times & The Sunday Times

New licences contradict pledge to phase out fossil fuels, says former prime minister

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


US oil and gas production set to break record in 2023 despite UN climate goals

  2023-11-27 in The Guardian

United States projected to extract 12.9m barrels of crude oil per day as countries at Cop28 to push for agreed fossil fuels ‘phaseout’

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels


Climate, Fossil Fuels and UK Food Prices: 2023

  2023-11-27 (or before) in Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit

Climate change and energy add the cost of 10 weekly shops to food bills as floods and drought hit food production.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | Drought | Food Production and Consumption


Revealed: Saudi Arabia’s grand plan to ‘hook’ poor countries on oil

  2023-11-27 in The Guardian

Climate scientists say fossil fuel use needs to fall rapidly – but oil-rich kingdom is working to drive up demand

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels | Middle East | Saudi Arabia | Africa


Richest 1% account for more carbon emissions than poorest 66%, report says

  2023-11-20 in The Guardian

‘Polluter elite’ are plundering the planet to point of destruction, says Oxfam after comprehensive study of climate inequality

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Cop28 host UAE breaking its own ban on routine gas flaring, data shows

  2023-11-17 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Fields run by climate summit host have burned gas near daily despite 20-year-old pledge, satellite monitoring reveals

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels


Plastic Waste in the Fuel Tank?

  2023-11-16 by in LOW?TECH MAGAZINE

Consumer societies produce enough plastic waste to power at least 10% of motorized road traffic. Dutch designer Gijs Schalkx grabbed the opportunity and now drives his car on the waste he collects.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Electric Cars | Fossil Fuels | Cars


US and China’s joint climate plan leaves key questions unanswered

  2023-11-15 in The Guardian

The breakthrough has been welcomed by experts – but it lacks specific emissions cuts or a commitment to phase out fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Joe Biden


Climate-heating gases reach record highs, UN reports

  2023-11-15 in The Guardian

World Meteorological Organization sees ‘no end in sight to the rising trend’, largely driven by fossil fuel burning

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | COP28


Approval of divisive Alaska oil project upheld in blow to US climate goals

  2023-11-10 in The Guardian

Advocates warned of ‘tragic consequences’ should the project in a remote part of northern Alaska go ahead

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Joe Biden | Alaska


One Huge Contradiction Is Undoing Our Best Climate Efforts

  2023-11-10 by in The Atlantic

The math isn’t adding up.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | Legislation | El Niño


Shell sues Greenpeace for $2.1m in damages over fossil fuel protest in North Sea

  2023-11-09 in The Guardian

Energy firm’s lawsuit seeks indefinite block on protesters targeting its infrastructure

  Tagged under: Litigation | Activism | Fossil Fuels | Greenpeace | Shell


Oil and gas ‘not the problem’ for climate, says UK’s net zero minister

  2023-11-08 in The Guardian

Campaigners call Graham Stuart’s comments ‘laughable’ and say Conservatives are weaponising climate action

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


‘Insanity’: petrostates planning huge expansion of fossil fuels, says UN report

  2023-11-08 in The Guardian

Plans by nations including Saudi Arabia, the US and UAE would blow climate targets and ‘throw humanity’s future into question’

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels | Russia | Saudi Arabia


McKinsey & Company pushes fossil fuel interests as advisor to UN climate talks, whistleblowers say

  2023-11-07 in France 24

The world's top management consultancy McKinsey & Company is using its position as a key advisor to the UN's COP28 climate talks to push the interests of its big oil and gas clients, undermining efforts…

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | COP28


UN to seek assurances UK will not renege on net zero pledge

  2023-11-03 in The Guardian

Concerns ahead of Cop28 climate summit that Rishi Sunak among leaders backsliding on green measures

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | COP28 | COP27 | COP26


COP28 Action Tracker: Latest Updates on Climate Action and Sustainable Development

  2023-10-27 (or before) by in Edie Awards

Stay up to date with the latest updates on COP28, including headline news, UK preparations, and the global efforts towards climate action and sustainable development. This edition covers news from the UAE organisers, Latin America and Carribean Climate Week, and more.

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels | Climate Justice | Finance


UK regulator trying to block release of Shell North Sea documents

  2023-10-26 in The Guardian

Exclusive: North Sea Transition Authority under fire for using lawyers to argue against publication of environmental impact

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fossil Fuels | Shell


Fossil fuel firms spent millions on US lawmakers who sponsored anti-protest bills

  2023-10-25 in The Guardian

About 60% of oil and gas operations protected from protest due to money spent on lobbying, says Greenpeace USA report

  Tagged under: Exxon | Louisiana | Fossil Fuels | Activism | Greenpeace


‘We Are Afraid’: Scientists Issue New Warning As World Enters ‘Uncharted Climate Territory’

  2023-10-24 by in Forbes

Scientists today warned that human activity is pushing Earth into a situation "no one has ever witnessed firsthand in the history of humanity."

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Wildfires


India to push developed nations to become 'carbon negative' before 2050, sources say | Reuters

  2023-10-14 in Reuters

India wants to push developed nations to become carbon negative rather than carbon neutral by 2050, arguing that would allow emerging market economies more time to use fossil fuels for development needs, two Indian government sources said.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Sustainability


California sues big oil companies, alleging decades of deceit

  2023-10-06 (or before) in KCRW 89.9FM

The complaint says oil and gas executives have known about the dangers of fossil fuels for decades, and that they’ve intentionally suppressed that information.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | California


Ministers ‘misrepresented’ UK climate advisory body, say scientists

  2023-10-06 in The Guardian

Government challenged to explain claim that UK will need 25% of energy to come from fossil fuels in 2050

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


The Faith Factor in Climate Change: How Religion Impacts American Attitudes on Climate and Environmental Policy | PRRI

  2023-10-04 in PRRI

The majority of all Americans (61%) believe that climate change is caused mostly by human activity such as burning fossil fuels, according to a national survey from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) examining Americans’ assessments of the threats of climate change, how it affects their lives and voting behavior, and what steps they are willing to take to combat climate change, with particular focus on the impact of religion on such views.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Climate Change Impacts | Religion


Degrees of Risk | Breakthrough

  2023-10-03 (or before) in Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration

Latest analysis reveals “Net zero 2050” emissions strategies will lock in many decades of unnecessary fossil fuels use well past 2050.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Fossil fuels ‘becoming obsolete’ as solar panel prices plummet | The Independent

  2023-09-27 (or before) in The Independent

Solar costs down nearly 90 per cent over last decade in huge boost for renewable energy

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Fossil Fuels


Lufthansa’s Austrian Unit Loses Greenwashing Suit Over Fuel Use - Bloomberg

  2023-09-26 (or before) in Bloomberg

Austrian Airlines AG was found guilty of misleading climate-conscious travelers by suggesting its flights were sustainable, even though they were largely powered by fossil fuels.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Air Travel


China Climate Envoy Says Phasing Out Fossil Fuels ‘Unrealistic’ - Bloomberg

  2023-09-26 (or before) in Bloomberg

Phasing out fossil fuels completely is not a realistic goal, according to China’s climate envoy and the world’s top greenhouse emitter’s representative to the United Nations’ climate talks in November.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


The cruise industry says LNG is a climate solution. It's not

  2023-09-26 by in Climate Home News

Some of the biggest players in the cruise industry are claiming to be green and use LNG, while continuing to use fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Humanity has ‘opened gates to hell’ by letting climate crisis worsen, UN secretary warns

  2023-09-20 in The Guardian

António Guterres opened United Nations climate ambition summit with attack on wealthy countries and the fossil fuel industry

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Is climate changing faster than expected?

  2023-09-19 (or before) in YouTube

It feels from the news like climate change is happening faster and faster every year – so are the extremes of 2023 taking us by surprise?The answer is not… e...

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


How Exxon tried to twist climate science for profit

  2023-09-19 (or before) by in HEATED | Emily Atkin | Substack

New internal documents reported by the Wall Street Journal illustrate exactly why thousands are taking to the street to protest fossil fuels this week.

  Tagged under: Exxon | Fossil Fuels


Climate change: UN calls for radical changes to stem warming - BBC News

  2023-09-18 (or before) in The BBC

A review of action on climate since the Paris agreement calls for an end to fossil fuels without carbon capture.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Fossil criminals should stop drilling and start paying

  2023-09-18 (or before) in act-int.greenpeace.org

It’s time for the fossil fuel industry to stop drilling, and start paying.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Greenpeace


Where Are All the Parents in the Climate Movement?

  2023-09-17 (or before) in Teen Vogue: Fashion, Beauty, Entertainment News for Teens | Teen Vogue

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


'Big Oil has been lying to us': Califonia sues oil giants over climate change damages

  2023-09-16 in France 24

The US state of California sued five of the world's largest oil companies on Friday, alleging the firms caused billions of dollars in damages and misled the public by minimizing the risks from fossil…

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | California | Wildfires


New files shed light on ExxonMobil’s efforts to undermine climate science

  2023-09-14 in The Guardian

Executives privately sought to downplay link between fossil fuels and climate change despite public pronouncements, WSJ reports

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Exxon | Fossil Fuels


Fossil fuel investment ‘very unwise economic risk’, says energy expert

  2023-09-14 in The Guardian

Fatih Birol, head of International Energy Agency, warns large-scale fossil fuel projects carry big financial risks

  Tagged under: COP28 | Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels


World Bank spent billions of dollars backing fossil fuels in 2022, study finds

  2023-09-12 in The Guardian

Campaigners estimate about $3.7bn in trade finance was supplied to oil and gas projects despite bank’s green pledges

  Tagged under: Economics | Fossil Fuels | Finance


US behind more than a third of global oil and gas expansion plans, report finds

  2023-09-12 in The Guardian

Study highlights conflict between Washington’s claims of climate leadership and its fossil fuel growth plans

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels | US Politics | Russia | Iran | Washington State


G20 ‘missing in action’ on fossil fuels even as it boosts green energy goals | Financial Times

  2023-09-12 (or before) in Financial Times

Leaders declaration avoids critical issue of ending the use of polluting oil and gas

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Heat pumps twice as efficient as fossil fuel systems in cold weather, study finds

  2023-09-11 in The Guardian

Doubts about whether heat pumps work well in subzero conditions shown to be unfounded, say researchers

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Shell signals retreat from carbon offsetting

  2023-09-08 in The Guardian

Oil company is latest firm to act amid indications that carbon credits do nothing to mitigate global heating

  Tagged under: Shell | Fossil Fuels


‘A critical moment’: UN warns world will miss climate targets unless fossil fuels phased out

  2023-09-08 in The Guardian

Governments failing to cut emissions fast enough to meet Paris agreement goals and avoid disaster, major report says

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels


Former oil executive Mark McAllister lined up to be next Ofgem chair

  2023-09-06 in The Guardian

Government choice of energy regulator boss criticised as ‘putting the fox in charge of the hen house’

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Global mortality from outdoor fine particle pollution generated by fossil fuel combustion: Results from GEOS-Chem

  2023-09-06 (or before) in ScienceDirect.com

The burning of fossil fuels – especially coal, petrol, and diesel – is a major source of airborne fine particulate matter (PM2.5), and a key contribut…

  Tagged under: Air Pollution | Fossil Fuels


Royal Society Fossil Fuels Letter

  2023-09-03 (or before) in Royal Society Fossil Fuels Letter – An open letter from UK academics to the Royal Society, 2023

An open letter from UK academics to the Royal Society, 2023

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


New UK ‘net zero’ minister linked to oil-funded think tank

  2023-09-02 (or before) in openDemocracy

Claire Coutinho was senior fellow at Policy Exchange, which drafted law to crack down on XR and other climate activists

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | Activism


'Sign of the times': Fossil fuels hit record low, accounting for just a third of EU power mix

  2023-08-30 in Business Green

New analysis reveals how fossil fuel power generation across the EU fell 17 per cent during the first half of the year

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Scientists Warn 1 Billion People on Track to Die From Climate Change

  2023-08-30 by in ScienceAlert

The fossil fuels that humanity burns today will be a death sentence for many lives tomorrow.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


China continues coal spree despite climate goals

  2023-08-29 in The Guardian

World’s biggest carbon emitter approving equivalent of two new coal plants a week, analysis shows

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Reality check: what the path to a 1.5C world looks like

  2023-08-29 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

The world needs to rapidly purge fossil fuels from its energy mix if it is to have any hope of limiting global warming enough to avoid disastrous climate impacts, according to a prominent climate scientist.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


The true cost of climate pollution? 44% of corporate profits.

  2023-08-28 by in Grist.org: Climate. Justice. Solutions.

Yet governments are still pouring $7 trillion into subsidies for fossil fuels.

  Tagged under: Economics | Fossil Fuels


‘Off-the-charts records’: has humanity finally broken the climate?

  2023-08-28 in The Guardian

Extreme weather is ‘smacking us in the face’ with worse to come, but a ‘tiny window’ of hope remains, say leading climate scientists

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fossil Fuels | Wildfires


We Are Living in a Slow-Moving Explosion

  2023-08-25 in Collapse Musings

What's happened in the world since humans harnessed the power of fossil fuels looks a lot like an explosion.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Collapse


POLITICO Pro

  2023-08-25 (or before) in Politico PRO

A surge in battery storage is helping Texas beat the heat without additional fossil fuels.

  Tagged under: Texas | Fossil Fuels | Electricity Grid


40GW of solar panels gathering dust in European warehouses

  2023-08-24 by in Energy Monitor

If these stored solar panels were deployed, they would displace seven billion cubic metres of fossil gas, according to Beyond Fossil Fuels.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Fossil Fuels


ERROR: The request could not be satisfied

  2023-08-24 (or before) in Los Angeles Times

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Wildfires


G20 poured more than $1tn into fossil fuel subsidies despite Cop26 pledges – report

  2023-08-23 in The Guardian

Public money still flowing into industry despite agreement to phase out ‘inefficient’ subsidies, thinktank says

  Tagged under: COP26 | Fossil Fuels


Fossil Fuels Consumption Subsidies 2022 – Analysis - IEA

  2023-08-23 (or before) in IEA – International Energy Agency

Fossil Fuels Consumption Subsidies 2022 - Analysis and key findings. A report by the International Energy Agency.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Ministers accused of ‘environmental crime’ over South Downs oil drilling

  2023-08-23 in The Guardian

UK Oil and Gas says work is to resume at Avington site in national park after decision from Planning Inspectorate

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Ecuadorians vote to halt oil drilling in biodiverse Amazonian national park

  2023-08-21 in The Guardian

Referendum result protecting Yasuní reserve will benefit huge range of species as well as ‘uncontacted’ Indigenous peoples

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels


Rich countries ‘trap’ poor nations into relying on fossil fuels

  2023-08-21 in The Guardian

Campaigners criticise ‘new form of colonialism’, where countries in the global south are forced to invest in fossil fuel projects to repay debts

  Tagged under: Colonialism | Fossil Fuels | Finance


Critics of ‘degrowth’ economics say it’s unworkable – but from an ecologist's perspective, it’s inevitable

  2023-08-16 by in The Conversation

Access to fossil fuels allowed humanity to overshoot Earth’s biophysical limits. The crises we now face are all symptoms of this overshoot, and the only fix is to cut our demands on the biosphere.

  Tagged under: Degrowth | Economics | Fossil Fuels


Fossil Free Media

  2023-08-15 (or before) in Home - Fossil Free Media

Together we can end fossil fuels.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


FAQs | End Fossil Fuels

  2023-08-13 (or before) in March to End Fossil Fuels

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Climate-heating methane released from dozens of Australian fossil fuel sites, environmental group claims

  2023-08-08 in The Guardian

Energy giants reject Australian Conservation Foundation’s infrared video investigation which claims gas leaks and venting at dozens of mines and facilities

  Tagged under: Methane | Fossil Fuels


There Is a Climate Conspiracy — But Not the One Climate Denialists Are Peddling

  2023-08-06 by in Truthout - Fearless Independent Journalism

Environmentalists and elites aren’t in cahoots to destroy the U.S. But fossil fuels’ damage on the world is undeniable.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Science shows the severe climate consequences of new fossil fuel extraction

  2023-08-02 by in The Conversation

More than a century of research shows that burning fossil fuels warms the climate – that’s exactly why granting new North Sea oil and gas licenses is a bad idea.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


TechScape: Turns out there’s another problem with AI – its environmental toll

  2023-08-01 in The Guardian

AI uses huge amounts of electricity and water to work, and the problem is only going to get worse – what can be done? Plus, the wider TechScape

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Electricity


One man and his drone: ‘My hope is to shut down the coal industry’

  2023-07-31 in The Guardian

How a citizen vigilante in West Virginia uses his drone to uncover polluters who’d rather stay hidden

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Global primary energy consumption by source

  2023-07-30 (or before) in Our World in Data

Primary energy is calculated based on the 'substitution method' which takes account of the inefficiencies in fossil fuel production by converting non-fossil energy into the energy inputs required if they had the same conversion losses as fossil fuels.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


ClientEarth loses high court fight with Shell over climate strategy

  2023-07-24 in The Guardian

Environmental law charity claims energy firm cannot achieve net zero goal with current transition plan

  Tagged under: Shell | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


‘No one wants to be right about this’: climate scientists’ horror and exasperation as global predictions play out

  2023-07-24 in The Guardian

As the northern hemisphere burns, experts feel deep sadness – and resentment – while dreading what lies ahead this Australian summer

  Tagged under: Predictions | Fossil Fuels | El Niño | Heatwaves | Wildfires


Big oil quietly walks back on climate pledges as global heat records tumble

  2023-07-16 in The Guardian

Energy firms have made record profits by increasing production of oil and gas, far from their promises of rolling back emissions

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Phase down of fossil fuel inevitable and essential, says Cop28 president

  2023-07-13 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Sultan Al Jaber calls on world to up its renewable energy capacity and says oil and gas companies must be involved

  Tagged under: COP28 | Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels


No room for fossil fuel executives at climate negotiation tables | Environment | Al Jazeera

  2023-07-13 (or before) by in Al Jazeera

Until their actions align with their words, we should not work with them.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Proposed new UK oil and gas fields would provide at most three weeks of energy a year

  2023-07-11 in The Guardian

Experts and former ministers have also said the developments would not reduce energy prices in the UK

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


UK should quit ‘climate-wrecking’ energy treaty, say official advisers

  2023-07-10 in The Guardian

Climate Change Committee recommends leaving energy charter treaty, which critics say is ‘weaponised’ by fossil fuel firms

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Wind and solar eat fossil fuels in Europe and US, but it’s a slow burn in Australia

  2023-07-10 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

The pace of change in some of the world’s biggest grids is accelerating, but in Australia the transition is facing problems for governments and agencies.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Fossil Fuels | Electricity Grid | Wind Power


The planet warms, the world economy cools – the real global recession is ecological | Larry Elliott

  2023-07-09 in The Guardian

Governments focus on the climate when they have few other economic worries. That can no longer be the case

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Economics | Fossil Fuels


Shell CEO calls it 'irresponsible' to cut oil production now

  2023-07-06 in Associated Press News

The head of global energy giant Shell says it would be “irresponsible” to cut oil and gas production at a time when the world economy is still dependent on fossil fuels.

  Tagged under: Shell | Fossil Fuels


Oil giant Shell warns cutting production 'dangerous' - BBC News

  2023-07-06 (or before) in The BBC

The world's need for fossil fuels is "desperate", Shell's chief executive told the BBC.

  Tagged under: Shell | Fossil Fuels


Oil lobbyists spend millions to stall California’s game-changing climate bill

  2023-07-05 in The Guardian

Bills would force large companies that do business in the state to report all emissions and crack down on bogus carbon offset claims

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | California


UK renewables reach record 47.8% share in electricity generation - Energy Live News

  2023-06-30 by in Energy Live News

Government data shows that this surge comes in contrast to a 10% decrease in generation from fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels | Electricity


The Future Is the Termination Shock: On the Antinomies and Psychopathologies of Geoengineering. Part One

  2023-06-29 (or before) in Brill

Abstract As capitalist society remains incapable of addressing climate breakdown, one measure is waiting in the wings: solar geoengineering. No other technology can cut global temperatures immediately. It would alleviate the symptoms of the crisis, not its causes. But might it be combined with radical emissions cuts? This essay, the first instalment of two, scrutinises the rationalist-optimist case for geoengineering: the idea that soot planes in the sky can shield the Earth from the worst heat while society rids itself of fossil fuels. A more likely outcome is that they encourage business-as-usual to continue, while negative si...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Geoengineering


So what if fossil fuel lobbyists have to declare themselves at Cop28? That won’t curb their power| Amy Westervelt

  2023-06-28 in The Guardian

Oil and gas companies don’t just have a seat at the Cop table: they are in charge of the table, says climate journalist Amy Westervelt

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels


Greenhouse gas emissions from global energy industry still rising – report

  2023-06-25 in The Guardian

Researchers say ‘urgent action’ needed as rise in renewables is eclipsed by increase in world’s total energy consumption

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels


Potential pension fund losses should not deter high-income countries from bold climate action

  2023-06-24 (or before) in Cell Press

Governments in advanced economies must consider potential social repercussions of stranded fossil-fuel asset ownership. We show that the vast majority of stranded assets (two-thirds of the total) are held by the wealthiest 10% of individuals. Stranded asset losses constitute less than 2% of the wealth of the top 10%. Given this stark inequality, any potential financial loss incurred by low and middle groups can be compensated at low cost by governments and poses no credible deterrent to ambitious climate policy.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Finance


Record-breaking Texas heatwave enters third week as thousands lose power

  2023-06-24 in The Guardian

New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas also face scorching temperatures as heat dome settles over US south-west

  Tagged under: Louisiana | Texas | Fossil Fuels


New windfarm could be used to power North Sea oilfield

  2023-06-24 in The Guardian

Electricity generated on Shetland could be used to fuel the proposed Rosebank field, instead of homes

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Wind Power | Fossil Fuels | Electricity


Paris climate finance summit fails to deliver debt forgiveness plan

  2023-06-23 in The Guardian

Countries in debt distress thrown financial lifeline but critics say measures fall short of what is needed

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Finance


Senate examines role of ‘dark money’ in delaying climate action

  2023-06-23 in The Guardian

The budget committee hearing looked into alleged misinformation from big oil that covered up ‘massive’ risks of the climate crisis

  Tagged under: Disinformation and Misinformation | Fossil Fuels | US Politics


Loss of fossil fuel assets would not impoverish general public, study finds

  2023-06-22 in The Guardian

Research allays fears that rapid scaling back of production would hit people’s savings and pensions hard

  Tagged under: Economics | Fossil Fuels


C of E divests of fossil fuels as oil and gas firms ditch climate pledges

  2023-06-22 in The Guardian

Church pension and endowment funds shed holdings after U-turns by BP and Shell

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | BP | Shell | Religion


Battery storage takes another giant leap over fossil fuels in heart of coal country

  2023-06-22 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

New deals for four hour batteries takes the technology make the next giant leap over the fossil fuel generators they will replace.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Climate campaigner takes Surrey oil drilling case to supreme court

  2023-06-21 in The Guardian

Sarah Finch’s challenge to plans to allow oil well hinges on wider environmental impact of fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


From the oceans to ‘net zero’ targets, we’re in denial about the climate crisis | Adam Morton

  2023-06-15 in The Guardian

The scientific consensus is we need to aim for negative emissions by phasing out fossil fuels, not just removing carbon from the atmosphere

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Vast fossil fuel and farming subsidies causing ‘environmental havoc’

  2023-06-15 in The Guardian

World Bank says subsidies costing as much as $23m a minute must be repurposed to fight climate crisis

  Tagged under: Farming | Fish | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels


Shell drops target to cut oil production as CEO aims for higher profits

  2023-06-14 in The Guardian

Wael Sawan prioritises shareholder payouts, setting out plan to keep oil production steady until 2030

  Tagged under: Shell | Fossil Fuels


Greta Thunberg: not phasing out fossil fuels is ‘death sentence’ for world’s poor

  2023-06-13 in The Guardian

Climate activist says only ‘rapid and equitable’ phaseout will keep temperatures within 1.5C limit

  Tagged under: Activism | Fossil Fuels


Youth v. Fossil Fuels

  2023-06-09 by in Grist.org: Climate. Justice. Solutions.

In Held v. Montana, 16 youth climate activists argue Montana's enthusiastic support of fossil fuels violates their constitutional rights.

  Tagged under: Activism | Fossil Fuels


El Niño is coming. We must plan for the worst to protect Australia’s energy system | Dylan McConnell and Iain MacGill

  2023-06-09 in The Guardian

The Bureau of Meteorology predicts increased temperatures and heatwaves this year, raising the prospect of blackouts – just as the electricity sector faces several other challenges

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Predictions | Fossil Fuels | Electricity | El Niño | Heatwaves


‘Game changing’: spate of US lawsuits calls big oil to account for climate crisis

  2023-06-07 in The Guardian

Next week the first constitutional climate lawsuit goes to trial amid signs fossil fuel companies are facing accountability tests

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | US Politics


Rich countries with high greenhouse gas emissions could pay $170tn in climate reparations

  2023-06-05 in The Guardian

Proposed compensation would be paid to developing countries that must transition away from fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


In Bed With Standard Chartered - Real Media - The View From Below

  2023-06-02 by in Real Media - The News You Don't See

Standard Chartered bank staff met with satirical spectacle of their CEO Bill Winters cavorting with fossil fuels in a bed outside the bank yesterday morning.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Sally Weintrobe | Climate Breakdown Shakedown - Climate Grief | Extinction Rebellion UK

  2023-05-26 (or before) in YouTube

Sally Weintrobe speaks to XR Greenwich on the topic of Climate Grief.“Most of us have been living in a bubble of disavowal about global heating”, Sally Weint...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Activism | Fossil Fuels | Carbon Bubble | Climate Anxiety and Grief


An End to Fossil Fuels | Dr. Aaron Thierry | 23 March 2023 | Just Stop Oil

  2023-05-25 (or before) in YouTube

♻ Please consider donating 1 hour's wage every month: https://juststopoil.org/donate/🎦 Join a National Zoom Session: https://juststopoil.org/zoom 🧑🏾‍🤝...

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Activism


IEA: How global clean energy investment is 'significantly' outpacing fossil fuel spending

  2023-05-25 in Business Green

The clean energy transition is moving 'faster than many people realise' according to IEA - yet is still off the pace for meeting 1.5C goal

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Digging continues at controversial south Wales mine months after licence expires

  2023-05-25 in The Guardian

Despite record high prices for coal, operators claim they cannot afford to restore the site, a pretext for the licensing of the mine

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


UK students pledge ‘career boycott’ of insurers over fossil fuels

  2023-05-24 in The Guardian

Hundreds of students and graduates vow not to work for ‘climate wreckers that insure those responsible for the climate crisis’

  Tagged under: Activism | Insurance | Fossil Fuels


University investment funds urge ‘bold action’ to stop new fossil fuel projects

  2023-05-22 in The Guardian

Asset managers are told they have key role to play on climate in open letter on eve of Shell’s annual meeting

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Shell


Big polluters’ share prices fall after climate lawsuits, study finds

  2023-05-22 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Fossil fuel companies register drop in value after litigation or unfavourable judgments

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Litigation


The Science of the Climate Emergency with Dr Aaron Thierry | Part 1: The Science | 16 March 2023

  2023-05-21 (or before) in YouTube

Dr. Aaron Thierry (@ThierryAaron) received his PhD in Ecology from the University of Sheffield. He subsequently researched the impacts of global warming on t...

  Tagged under: Activism | Science | Fossil Fuels


‘Sustainable’ pension funds accused of greenwashing over billions held in oil and gas firms

  2023-05-14 in The Guardian

Warning comes as UK watchdog set to tighten rules for asset managers given short-term targets

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


How Big Oil is manipulating the way you think about climate change

  2023-05-14 (or before) in Salon.com

A logic professor explains how a persistent, subtle fallacy has infected public discussion of climate change — to the oil industry's benefit

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


E-Fuels, Renewable Natural Gas, & Carbon Capture Are Deep Fakes

  2023-05-12 by in Cleantech News — #1 In EV, Solar, Wind, Tesla News

E-fuels, renewable natural gas, carbon capture -- fossil fuel companies will stop at nothing to protect their business model.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels


Italian oil firm Eni faces lawsuit alleging early knowledge of climate crisis

  2023-05-09 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Company accused of ‘lobbying and greenwashing’ for more fossil fuels despite knowing of risks

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


‘Mind-boggling’ methane emissions from Turkmenistan revealed

  2023-05-09 in The Guardian

Leaks of potent greenhouse gas could be easily fixed, say experts, and would rapidly reduce global heating

  Tagged under: COP28 | Methane | Fossil Fuels


French oil giant TotalEnergies sues Greenpeace over emissions report

  2023-05-03 in The Guardian

Green group accused company of emitting more than it disclosed but TotalEnergies says report used dubious methodologies

  Tagged under: France | Activism | TotalEnergies | Fossil Fuels | Greenpeace


Green investment funds pushing money into fossil fuel firms, research finds

  2023-05-02 in The Guardian

BlackRock and L&G among asset managers using funds with ESG label to invest in coal, oil and gas

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance


Does the UK really need to drill for more North Sea oil and gas?

  2023-05-01 in The Guardian

Ministers are weighing up a new gasfield but is more UK fossil fuel production necessary or desirable given its climate commitments?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Tesla says global energy demand will be cut in half by switch to EVs and renewables

  2023-04-26 by in The Driven - Australian EV News

Tesla says transition to EVs, battery storage, wind and solar will slash energy consumption needs by half compared to inefficient fossil fuels.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Electric Cars | EVs | Fossil Fuels | Wind Power | Tesla


‘Like a dam breaking’: experts hail decision to let US climate lawsuits advance

  2023-04-25 in The Guardian

Cities bringing climate litigation against oil majors welcome US supreme court’s decision to rebuff appeal to move cases to federal courts

  Tagged under: Exxon | Fossil Fuels | Litigation


China ramps up coal power despite carbon neutral pledges

  2023-04-24 in The Guardian

Local governments approved more coal power in first three months of 2023 than all of 2021

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


'Accelerate the phase out': How the G7 cooled on fossil fuels as the answer to the energy crisis

  2023-04-17 in Business Green

G7 Energy and Environment Ministers acknowledge energy crisis requires reduction in global gas demand and reiterate support for clean tech, but stop short of setting out roadmap for phasing out fossil fuel power

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels


Lords amendment to energy bill may stop new coalmines in England

  2023-04-17 in The Guardian

Change to bill says opening and licensing of new coalmines by the Coal Authority to be prohibited

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


G7 pushes for an extra terawatt of solar, but falls short on coal phaseout and gas

  2023-04-17 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

G7 agree to a big increase in offshore wind and solar capacity, but fall short of coal and gas phaseouts as Japan holds out for fossil fuels.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Fossil Fuels | Japan | Wind Power


G7 ministers agree to cut gas consumption and speed-up renewable energy | Reuters

  2023-04-16 (or before) in Reuters

The Group of Seven rich nations have agreed to call for reducing gas consumption and increasing electricity from renewable sources while phasing out fossil-fuels faster and building no new coal-fired plants, France's energy transition minister said on Saturday.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels | Electricity | France


How Putin made Europe go green faster

  2023-04-14 (or before) in YouTube

One year after Russia invaded Ukraine, analysts think Putin's aggression may have sped up Europe's energy transition. How's that?Credits:Reporter: Ajit Niran...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels | Vladimir Putin | Russia


Biden approves Alaska gas exports as critics condemn another ‘carbon bomb’

  2023-04-14 in The Guardian

Energy department gives green light to exports from liquefied natural gas (LNG) program, after Willow project approved last month

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Joe Biden | US Politics | Alaska


Tessa Khan: How can we escape soaring energy bills? Stop using fossil fuels

  2023-04-13 (or before) in TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


IPCC Synthesis Report: What does it say? What does it mean? | IPCC FINAL REPORT 2023

  2023-04-09 (or before) in YouTube

JOIN XRUK THIS APRIL 21-24 AT THE HOUSE OF PARLIAMENTDr Charlie Gardner and Clare Farrell discuss the latest IPCC synthesis report, the final report in the m...

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Carbon Note 2: The "Western" energy transitions - narcissism of small differences.

  2023-04-09 (or before) by in Chartbook | Adam Tooze | Substack

Did Putin’s war on Ukraine and the ensuing energy crisis lead to a retreat from the energy transition in Europe? Did Russian aggression expose the vanity of green ideology? Was a war what we needed to relearn the “basic math” that modern societies cannot do without some combination of fossil fuels and nuclear? This was the contention of pieces in

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Fossil Fuels | Vladimir Putin | Russia


Cop28 president: world needs business mindset to tackle climate crisis

  2023-04-07 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Sultan Al Jaber aims to use UN talks to set out how private sector can limit greenhouse gas emissions

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels


Value of Australian lithium exports tipped to match thermal coal in five years

  2023-04-06 in The Guardian

Revenue from mining key metal used in EV batteries to triple by 2027-28 while thermal coal exports set to fall by more than 70%

  Tagged under: Lithium | Fossil Fuels


On the History and Future of 100% Renewable Energy Systems Research

  2023-04-06 (or before) in ieeexplore.ieee.org

Research on 100% renewable energy systems is a relatively recent phenomenon. It was initiated in the mid-1970s, catalyzed by skyrocketing oil prices. Since the mid-2000s, it has quickly evolved into a prominent research field encompassing an expansive and growing number of research groups and organizations across the world. The main conclusion of most of these studies is that 100% renewables is feasible worldwide at low cost. Advanced concepts and methods now enable the field to chart realistic as well as cost- or resource-optimized and efficient transition pathways to a future without the use of fossil fuels. Such proposed path...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Climate Change | Hydrogen | Wind Power | Fossil Fuels | Climate Justice | Electricity Grid


Greenhouse gas emissions rose at ‘alarming’ rate last year, US data shows

  2023-04-06 in The Guardian

Noaa report shows rapid increase in atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Fossil Fuels


Revealed: UAE plans huge oil and gas expansion as it hosts UN climate summit

  2023-04-04 in The Guardian

Exclusive: UAE’s fossil fuel boss will be the president of Cop28, making a mockery of the summit, say campaigners

  Tagged under: COP28 | Africa | Fossil Fuels | Middle East


1989 Oct Confidential Shell Group Planning Scenarios 1989-2010 Challenge and response - disc climate refugees and shift to non-fossil fuels

  2023-04-03 (or before) in DocumentCloud

This document is one of many found by Vatan Hüzeir of Changerism, as part of his study: “Dirty pearls: exposing Shell's hidden legacy of climate change accountability, 1970-1990”.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Shell


The Media's Recent Turn to “Climate Optimism” Is a Cruel Fantasy

  2023-04-03 in The Nation

Beneath the upbeat messaging, the latest UN climate report makes it clear that while the means to save the planet may still be available, the political will is nowhere in sight.

  Tagged under: IPCC | Fossil Fuels


Harvard professor’s fossil fuel links under scrutiny over climate grant

  2023-04-01 in The Guardian

Colleagues and students query role of Jody Freeman, who won prestigious research grant despite sitting on ConocoPhillips board

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


New oilfield in the North Sea would blow the UK’s carbon budget

  2023-04-01 in The Guardian

Campaigners say Rosebank, with a potential yield of 500m barrels, would seriously undermine legal commitment to net zero

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Shell already knew about climate change in the early 1970s (and still promoted the use of coal)

  2023-04-01 by in ftm.eu

Shell already knew in the early 1970s (and not since 1986, as known until now) that burning fossil fuels plays a role in climate change. Yet the oil company still decided to get into a new fossil industry at that very time: coal. Newly unearthed documents show that Shell downplayed global climate knowledge to promote its coal business.

  Tagged under: Coal | Climate Change | Shell | Fossil Fuels


£3.5m of Tory donations linked to pollution and climate denial, says report

  2023-03-30 in The Guardian

Millions given to party and MPs last year came from entities linked to fossil fuels, high-polluting industries and climate denial

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Over half of Church of England dioceses have now made a divestment commitment! - Bright Now

  2023-03-29 by in Home - Bright Now

Operation Noah is delighted to announce that 22 of 42 Church of England dioceses have now made a full commitment to divest from fossil fuels. The Diocese of Canterbury, Diocese of Coventry, Diocese of Ely and Diocese of Hereford have recently confirmed that they will divest from fossil fuel companies by the end of December […]

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Press Release: University of Portsmouth drops fossil fuel investments

  2023-03-29 in People & Planet

***Begins*** Today the University of Portsmouth has announced its divestment from fossil fuels. This comes as the university updates its Ethical Investment Policy to exclude all fossil fuel industry investments.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


US puts Italy-sized chunk of Gulf of Mexico up for auction for oil drilling

  2023-03-29 in The Guardian

In latest blow to Joe Biden’s reputation as the ‘climate president’, 73.3m acres of the gulf will be offered for fossil fuel extraction

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels


The UK’s ‘green day’ has turned into a fossil fuel bonanza – dirty money powers the Sunak government | George Monbiot

  2023-03-29 in The Guardian

In prioritising oil and gas over renewables, ministers are doing the bidding of the polluters, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Greenhouse Gases | Rishi Sunak | Fossil Fuels


The Case For Fossil Fuel Divestment

  2023-03-28 (or before) by in Forbes

In the face of the climate crisis, calls for divestment from fossil fuels have grown louder. What does divestment mean? Does it work? Understand the financial and social impacts of the divestment movement in reducing carbon emissions.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Climate Change Impacts | Finance


The Case For Fossil Fuel Engagement

  2023-03-28 (or before) by in Forbes

Although fossil fuels may have no future in a decarbonized world, fossil fuel firms may still have a role to play in the decades of climate transition ahead. Can responsible financial engagement with these companies support current energy needs and climate goals?

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance | Finance


Little progress made on energy efficiency in UK homes, report finds

  2023-03-26 in The Guardian

National Infrastructure Commission accuses ministers of ‘prevarication’ over installation of heat pumps

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


America’s Fossil Fuel Economy is Heading for Collapse – It Signals the End of the Oil Age

  2023-03-24 in Age of Transformation

US oil production is about to peak, but the world is unprepared for the tremendous economic and political consequences. The only path through is energy and economic transformation.

  Tagged under: Economics | Fossil Fuels | Collapse


New climate paper calls for charging big US oil firms with homicide

  2023-03-22 in The Guardian

Authors of paper accepted for publication in Harvard Environmental Law Review argue firms are ‘killing members of the public at an accelerating rate’

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Older Americans protest against ‘dirty banks’ funding oil and gas projects

  2023-03-22 in The Guardian

Protesters cut up credit cards and march to Washington branches of JPMorgan Chase, Citibank, Bank of America and Wells Fargo

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Washington State


Biden administration sides with climate lawsuit against fossil fuel companies

  2023-03-16 in The Guardian

DoJ brief argues that Colorado case against energy giants ExxonMobil and Suncor should be heard in state court instead of federal

  Tagged under: Exxon | Fossil Fuels | US Politics | Colorado State


US banks are sacrificing poor communities to the climate crisis | Ben Jealous and Bill McKibben

  2023-03-16 in The Guardian

It took decades to force banks to abandon racist redlining. We don’t have decades to avert catastrophic climate crisis

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Finance


New report: Commitment to end international finance for fossil fuels is shifting billions, but key countries breaking promises missing in action - Oil Change International

  2023-03-15 by in Oil Change International

Promise Breakers, a report released today by Oil Change International, reveals that the stop funding fossils commitment forged at COP26, is already shifting an estimated USD 5.7 billion per year out of fossil fuels and into clean energy, with the potential of a further 13.7 billion per year if all signatories fulfill their commitments.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Fossil Fuels | Finance


Budget does little to meet UK’s net zero carbon goals, say campaigners

  2023-03-15 in The Guardian

Chancellor silent on home insulation, oil and gas windfall tax, and onshore windfarms – but freezes fuel duty

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Climate Change | Wind Power | Insulation | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Promise Breakers: Assessing the impact of compliance with the Glasgow Statement commitment to end international public finance for fossil fuels - Oil Change International

  2023-03-15 by in Oil Change International

New research shows stop funding fossils commitment forged at the 2021 UN climate summit is already shifting an estimated USD 5.7 billion per year out of fossil fuels and into clean energy. If all signatories fulfill their commitments, then a further 13.7 billion per year will be shifted out of fossil fuels and into clean energy.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Finance


Clean energy is cheaper than coal across the whole US, study finds

  2023-03-14 (or before) in Canary Media

Almost every coal-fired power plant in the country could be cost-effectively replaced by local solar or wind and batteries, according to a groundbreaking new analysis.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Fossil Fuels | Wind Power


Fossil fuels received £20bn more UK support than renewables since 2015

  2023-03-09 in The Guardian

Exclusive: One-fifth of money given directly to fossil fuel industry was to support new extraction and mining

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels


Revealed: 1,000 super-emitting methane leaks risk triggering climate tipping points

  2023-03-06 in The Guardian

Vast releases of gas, along with future ‘methane bombs’, represent huge threat – but curbing emissions would rapidly reduce global heating

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Fracking | Fossil Fuels | Tipping Points


Huge carbon footprint of chemicals in UK household products revealed

  2023-03-06 in The Guardian

Calls for ministers to help industry cut emissions from items including washing-up liquid and laundry tablets

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels


DOUBT

  2023-03-05 (or before) in YouTube

Join us and stand up for reality. http://climaterealityproject.org - This film exposes the parallels between Big Tobacco's denial of smoking's cancer-causing...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | US Politics | Health


Fossil fuel companies donated $700m to US universities over 10 years

  2023-03-01 in The Guardian

Funding at 27 universities can shift not just research agendas, but also policy in the direction the industry prefers, report says

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


World Bank chief resigns after climate stance misstep

  2023-02-16 in The Guardian

David Malpass was criticised when he dodged question about fossil fuels’ link to climate crisis

  Tagged under: Economics | Fossil Fuels


Clive Palmer-owned company withdraws appeal against ruling that coalmine would worsen climate crisis

  2023-02-12 in The Guardian

Landmark decision from Queensland land court declared emissions from Waratah Coal project would limit the rights of future generations

  Tagged under: Coal | Fossil Fuels


NatWest to end new business loans for oil and gas extraction

  2023-02-10 in The Guardian

Bank also plans to phase out similar lending for existing customers under its first climate transition plan

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Finance


Labor’s unlimited use of carbon offsets could lead to rise in emissions, report says

  2023-02-10 in The Guardian

Analysis says land-based carbon offsets lead to more fossil fuel mining and fail to deliver genuine emissions reductions

  Tagged under: Coal | Land Use | Fossil Fuels


Exxon Retreats From Major Climate Effort to Make Biofuels From Algae

  2023-02-10 (or before) in Bloomberg

Renewable fuels made from algae was the company’s most heavily publicized climate solution.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Exxon | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | California


Solar’s stunning journey from lab curiosity to global juggernaut wiping out fossil fuels

  2023-02-10 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Leading solar researcher predicts technology will “wipe fossil fuels” out of the global economy, and help deliver a resilient, reliable and extremely cheap energy grid.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Predictions | Fossil Fuels | Electricity Grid


UK must quit climate-harming energy charter treaty, experts say

  2023-02-10 in The Guardian

Secret international court system enables fossil fuel firms to sue governments for lost future profits

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


COP28 Chief’s Global Tour Begins With a Defense of Fossil Fuels

  2023-02-09 (or before) in Bloomberg

Oil and gas will have a key role to play even as the world shifts to cleaner energy and climate talks should reflect the challenges of energy poverty, according to the president of this year’s COP summit.

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels | Saudi Arabia


What could a Fossil Fuel Treaty look like? — The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative

  2023-02-09 (or before) in The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative

Momentum is growing for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty to provide global oversight of a fair and rapid transition away from fossil fuels: the primary cause of climate change. With the Paris Agreement failing to even mention coal, oil, and gas, the need for a complementary international agreement is clear. But what would it contain?

  Tagged under: Coal | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


‘Monster profits’ for energy giants reveal a self-destructive fossil fuel resurgence

  2023-02-09 in The Guardian

Last year’s combined $200bn profit for the ‘big five’ oil and gas companies brings little hope of driving down emissions

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Chevron | TotalEnergies | Fossil Fuels


Three Energy Realities to Remember Ahead of the State of the Union

  2023-02-08 (or before) in API - American Petroleum Institute

As you monitor President Biden’s State of the Union address, we hope you will remember three key areas where the administration continues to fall short in delivering a long-term strategy that ensures American families and businesses have access to affordable and reliable energy.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels


Outrage as US government advances $8bn Alaska oil drilling plan

  2023-02-01 in The Guardian

Interior department report recommends scaled-back version of ConocoPhillips’ Willow project despite Biden campaign pledge

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels | Alaska


Clean energy investment tops $US1 trillion, sits neck and neck with fossil fuels

  2023-01-30 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Bloomberg New energy Finance says investment in low carbon energy has hit a new high – and for the first time reached parity with capital invested in fossil fuels.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Finance


BREAKING: Barclays 7 given 2 years unconditional suspended sentence for breaking glass during an emergency - Extinction Rebellion UK

  2023-01-27 by in Extinction Rebellion UK

At 4.30pm this afternoon, seven women attended sentencing at Southwark Crown Court in London for carefully cracking windows at Barclays HQ in Canary Wharf, to draw attention to Barclays’ financing of fossil fuels and to call on the bank to stop accelerating the climate emergency. All seven women were given two years unconditional suspended sentences. 

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Fossil Fuels | Women and Children


Global Low-Carbon Energy Technology Investment Surges Past $1 Trillion for the First Time | BloombergNEF

  2023-01-26 in BloombergNEF

Defying supply chain disruptions and macroeconomic headwinds, 2022 energy transition investment jumped 31% to draw level with fossil fuels: BloombergNEF

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Colombia announces halt on fossil fuel exploration for a greener economy

  2023-01-20 in The Guardian

The minister for mines, Irene Vélez, told world leaders the country will shift away from fossil fuels to begin a sustainable chapter

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


UN head accuses fossil fuel firms of business models ‘inconsistent with human survival’

  2023-01-18 in The Guardian

Criticism at Davos for big companies that, ‘like the tobacco industry’, ride roughshod over their own science

  Tagged under: Exxon | Fossil Fuels


Exxon scientists predicted global warming with ‘shocking skill and accuracy,’ Harvard researchers say

  2023-01-12 in Harvard Gazette

In the study, scientists showed how the multinational energy giant worked to cloud the issue.

  Tagged under: Predictions | Climate Change | Exxon | Fossil Fuels


UK could face ‘banking crisis worse than 2008’ if City fails to prepare for fossil fuel collapse

  2023-01-12 in The Guardian

Report from climate activist groups says City is unprepared for potential collapse in value of fossil fuel assets

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Collapse | Activism


Extended producer responsibility for fossil fuels - IOPscience

  2023-01-12 (or before) in IOPscience

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Net zero possible in 2040s, says outgoing UK climate business expert

  2023-01-09 in The Guardian

Countries that fear losing competitive edge could benefit from bolder climate policies, says Nigel Topping

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


British Parliament urges Government to set a "clear date" to end North Sea drilling - Oil Change International

  2023-01-05 by in Oil Change International

An influential committee of British MPs is calling on the British government to accelerate the transition from fossil fuels and set a “clear date” for the end of new oil and gas licensing in the British North Sea.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


UK government faces legal action against new coalmine in Cumbria

  2023-01-04 in The Guardian

Friends of the Earth says significant climate impacts not taken into account when go-ahead was given

  Tagged under: Coal | Fossil Fuels


BP criticised over plan to spend billions more on fossil fuels than green energy

  2022-12-27 in The Guardian

Company’s oil and gas investments for 2023 will be as much as double those on renewables

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | BP | Fossil Fuels


How an Early Oil Industry Study Became Key in Climate Lawsuits

  2022-12-23 (or before) in Yale E360

For decades, 1960s research for the American Petroleum Institute warning of the risks of burning fossil fuels had been forgotten. But two papers discovered in libraries are now playing a key role in lawsuits aimed at holding oil companies accountable for climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Fueling Resistance

  2022-12-14 (or before) in MIT

In Fueling Resistance, Kate Neville dissects the processes, and political economy framework, of resistance to two different alternative fuel projects in two distinct and disparate locations. The comparison centers on resistance to a biofuel project in Kenya and a fracking project in the Yukon territory of Canada. The unwritten premise is that these two energy projects, and the subsequent resistance to them, may not have obvious similarities given their distinct characteristics and locations but in fact have several elements in common. Neville outlines how these cases can be viewed as similar and concludes that understanding the ...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Climate Change | Colonialism | Rivers | Fracking | Fossil Fuels | Wind Power | Health | Climate Justice | Food Production and Consumption | Finance


Following the money: trade associations, political activity and climate change - Climatic Change

  2022-12-14 (or before) in Springer Verlag

The political activities of industries associated with the production and consumption of fossil fuels have thwarted state efforts to advance climate policy. Yet research on the role of trade associations that firms use to coordinate their activities remains sparse. Studies of business political activity are generally focussed on the firm level with trade associations typically considered only as part of wider advocacy coalitions. Scholars are still to examine the full range of political activities of trade associations. Using an original dataset built from trade associations’ IRS filings, we find that trade associations en...

  Tagged under: Coal | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Gove’s defence of UK coalmine dismissed as ‘greenwashing nonsense’

  2022-12-13 in The Guardian

Head of offsetting standard rubbishes minister’s claim of Cumbrian mine’s carbon neutrality as ‘absurd’

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Fossil Fuels


UK’s first new coalmine for 30 years gets go-ahead in Cumbria

  2022-12-07 in The Guardian

Michael Gove greenlights £165m project that will produce estimated 400,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Fossil Fuels


Airbus boss warns of delay in decarbonising airline industry

  2022-11-30 in The Guardian

Guillaume Faury expresses concern at pace of investment in facilities producing alternatives to fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Hydrogen | Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels


Climate activists target 13 London offices over fossil fuels ties

  2022-11-21 in DRILL OR DROP? - Independent journalism on UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and the reactions to it

Climate campaigners this morning sprayed fake oil on London offices with links to the fossil fuel industry.

  Tagged under: Activism | Fossil Fuels


‘False solutions’: scepticism over Saudi carbon capture plan

  2022-11-19 in The Guardian

Kingdom’s Cop27 announcement of new storage hub part of pattern of delaying fossil fuel transition, experts say

  Tagged under: COP27 | Africa | Fossil Fuels | Middle East | Saudi Arabia


The colonial exploitation of Africas fossil fuels must stop

  2022-11-13 (or before) in Context News

  Tagged under: Africa | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


The British right’s hostility to climate action is deeply entrenched – and extremely dangerous | John Harris

  2022-11-13 in The Guardian

With voters increasingly fearful about fires, floods and extreme temperatures, can the Tories find a way back towards reality, asks Guardian columnist John Harris

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Analysis: Global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels hit record high in 2022 - Carbon Brief

  2022-11-11 by in Carbon Brief

Global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and cement have increased by 1.0% in 2022,...

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


A New Tool to Move Finance Out of Fossil Fuels

  2022-11-10 (or before) in gogel.org

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Finance


How dash for African oil and gas could wipe out Congo basin tropical forests

  2022-11-10 in The Guardian

Third of Congo basin’s tropical forests are under threat from fossil fuel investments, undermining climate action, report warns

  Tagged under: COP27 | Congo | Rainforests | Africa | Fossil Fuels | Trees


Oil and gas firms planning ‘frightening’ fossil fuels growth, report finds

  2022-11-09 in The Guardian

Analysis released at Cop27 climate summit shows plans would thwart chances of keeping global heating to 1.5C

  Tagged under: COP27 | Fossil Fuels


We must support protestors taking direct action to save our future

  2022-10-30 (or before) in kerrang.com

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


‘Monstrous’ east African oil project will emit vast amounts of carbon, data shows

  2022-10-27 in The Guardian

Experts say crude oil pipeline from Uganda to Tanzania will produce 25 times host nations’ combined annual emissions

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Africa | Fossil Fuels


Carbon emissions from energy to peak in 2025 in ‘historic turning point’, says IEA

  2022-10-27 in The Guardian

International Energy Agency says Ukraine invasion boosted state spending on clean energy and ‘will accelerate transition to renewables’

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Nuclear Power | Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Wind Power | Russia


Global health at mercy of fossil fuel addiction, warn scientists

  2022-10-25 in The Guardian

Reliance on oil and gas worsening climate impacts and compounding food, energy and cost of living crises

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Health


With Fossil Fuel Companies Facing Pressure to Reduce Carbon Emissions, Private Equity Is Buying Up Their Aging Oil, Gas and Coal Assets - Inside Climate News

  2022-10-24 by in Inside Climate News

When Continental Resources announced a deal last week to take the oil company private, it joined a trend that has swept across the fossil fuel sector in recent years. With investors agitating for energy companies to lower their greenhouse gas emissions, many oil and gas drillers and utilities have sold off wells and coal plants […]

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Fossil Fuels


New fossil fuels 'incompatible’ with 1.5C goal, comprehensive analysis finds - Carbon Brief

  2022-10-23 by in Carbon Brief

There is a “large consensus” across all published studies that developing new oil and gas...

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


France becomes latest country to leave controversial energy charter treaty

  2022-10-21 in The Guardian

Quitting the ECT, which protects fossil fuel investors from policy changes that might threaten their profits, was ‘coherent’ with Paris climate deal, Macron said

  Tagged under: France | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


RSPB ‘not ruling out’ direct action to defend nature from government policy

  2022-10-10 in The Guardian

Beccy Speight says charity coalition plans to step up campaign against changes posing threat to wildlife

  Tagged under: Farming | Coal | Wildlife | Fracking | Fossil Fuels


European Commission aims to end secret system protecting fossil fuel holdings

  2022-10-08 in The Guardian

Proposal aims to reform energy charter treaty that protects multi-billion-pound investments in Europe

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


‘Reckless’ coal firms plan climate-busting expansion, study finds

  2022-10-06 in The Guardian

Coal is the most polluting of all fossil fuels and investors must stop funding it, say campaigners

  Tagged under: COP27 | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Climate Change | Africa | Fossil Fuels | Russia


Rees-Mogg seeking to evade scrutiny of new fracking projects, email shows

  2022-10-04 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Note setting out business secretary’s views looks for ways to accelerate schemes, including streamlining HSE requirements

  Tagged under: Fracking | Fossil Fuels


To understand the scale of the climate emergency, look at hurricanes | Peter Kalmus

  2022-10-01 in The Guardian

Climate breakdown is far more intense in 2022 than even many scientists expected, yet the world still isn’t treating this like a crisis

  Tagged under: Florida | Extreme Weather | Fossil Fuels


Rees-Mogg: ‘Britain must get every cubic inch of gas out of North Sea’

  2022-09-23 in The Guardian

Leaked video shows business secretary ‘greenwashing fossil fuels’ and putting ‘ideology before climate’, say critics

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Fracking won’t work in UK says founder of fracking company Cuadrilla

  2022-09-21 in The Guardian

Chris Cornelius says geology is too challenging and government’s support is merely ‘soundbites’

  Tagged under: Fracking | Fossil Fuels


Senator Joe Manchin unveils bill that would expedite federal energy projects

  2022-09-21 in The Guardian

The centrist Democrat believes he has votes to pass the measure, which has met with resistance from the left

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels | US Politics


Learn how the 230+ agencies that work with fossil fuels are hurting their business, and the planet: — Clean Creatives

  2022-09-20 (or before) in cleancreatives.org

Learn why working for fossil fuel companies obstructs climate change - and the agencies with the biggest dirty clients.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Finally we have a Global Registry of Fossil Fuels - Carbon Tracker Initiative

  2022-09-19 by in Carbon Tracker Initiative

Major boost for transparency on fossil fuel supply, as the first public database of emissions from...

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


As resistance grows to the fossil fuel regime, laws are springing up everywhere to suppress climate activists | Jeff Sparrow

  2022-09-18 in The Guardian

Along with subsidising big polluters, governments are setting in place repressive anti-protest laws to protect them

  Tagged under: Activism | Fossil Fuels


Criticism intensifies after big oil admits ‘gaslighting’ public over green aims

  2022-09-17 in The Guardian

Fury as ‘explosive’ documents reveal largest oil companies contradicted public statements and wished bedbugs upon critical activists

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Activism | Exxon | Chevron | Fossil Fuels | US Politics


Governments urged to act after oil giants accused of misleading public

  2022-09-16 in The Guardian

Documents suggest Shell and BP staff privately downplayed public commitments on climate crisis

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Fossil Fuels


Climate crisis ‘threatens rule of law and civilisation’ | The Independent

  2022-09-16 (or before) in The Independent

Major British law firms are contributing to the climate crisis, the letter warns

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Revealed: rightwing US lobbyists help craft slew of anti-protest fossil fuel bills

  2022-09-14 in The Guardian

Legislation drafted by Alec part of backlash against Indigenous communities and environmentalists opposing oil and gas projects

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Legislation | US Politics


World heading into ‘uncharted territory of destruction’, says climate report

  2022-09-13 in The Guardian

Governments and businesses failing to change fast enough, says United in Science report, as weather gets increasingly extreme

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Switching to renewable energy could save trillions - study - BBC News

  2022-09-13 (or before) in The BBC

New report says falling cost of renewable energy makes switch from fossil fuels cheapest option.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels


Planetary Gas Chamber not “Climate Change”

  2022-09-11 in Kevin Hester

We have been aware that burning fossil fuels would alter, destabilise and warm the atmosphere since at least 1847 and the narrative has been controlled since shortly thereafter. Had we described th…

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Oil and gas firms’ green investments fail to match promise of publicity – study

  2022-09-08 in The Guardian

BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell and TotalEnergies spend $750m a year burnishing climate credentials but only 12% of capital on low-carbon development

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Chevron | TotalEnergies | Fossil Fuels


Carbon capture is not a solution to net zero emissions plans, report says

  2022-09-01 in The Guardian

The technology, put forward as part of the UK’s net zero strategy, could extend the life of fossil fuel infrastructure

  Tagged under: COP26 | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Global fossil fuel subsidies almost doubled in 2021, analysis finds

  2022-08-31 in The Guardian

Support amid huge industry profits is a ‘roadblock’ to tackling climate crisis, says International Energy Agency

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


The Global Registry of Fossil Fuels Public Release - Carbon Tracker Initiative

  2022-08-31 by in Carbon Tracker Initiative

19 September | New York & Online The Global Registry of Fossil Fuels is the first-ever...

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


It’s Time to Wake Up | GTK

  2022-08-28 (or before) in gtk.fi

The research report made by Associate Research Professor Simon Michaux from GTK shows that if we want to transition away from fossil fuels, mining will have to increase greatly.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


UK and US banks among biggest backers of Russian ‘carbon bombs’, data shows

  2022-08-24 in The Guardian

Ukrainian campaigners call for immediate end to investments, to cut funds to war and help avoid climate breakdown

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Russia


Home - LINGO

  2022-08-24 (or before) in LINGO - Leave it in the ground

LINGO works on accelerating the fossil endgame towards a world without fossil fuels and with 100% renewable energy.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels


Carbon Bombs - LINGO

  2022-08-24 (or before) in LINGO - Leave it in the ground

LINGO works on accelerating the fossil endgame towards a world without fossil fuels and with 100% renewable energy.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels


Many countries have decoupled economic growth from CO₂ emissions, even if we take offshored production into account

  2022-08-05 (or before) in Our World in Data

Historically, CO2 emissions have been strongly correlated with how much money we have. This is particularly true at low-to-middle incomes. The richer we are, the more CO2 we emit. This is because we use more energy – which often comes from burning fossil fuels. 

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Economic Growth


‘Grotesque greed’: immoral fossil fuel profits must be taxed, says UN chief

  2022-08-03 in The Guardian

António Guterres urges governments to introduce windfall levies and use money to support vulnerable people

  Tagged under: BP | Fossil Fuels


The world is ablaze and the oil industry just posted record profits. It’s us or them | Hamilton Nolan

  2022-08-02 in The Guardian

No single crisis, no matter how existential, will be enough to shut this machine down naturally. We must break it or it will break us

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Big Fossil’s Disaster Capitalist Response to Russia-Ukraine

  2022-07-31 (or before) in The Intercept

The industry moved quickly to capture the narrative, going from disinformation blitz to policy wins within a matter of weeks.

  Tagged under: Disinformation and Misinformation | Capitalism | Fossil Fuels | Russia


Leaked: US power companies secretly spending millions to protect profits and fight clean energy

  2022-07-27 in The Guardian

One industry consulting firm has influenced politics across Florida, Alabama and at least six other states

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | US Politics | Florida | Alabama


World misses the mark on green COVID recovery – DW – 06/15/2022

  2022-07-10 (or before) in Deutsche Welle

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels


The New Energy Charter Treaty in Light of the Climate Emergency - Center for International Environmental Law

  2022-07-06 by in ciel.org

The deal meant to modernize the Energy Charter Treaty’s investment provisions and bring it in line with the Paris Agreement is not aligned with the rapid phaseout of fossil fuels that science shows is required to avoid climate catastrophe.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Parliament votes to give green labels to nuclear and gas

  2022-07-06 in Politico

Such power plants will be allowed to be marketed as sustainable investments on financial markets.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Fossil Fuels | Electricity | Russia | Finance


Fossil fuel industry faces surge in climate lawsuits

  2022-06-30 in The Guardian

Number of climate-related lawsuits globally has doubled since 2015, with quarter filed in past two years

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


US supreme court rules against EPA and hobbles government power to limit harmful emissions

  2022-06-30 in The Guardian

Court sides with Republican states as ruling represents landmark moment in rightwing effort to dismantle ‘regulatory state’

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Fossil Fuels


California Assemblyman Kills Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill

  2022-06-28 by in DeSmog

The California legislature was close to passing a bill that would require the state’s two massive pension funds to divest from fossil fuels, but on June 21 the legislation was killed by one Democratic assemblyman who has accepted tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from the energy industry. Senate Bill 1173 would have […]

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Legislation | US Politics | California


Australia has a once in a lifetime opportunity to break the stranglehold fossil fuels have on our politics

  2022-06-20 by in The Conversation

Australia needs an honest reckoning with the fossil fuel industry’s decades-long hold over Australian politics. Without that, we cannot shift to a principled stand against ceaseless expansion.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Methane leak at Russian mine could be largest ever discovered

  2022-06-14 in The Guardian

About 90 tonnes of methane an hour were released from the Raspadskaya mine in January, data shows

  Tagged under: Methane | Coal | Fossil Fuels | Russia


Government failure to boost energy efficiency ‘inexplicable’, says IEA

  2022-06-08 in The Guardian

Saving energy is ‘utterly essential’ to cut bills, end reliance on Russian oil and gas and slash emissions says agency

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Russia


Fossil fuel projects that qualify for Rishi Sunak’s tax relief ‘could create 899 million tonnes of CO2’ | The Independent

  2022-06-07 (or before) in The Independent

If all 39 projects are approved they could produce the equivalent of nearly 1.9 billion barrels of oil

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Rishi Sunak | Fossil Fuels


Defusing Carbon Bombs - LINGO

  2022-06-06 (or before) in LINGO - Leave it in the ground

LINGO works on accelerating the fossil endgame towards a world without fossil fuels and with 100% renewable energy by identifying game changers for the climate emergency, introducing new framings and defusing carbon bombs.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


U.S. Fossil Fuel Production Set To Hit Record Highs In 2023 | OilPrice.com

  2022-05-31 (or before) in Crude Oil Prices Today | OilPrice.com

Fossil fuel production in the United States is expected to hit record highs in 2023 as energy demand bounces back

  Tagged under: Coal | Fossil Fuels


G7 countries to stop funding fossil fuel development overseas

  2022-05-30 in The Guardian

Ministers from world’s biggest economies reach agreement that could shift estimated $33bn a year to clean energy sources

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Germany | France | Fossil Fuels | Japan


Sooty hands and damaged lungs: the toll of Nigeria’s illegal refineries

  2022-05-29 in The Guardian

A recent clampdown on illegal oil refineries in Rivers State was welcomed by campaigners alarmed at the mounting medical toll on those living in the area. But will it have a lasting impact?

  Tagged under: Nigeria | Africa | Rivers | Fossil Fuels


FFS? Fossil fuels support in the UK tax system

  2022-05-27 (or before) in New Economics Foundation

Phasing out support for fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Here in Poland, “Going Green” Means Burning Even More Coal

  2022-05-27 in The Nation

With parents and children struggling to breathe, climate activism is a matter of life and death.

  Tagged under: Coal | Fossil Fuels | Russia | Women and Children | Activism


People in US and UK face huge financial hit if fossil fuels lose value, study shows

  2022-05-26 in The Guardian

Strong climate action could wipe $756bn from individuals’ pension funds and other investments in rich countries

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Three arrested at Shell AGM as protesters chant ‘We will stop you’

  2022-05-24 in The Guardian

Environmental activists accuse firm’s board of spending more on green ads than green technology

  Tagged under: Shell | Activism | Fossil Fuels


Do not work for ‘climate wreckers’, UN head tells graduates

  2022-05-24 in The Guardian

António Guterres says young people should tackle climate crisis by using talent to deliver a renewable future

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels


Climate sceptic thinktank reported to charity commission over fossil fuel interest funding

  2022-05-23 in The Guardian

Global Warming Policy Foundation is lobby group not charity and brings no public good, say signatories

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


EU plans ‘massive’ increase in green energy to help end reliance on Russia

  2022-05-18 in The Guardian

European Commission says extra €210bn needed over next five years to pay for phasing out of Russian fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels | Russia


Shut down fossil fuel production sites early to avoid climate chaos, says study

  2022-05-17 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Nearly half existing facilities will need to close prematurely to limit heating to 1.5C, scientists say

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


This gas would have stayed in the ground if it wasn't for bitcoin

  2022-05-17 by in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Bitcoin miners are finding ever-more efficient ways to burn fossil fuels to manufacture cryptocurrency.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


‘We can’t eat a new road’: Guyanese voice fears over true cost of Exxon’s oil bonanza

  2022-05-12 in The Guardian

Multibillion-dollar deal promising to lift country out of poverty may be false dawn with dire impact on climate, warn campaigners

  Tagged under: Exxon | Fossil Fuels | Caribbean


Climate chaos certain if oil and gas mega-projects go ahead, warns IEA chief

  2022-05-12 in The Guardian

Fatih Birol says ‘carbon bombs’, revealed in Guardian investigation, will not solve global energy crisis

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Fossil Fuels


G20 agrees on phase-out of fossil fuel subsidies | Reuters

  2022-05-11 (or before) in Reuters

The world's largest economies agreed on Friday to phase out subsidies for oil and other carbon dioxide-spewing fossil fuels in the "medium term" as part of efforts to combat global warming.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


John Kerry warns a long Ukraine war would threaten climate efforts

  2022-05-10 in The Guardian

Exclusive: US presidential envoy says limiting global heating to 1.5C could be made harder by conflict

  Tagged under: COP27 | Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels


Earth’s CO2 hits highest recorded level in human history | The Independent

  2022-05-09 (or before) in The Independent

Unprecedented level comes as greenhouse gas emissions continue around the world

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


The clean energy claims of BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil and Shell: A mismatch between discourse, actions and investments

  2022-05-02 (or before) in PLOS - Open Science

The energy products of oil and gas majors have contributed significantly to global greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and planetary warming over the past century. Decarbonizing the global economy by mid-century to avoid dangerous climate change thus cannot occur without a profound transformation of their fossil fuel-based business models. Recently, several majors are increasingly discussing clean energy and climate change, pledging decarbonization strategies, and investing in alternative energies. Some even claim to be transforming into clean energy companies. Given a history of obstructive climate actions and “greenwashing&rd...

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Chevron | Fossil Fuels | Finance


Gas Giants Have Been Ghostwriting Letters Of Support From Elected Officials | HuffPost UK Politics

  2022-05-02 (or before) in Huffington Post UK

Internal emails show pipeline firms provided North Carolina and Virginia leaders with draft letters and talking points praising their own projects.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


The oil apologists

  2022-04-29 by in Canada's National Observer

Unlike most climate deniers, oil apologists don’t have a lot to say about the science of climate change because they generally ignore the topic. Their messaging is focused on fossil fuels being necessary for the progress of humanity.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


The heat in Delhi is unbearable. This is what the climate crisis feels like

  2022-04-29 by in Climate Home News

A short walk in the afternoon is exhausting. Heatwaves will keep getting worse until we stop burning fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Fossil Fuels


Brexiteer behind net-zero backlash has $130m in fossil fuel

  2022-03-22 (or before) in openDemocracy

Jeremy Hosking, who is bankrolling campaigns to scrap UK emissions targets, has given millions to parties led by Nigel Farage and Laurence Fox

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Ukraine war threatens global heating goals, warns UN chief

  2022-03-21 in The Guardian

António Guterres says countries seeking alternatives to Russian energy may increase use of fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Russia


A pro-fossil fuel Disney ride voiced by Ellen DeGeneres and Bill Nye? Yes, it existed

  2022-03-16 in The Guardian

Buckle up for the story of Ellen’s Energy Adventure – a ride whose sympathetic stance toward oil and coal is newly relevant

  Tagged under: Exxon | Coal | Fossil Fuels


Tipping Fossil Fuels out of the Global Economy - Simon Sharpe March 9th 2022

  2022-03-15 (or before) in YouTube

Simon Sharpe is the Director of Economics, UN Climate Action Champions.He discusses how evolutionary and complexity economic thinking can guide governments t...

  Tagged under: Economics | Fossil Fuels


Sussan Ley does not have duty of care to protect young from climate crisis, appeal court rules

  2022-03-15 in The Guardian

Eight teenagers and a nun had previously won their case against the federal environment minister related to the expansion of a NSW coalmine

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Fossil Fuels


‘Defining moment’: how can the US end its dependency on fossil fuels?

  2022-03-11 in The Guardian

Democrats hope climate measures in Build Back Better will be resurrected amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – but green groups want Biden to go even further

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels | Russia


Ukraine is a climate story. Because everything is a climate story

  2022-03-03 in Los Angeles Times

Russia's invasion is yet another reason to switch from fossil fuels to clean energy, experts say.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Russia


How to fight an economic war

  2022-03-03 in Business Green

The scale of the changes required to end European reliance on Russian fossil fuels are unprecedented and far bigger than many realise - what is needed is an economic war effort

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | Russia


A shift to clean energy would halt Russia's petro-thuggery and more

  2022-02-28 by in The Hill

Now imagine a world where petro-states no longer have the power to blackmail other countries or impact the international price of energy.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Vladimir Putin | Russia


This is how we defeat Putin and other petrostate autocrats | Bill McKibben

  2022-02-25 in The Guardian

After Hitler invaded the Sudetenland, America turned its industrial prowess to building tanks, bombers and destroyers. Now, we must respond with renewables

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels | Vladimir Putin | Russia


Harmful subsidies: why is the world still funding the destruction of nature?

  2022-02-17 in The Guardian

Government-financed support in sectors including agriculture, fossil fuels and water is incentivising the annihilation of the natural world. But reforming the system is politically fraught

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Farming | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels | Trees | Finance


The Failure of Fossil Fuels: Learning from Winter Storm Uri

  2022-02-15 in Sierra Club

We’re sharing the introduction from a new Sierra Club report, titled "The Failure of Fossil Fuels: Learning from Winter Storm Uri." Click here to read the full report. For almost a week from February 13 through February 17, 2021, a winter ice storm–unofficially named Winter Storm Uri–slammed North America. The storm started in the Pacific Northwest, advanced across the southern United States and northern Mexico, and finally curved northward to hit the midwest and northeast United States and southeast Canada. COMMUNITY VOICES - DR.

  Tagged under: Mexico | Fossil Fuels


Consumers paid for Cameron cutting 'green crap' to lower bills, yet some Tories haven't learned

  2022-02-11 (or before) in inews.co.uk

Less, not more fossil fuels is the answer to today’s energy crisis - it's time we learned from history

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


An FTI Consulting Presentation Pulls Back the Veil on Fossil Fuel PR

  2022-02-07 by in DeSmog

“We understand how the oil and gas sector works — we’ve worked in it, studied it, defended it and impacted the policy that regulates it,” a 2015 presentation delivered to the Tennessee Oil and Gas Association begins. “We have been instrumental players in the industry’s highest profile business issues, regulatory hearings, legal disputes and arbitration.” […]

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


DOUBT - Climate change and manufactured doubt

  2022-02-03 (or before) in YouTube

Join us and stand up for reality. http://climaterealityproject.org - This film exposes the parallels between Big Tobacco's denial of smoking's cancer-causing...

  Tagged under: US Politics | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Health


North Sea Abigail oilfield plan approved despite climate goals

  2022-02-01 in The Guardian

Cop26 experts said no new fossil fuel plans would be compatible with climate targets

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels


McKinsey: fundamental transformation of global economy needed for net zero

  2022-01-25 in The Guardian

$9tn of annual investment required to avoid most catastrophic climate impacts, consultancy says

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Economics | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


The Deliberate Rebellion | Extinction Rebellion

  2022-01-23 (or before) in YouTube

In the UK, Extinction Rebellion’s third demand is that government must create and be led by the decisions of a citizens’ assembly on climate and ecological j...

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Activism | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


US emissions roared back last year after pandemic drop, figures show

  2022-01-10 in The Guardian

Planet-heating emissions rose by 6.2% compared to 2020, with rise largely down to increase in cars and trucks on the road

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Cars


Green hydrogen hurdles complicate Southeast Asia’s net-zero goals - FORESIGHT

  2022-01-07 in Foresight

With the hydrogen economy gaining momentum in Europe, the industry is also stimulating interest in other regions of the world where power systems are more reliant on fossil fuels. However, green hydrogen in Southeast Asia has different questions that need answering

  Tagged under: Hydrogen | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


In Australia’s climate wars, delay and deception are the new denial | Ketan Joshi

  2021-12-29 in The Guardian

Now that they can no longer pretend the climate crisis isn’t real, big emitters and their enablers are making all of the right noises – and taking none of the right actions

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Campaigners force Shell to halt oil exploration on South African coast

  2021-12-28 in The Guardian

Court instructs company to stop tests along Wild Coast after concerns raised about wildlife and lack of consultation

  Tagged under: Shell | South Africa | Africa | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels


Telling people to ‘follow the science’ won’t save the planet. But they will fight for justice | Amy Westervelt

  2021-12-28 in The Guardian

The climate emergency has clear themes with heroes and villains. Describing it this way is how to build a movement, says climate journalist Amy Westervelt

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Climate Justice


OPEC official hits at 'misguided' efforts to pare oil and gas | Reuters

  2021-12-22 (or before) in Reuters

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Middle East


Hydrogen - Fuels & Technologies - IEA

  2021-12-22 (or before) in IEA – International Energy Agency

Hydrogen is mostly used for oil refining and chemical production. This hydrogen is currently produced from fossil fuels, with significant associated CO2 emissions.

  Tagged under: Hydrogen | Fossil Fuels


Demands – People vs. Fossil Fuels

  2021-12-18 (or before) in People vs. Fossil Fuels

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Global demand for coal could hit all-time high in 2022

  2021-12-17 in The Guardian

Electricity from coal plants has risen by 9% this year to fuel economic recovery from Covid, says watchdog

  Tagged under: Coal | Fossil Fuels | Electricity | Economics


Revealed: Biden administration was not legally bound to auction gulf drilling rights

  2021-12-13 in The Guardian

Justice department admits a previous ruling did not force the detonation of what environmentalists call ‘huge carbon bomb’

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels | Climate Justice


Say No to Polluter Payouts

  2021-11-26 (or before) in Paid to pollute

The Case Against Public Money for Oil and Gas. We’re taking the Government to court to pull the plug on public payments for big polluters. Join us

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


What Big Oil knew about climate change, in its own words

  2021-11-19 (or before) by in The Conversation

Transcripts and internal documents show how the industry shifted from leading research into fossil fuels’ effect on the climate to sowing doubt about science.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


The forgotten oil ads that told us climate change was nothing

  2021-11-18 in The Guardian

Since the 1980s, fossil fuel firms have run ads touting climate denial messages – many of which they’d now like us to forget. Here’s our visual guide

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Op-Ed: The failure at Glasgow and what needs to happen next

  2021-11-16 in Los Angeles Times

Allowing global leaders to feel that what happened in Glasgow was acceptable would be a disastrous mistake.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Fossil Fuels


Fossil Fuels in the COP Decision Text: Why the U.S., not India, is the problem - ActionAid USA News

  2021-11-14 (or before) in ActionAid USA

The United States government is poised to get what it wanted out of COP26: namely, no new obligations on climate finance or loss & damage, two of the

  Tagged under: USA | COP26 | Fossil Fuels | Finance


Fossil fuels made our families rich. Now we want this industry to end | Aileen Getty and Rebecca Rockefeller Lambert

  2021-11-06 in The Guardian

Congress must help usher in a new energy age - a clean energy age with the same level of support that fossil fuels companies have received for over a century

  Tagged under: US Politics | Fossil Fuels


COP26: Deal to end public funding for unabated fossil fuels by 2022

  2021-11-04 in DRILL OR DROP? - Independent journalism on UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and the reactions to it

More than 20 countries and institutions have committed to ending international public finance for unabated coal, oil and gas by the end of 2022.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Coal | Fossil Fuels | Finance


Ammonia from farms behind 60% of UK particulate air pollution – study

  2021-11-04 in The Guardian

Problem is causing £8bn a year in health damage but can be tackled cost-effectively, say scientists

  Tagged under: Farming | Fossil Fuels | Health


Secretive court system poses threat to Paris climate deal, says whistleblower

  2021-11-03 in The Guardian

Treaty allows energy corporations to sue governments for billions over policies that could hurt their profits

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels


World leaders announce plan to make green tech cheaper than alternatives

  2021-11-02 in The Guardian

UK, US and China among countries representing two-thirds of global economy to agree to push green energy and cars

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Fossil Fuels | Cars


After 30 years of Cop, our ex-environment editor is now optimistic

  2021-11-01 in The Guardian

The global hunger for change – evident as early as the Rio Earth summit in 1992 – is now insatiable

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Big oil CEOs just lied before Congress. It’s time they’re held accountable | Jamie Henn

  2021-10-29 in The Guardian

The top oil executives claim they never approved a disinformation campaign. That is simply not true

  Tagged under: US Politics | Disinformation and Misinformation | Fossil Fuels


World is failing to make changes needed to avoid climate breakdown, report finds

  2021-10-28 in The Guardian

Pace of emissions reductions must be increased significantly to keep global heating to 1.5C

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Biden Is Showing Up Empty-Handed In Glasgow. That's A Good Thing

  2021-10-28 in The Federalist - Culture, Politics, Religion

Glasgow's goals are off. As the world has become warmer, cheap and reliable energy in the form of fossil fuels has made it safer.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels


Working at the World Bank, I can see how it is failing humanity on the climate crisis | Jake Hess

  2021-10-28 in The Guardian

Scandals and backdoor support for fossil fuels blight an organisation that ought to be taking the lead at Cop26, says World Bank researcher Jake Hess

  Tagged under: COP26 | Fossil Fuels


Fueling the Climate Crisis: Exposing Big Oil’s Disinformation Campaign to Prevent Climate Action

  2021-10-28 in United States House Committee on Oversight and Accountability -

Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney's Opening Statement [PDF] Washington D.C. (October 22, 2021)— On Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. ET, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Ro Khanna, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Environment, will hold a hearing to examine the fossil fuel industry’s long-running, industry-wide campaign to spread disinformation about the role of fossil fuels in causing global warming. The fossil fuel industry has had scientific evidence about the dangers of climate change since at least 1977.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Disinformation and Misinformation | Fossil Fuels | Legislation


There are no real climate leaders yet – who will step up at Cop26? | Greta Thunberg

  2021-10-21 in The Guardian

Like other rich nations, the UK is more talk than action on the climate crisis. Something needs to change in Glasgow, says climate activist Greta Thunberg

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Over 650 People Arrested in D.C. During Week of Indigenous-led Climate Action Calling on Biden to be the Climate Leader he Promised to be

  2021-10-18 by in DeSmog

As environmental advocates from across the United States converged in Washington, D.C. last week to take part in the five day “People vs. Fossil Fuels” action, President Biden’s infrastructure package remained stalled, in part, by West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin’s push to cut its largest climate measure. The series of fossil fuel protests were organized by a coalition of over […]

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Coal | Fossil Fuels | US Politics


Bangladesh Really Is a Climate Success Story

  2021-10-10 (or before) by in The Atlantic

The country shows the power of self-determination when it comes to development and climate policy.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Extreme Weather | Climate Change | Geothermal Energy | Fossil Fuels | Economic Growth | Water Resources


Hundreds of Scientists Tell Biden: Halt Fossil Fuel Development Now

  2021-10-08 (or before) in Center for Biological Diversity

Top Scientists Back Demands of People vs. Fossil Fuels Mobilization

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels


Fossil fuel industry gets subsidies of $11m a minute, IMF finds

  2021-10-06 in The Guardian

Trillions of dollars a year are ‘adding fuel to the fire’ of the climate crisis, experts say

  Tagged under: COP26 | Coal | Fossil Fuels


Revealed: Two Thirds of Online Posts from Six Major European Fossil Fuel Companies ‘Greenwashing’

  2021-10-03 by in DeSmog

Nearly two thirds of social media posts put out by six major European fossil fuel and energy companies since the end of 2019 present a “green” image of the company, despite the majority of their business activity remaining in fossil fuels, reveals new analysis by DeSmog. The findings add to campaigner concerns that fossil fuel […]

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


The Case Against Public Money for Oil and Gas

  2021-09-17 (or before) in Paid to pollute

Support the case and help pull the plug on public payments for big polluters.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Environmentalists warn of close ties between oil and gas sector and UK’s North Sea regulator

  2021-09-17 in The Guardian

Members of Oil and Gas Authority hold shares in fossil fuel firms, raising conflict of interest concerns

  Tagged under: COP26 | Fossil Fuels | Activism | Greenpeace


Most plans for new coal plants scrapped since Paris agreement

  2021-09-14 in The Guardian

Report by climate groups found more than three-quarters of projects were discarded after the deal was signed

  Tagged under: COP26 | Coal | Fossil Fuels


‘No satisfactory explanation’: court blasts Keith Pitt over grant agreement with gas company

  2021-09-14 in The Guardian

Judge orders federal resources minister to explain his actions in case over Beetaloo Basin drilling and describes events as ‘not reflecting well’ on him

  Tagged under: Coal | Fossil Fuels


Forget plans to lower emissions by 2050 – this is deadly procrastination | Peter Kalmus

  2021-09-10 in The Guardian

Fixating on ‘net zero’ means betting the future of life on Earth that someone will invent some kind of whiz-bang tech to draw down CO2

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


How much of the world’s oil needs to stay in the ground?

  2021-09-08 in The Guardian

Analysis shows future is bleak for fossil fuel industry with trillions of dollars of assets at stake

  Tagged under: Coal | Fossil Fuels


Why won’t US TV news say ‘climate change’? | Mark Hertsgaard

  2021-09-02 in The Guardian

It’s media malpractice not to mention that burning fossil fuels drives extreme weather events like Hurricane Ida

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Opec member urges oil producers to focus more on renewable energy

  2021-09-01 in The Guardian

Iraqi minister and International Energy Agency chief urge countries to move away from fossil fuel dependency

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Africa | Fossil Fuels | Middle East


Without help for oil-producing countries, net zero by 2050 is a distant dream | Ali Allawi and Fatih Birol

  2021-09-01 in The Guardian

To meet climate targets and avoid economic collapse, countries such as Iraq need international support in the transition to clean energy, say Iraq’s deputy PM Ali Allawi and IEA executive director Fatih Birol

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Africa | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | Middle East | Collapse


Economic Growth - Facing Future

  2021-08-21 (or before) in Facing Future

Infinite Growth on a Finite Planet “Global civilization has an operating system. It is disastrously flawed. It is killing us. It is known by two common names: money and growth economics. Money is a virus of the mind which uses humanity [and nature] for its own reproduction.” – Stuart Scott, Director of the Facing Future … Continue reading "Economic Growth"

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Oceans | Farming | Wildfires | Drought | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Methane | Economics | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels | Economic Growth | Sea Level | Trees | Sustainability


Surface Water Vulnerable to Widespread Pollution From Fracking, a New Study Finds - Inside Climate News

  2021-08-20 in Inside Climate News

Fossil fuels don’t just damage the planet by emitting climate-warming greenhouse gases when they are burned. Extracting coal, oil and gas has a huge impact on the surface of the earth, including strip mines the size of cities and offshore oil spills that pollute country-sized swaths of ocean.  Years of research has shown how the […]

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Fracking | Fossil Fuels


Oil firms made ‘false claims’ on blue hydrogen costs, says ex-lobby boss

  2021-08-20 in The Guardian

Chris Jackson believes companies promoted ‘unsustainable’ fossil gas projects to access billions in taxpayer subsidies

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Hydrogen | Fossil Fuels


UK plan to replace fossil gas with blue hydrogen ‘may backfire’

  2021-08-12 in The Guardian

Academics warn ‘fugitive’ emissions from producing hydrogen could be 20% worse for climate than using gas

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Hydrogen | Fossil Fuels


America Should Join OPEC | The New Republic

  2021-08-12 (or before) in The New Republic

In order to end the fossil fuel era, the United States should join the organization American presidents love to hate.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Ottawa says it must maximize revenue from the Trans Mountain pipeline to fight climate change | CBC News

  2021-08-12 (or before) in CBC.ca - Canada's Public Broadcaster

The minister responsible for Canada's role in fighting climate change is defending his government's purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline after a landmark UN report said the continued use of fossil fuels is pushing the climate toward catastrophe.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Biden’s OPEC Plea Pits Fuel Price Fears Against Climate Push

  2021-08-12 (or before) in Bloomberg

President Joe Biden has pledged to wean the U.S. off of fossil fuels, and never has that call been more urgent than now, with United Nations-backed scientists warning of a point of no return.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Past world economic production constrains current energy demands: Persistent scaling with implications for economic growth and climate change mitigation

  2021-08-08 (or before) in PLOS - Open Science

Climate change has become intertwined with the global economy. Here, we describe the contribution of inertia to future trends. Drawing from thermodynamic principles, and using 38 years of available statistics between 1980 to 2017, we find a constant scaling between current rates of world primary energy consumption E ( t ) and the historical time integral W of past world inflation-adjusted economic production Y, or W ( t ) = ∫ 0 t Y ( t ′ ) d t ′. In each year, over a period during which both E and W more than doubled, the ratio of the two remained nearly unchanged, that is λ = E ( t ) ( t ) / W ( t ) = 5 ....

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Predictions | Climate Change | Economics | Fossil Fuels | Economic Growth | Climate Change Mitigation


Prudential in talks to buy out and shut coal-fired plants in Asia

  2021-08-03 in The Guardian

Scheme with Asian Development Bank could help make big progress on climate goals, says insurer

  Tagged under: Insurance | Coal | Fossil Fuels | Finance


Outrage as Italy faces multimillion pound damages to UK oil firm

  2021-07-25 in The Guardian

Secretive tribunals allow fossil fuel companies to sue governments for passing laws to protect environment

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Why Biden's Interior Department isn't shutting down oil and gas

  2021-07-23 by in The Hill

The prevailing political opinion is keeping these key moderate senators happy.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Public Opinion | US Politics


Wildfires, floods and extreme heat: It is time to heed warnings from climate scientists

  2021-07-22 by in The Hill

The science is clear. The impacts and costs are clear. Climate action must therefore remain at the center of current infrastructure spending proposals.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Wildfires | Drought | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Climate Change Impacts


Emissions will hit record high by 2023 if green recovery fails, says IEA

  2021-07-20 in The Guardian

Worldwide energy body warns more must be done to help developing countries give up fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels


‘Reckless’: G20 states subsidised fossil fuels by $3tn since 2015, says report

  2021-07-20 in The Guardian

Support for coal, oil and gas remains high despite pledges to tackle climate crisis

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


How a powerful US lobby group helps big oil to block climate action

  2021-07-19 in The Guardian

The American Petroleum Institute receives millions from oil companies – and works behinds the scenes to stall or weaken legislation

  Tagged under: Shell | Fossil Fuels | Legislation | US Politics


API

  2021-07-19 (or before) in API - American Petroleum Institute

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Our more than 600 corporate members, from the largest major oil company to the smallest of independents, come from all segments of the industry.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Climate Action Framework

  2021-07-19 (or before) in API - American Petroleum Institute

The U.S. natural gas and oil industry is working to address the risks of climate change and build a lower-carbon future. Learn how we're striving to create a cleaner tomorrow while meeting the world’s growing need for affordable, reliable energy.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Excerpt | To End Fossil Fuels, End Settler Colonialism

  2021-07-11 (or before) in YES! Magazine

Much environmental framing misses the point about capitalism and Indigenous sovereignty.

  Tagged under: Colonialism | Capitalism | Fossil Fuels


How big oil keeps a grip on New Mexico – with the help of a major lobbyist

  2021-07-11 in The Guardian

Records show the firm FTI and its fossil fuel clients benefit from local government ties

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


The Earth's Carbon Cycle

  2021-07-10 (or before) in YouTube

Animated diagram of the Earth's Carbon Cycle and how it has changed over time.Carbon, in various forms including CO2 and organic materials, is continually ex...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fossil Fuels


Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey opposed plans to cut new home emissions

  2021-07-05 in The Guardian

Exclusive: firm also argued against heat pumps, which are proposed as a replacement for gas boilers

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Housing | Fossil Fuels


Banking on Climate Chaos 2021 - Banking on Climate Chaos

  2021-07-05 (or before) in Rainforest Action Network

Runaway funding for fossil fuel extraction and infrastructure fuels climate chaos and threatens the lives and livelihoods of millions. In the 5 years since the Paris Agreement, the world’s 60 biggest banks have financed fossil fuels to the tune of $3.8 trillion.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Finance


Exxon Disavows Remarks After Video Shows Lobbyists Dismissing Company’s Climate Stance

  2021-07-01 (or before) by in The Wall Street Journal - Breaking News, Business, Financial & Economic News, World News and Video

CEO Darren Woods said Exxon lobbyists tricked into speaking on video by Greenpeace didn’t reflect the company’s positions, after they said Exxon only supports a carbon tax because it is unlikely to pass.

  Tagged under: Exxon | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Greenpeace


Big oil and gas kept a dirty secret for decades. Now they may pay the price

  2021-06-30 in The Guardian

With an unprecedented wave of lawsuits, America’s petroleum giants face a reckoning for the environmental devastation caused by fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


New Florida Law Mandates Cities Keep Using Fossil Fuels

  2021-06-26 in Gizmodo | The Future Is Here

Florida just took a huge step backward in the clean energy revolution. Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a piece of legislation into law earlier this week that requires Florida cities and towns to keep using fossil fuels.

  Tagged under: Florida | Climate Change | Economics | Fossil Fuels | Legislation | Sustainable Cities | Finance


Green groups’ fury at loophole in new North Sea oil test

  2021-06-26 in The Guardian

Projects that could produce more than 1.7bn barrels will not have to go through the government’s ‘checkpoint’, data reveals

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Oil and gas donors gave over £400k to Tories before North Sea decision

  2021-06-24 in The Guardian

Exclusive: payments in past year came as government decided on licences for new fossil fuel sites

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


New oilfield in African wilderness threatens lives of 130,000 elephants

  2021-06-20 in The Guardian

Exploratory project in Botswana and Namibia is threat to ecosystems, local communities and wildlife, conservationists say

  Tagged under: Africa | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels | Namibia


António Guterres on the climate crisis: ‘We are coming to a point of no return’

  2021-06-11 in The Guardian

UN secretary general says he’s concerned that the richest nations have pumped billions more into fossil fuels than clean energy since the pandemic

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Australian court finds government has duty to protect young people from climate crisis

  2021-05-27 in The Guardian

Eight teenagers, along with 86-year-old nun, launched case to prevent the approval of a massive coalmine

  Tagged under: Coal | Fossil Fuels


Lobbying against solutions

  2021-05-12 (or before) in Behindthelogos.org - Culture Unstained

Oil companies might claim they are taking the climate crisis seriously but behind closed doors they are working hard to keep drilling for more fossil fuels. The industry spends large amounts of money lobbying policy-makers and governments to make sure that any new laws and regulations won’t get in

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Bill seeks to make Louisiana ‘fossil fuel sanctuary’ in bid against Biden’s climate plans

  2021-05-09 in The Guardian

Republicans and Democrats are introducing bills to push against Biden’s new restrictions on oil and gas companies

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Louisiana | Fossil Fuels


Wyoming stands up for coal with threat to sue states that refuse to buy it

  2021-05-07 in The Guardian

Republican governor says measure sends message that Wyoming is ‘prepared to bring litigation to protect her interests’

  Tagged under: Coal | Fossil Fuels | Litigation


Potential and risks of hydrogen-based e-fuels in climate change mitigation - Nature Climate Change

  2021-05-06 (or before) in Nature

E-fuels—hydrocarbon fuels synthesized from green hydrogen—can replace fossil fuels. This Perspective highlights the opportunities and risks of e-fuels, and concludes that hydrogen and e-fuels should be prioritized for sectors inaccessible to direct electrification.

  Tagged under: Hydrogen | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Climate Change Mitigation


How to spot the difference between a real climate policy and greenwashing guff | Damian Carrington

  2021-05-06 in The Guardian

Unless actions by governments and corporations cut emissions here and now, a dose of scepticism is in order, says Guardian environment editor Damian Carrington

  Tagged under: COP26 | Fossil Fuels


Using hydrogen fuel risks locking in reliance on fossil fuels, researchers warn

  2021-05-06 in The Guardian

Electrification of cars and home boilers best choice to fight the climate crisis, say scientists

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Hydrogen | Fossil Fuels | Cars


Climate crisis: our children face wars over food and water, EU deputy warns

  2021-04-30 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Frans Timmermans says older people need to make sacrifices to protect the future

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Women and Children


‘Historic’ German ruling says climate goals not tough enough

  2021-04-29 in The Guardian

Judges order government to strengthen legislation before end of next year to protect future generations

  Tagged under: Germany | Fossil Fuels | Legislation


Australian governments spend $19,000 a minute subsidising fossil fuels, report finds

  2021-04-25 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A new report by progressive think tank The Australia Institute sheds light on how much money Australia pays to subsidise the fossil fuel industry. But exactly what constitutes a "subsidy" remains at the centre of the debate.

  Tagged under: Coal | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Pipeline tells Black Memphis landowners: sell us the rights to your land or get sued

  2021-04-22 in The Guardian

The legal battle over Byhalia pipeline has become a flashpoint in the conversation about environmental justice and the right of energy companies to take private land

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Warren Buffett doesn’t want to disclose his companies’ climate risks

  2021-04-22 by in Energy and Policy Institute - Watchdog exposing the attacks on renewable energy and countering misinformation by fossil fuel interests

Berkshire Hathaway directors oppose disclosing the company's climate risks, even as its subsidiaries remain heavily invested in fossil fuels.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Food, Farming, and the Fate of Planet Earth | GlobalEcoGuy.org

  2021-04-18 (or before) in GlobalEcoGuy.org

Agriculture is changing this planet more than anything else we do, even burning fossil fuels. A sustainable future depends on recognizing…

  Tagged under: Farming | Fossil Fuels


Nuclear Energy

  2021-04-13 (or before) in Our World in Data

As the world attempts to transition its energy systems away from fossil fuels towards low-carbon sources of energy, we have a range of energy options: renewable energy technologies such as hydropower, wind and solar, but also nuclear power. Nuclear energy and renewable technologies typically emit very little CO2 per unit of energy production, and are also much better than fossil fuels in limiting levels of local air pollution.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Fossil Fuels | Wind Power


Renewable CO2 recycling and synthetic fuel production in a marine environment | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  2021-04-12 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

A massive reduction in CO2 emissions from fossil fuel burning is required to limit the extent of global warming. However, carbon-based liquid fuels...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels


Total's play for Ugandan oil tests the climate commitment of international banks

  2021-03-19 by in Climate Home News

A final investment decision on the East African Crude Oil Pipeline is expected at the end of March, as campaigners urge financial institutions to avoid fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Africa | TotalEnergies | Fossil Fuels


Petro-masculinity: Fossil Fuels and Authoritarian Desire - Cara Daggett, 2018

  2021-03-15 (or before) in Sage Journals

As the planet warms, new authoritarian movements in the West are embracing a toxic combination of climate denial, racism and misogyny. Rather than consider thes...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


'Kern runs on oil': as California confronts climate crisis, one county is ready to drill

  2021-03-12 in The Guardian

Kern county has approved the drilling of thousands of new wells despite opposition from farmers and activists

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought | Fossil Fuels | California


Republicans new favorite study trashes Biden's climate plans – but who's behind it?

  2021-03-09 in The Guardian

Wyoming representative Liz Cheney says the study proves Biden’s policies would destroy state economies. But it has the oil and gas industry’s fingerprints all over it

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels | US Politics


It's unavoidable: we must ban fossil fuels to save our planet. Here's how we do it | Roland Geyer

  2021-03-09 in The Guardian

Twice before, humanity has mitigated severe global environmental threats. In both cases we did this not with ‘cap and trade’ systems, taxes, or offsets, but with bans

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels


The geopolitical fight to come over green energy

  2021-03-05 in Engelsberg Ideas

The struggle for sustainable energy will soon put China, the US and Europe on a geopolitical collision course. But moving away from fossil fuels is a Herculean task, and a greener politics will not transcend tragedy.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | US Politics


With America Back In The Paris Agreement, We Must Be ‘All In’ On Climate

  2021-03-05 (or before) by in Forbes

The only way we will get to net zero by mid century is to implement science-based interim targets based on concrete strategies for moving our economy, society and financial system away from fossil fuels.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


The climate crisis can't be solved by carbon accounting tricks | Simon Lewis

  2021-03-03 in The Guardian

Disaster looms if big finance is allowed to game the carbon offsetting markets to achieve ‘net zero’ emissions, says climate scientist and writer Simon Lewis

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | Finance


Cancel all planned coal projects globally to end ‘deadly addiction’, says UN chief

  2021-03-02 in The Guardian

Call comes at event hosted by UK government, which is under pressure over planned coalmine in Cumbria

  Tagged under: Coal | Fossil Fuels


Fossil fuel cars make 'hundreds of times' more waste than electric cars

  2021-03-01 in The Guardian

Analysis by transport group says battery electric vehicles are superior to their petrol and diesel counterparts

  Tagged under: Batteries | Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Fossil Fuels | Cars


Republicans criticizing Haaland's nomination have ties to fossil fuels

  2021-02-26 in The Guardian

The congresswoman has faced hostile questioning from senators during her confirmation for interior secretary. Some of them are personally invested in fossil fuels

  Tagged under: US Politics | Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels


Australia accused of 'shamefully' holding back global action on climate change

  2021-02-26 in The Guardian

United Nations calls on all countries to have ‘concrete plans to phase out fossil fuels as fast as possible’

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


UK's gas power plans risk derailing climate targets, thinktank says

  2021-02-25 in The Guardian

Household bills also likely to rise if 17 plants proposed are built, according to CarbonTracker report

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


UK councils still invest in fossil fuels despite declaring climate emergency

  2021-02-23 in The Guardian

Nearly £10bn worth of investments including in oil and gas made via pension funds in last financial year

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels


Trinity College Cambridge commits to divest from fossil fuels | Chris Jarvis

  2021-02-22 by Chris Jarvis in Bright Green - Independent media for radical, democratic, green movements

Another victory for the divestment movement

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Human destruction of nature is 'senseless and suicidal', warns UN chief

  2021-02-18 in The Guardian

UN report offers bedrock for hope for broken planet, says António Guterres

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels


Oil firms should disclose carbon output, says BlackRock

  2021-02-17 in The Guardian

World’s biggest investor wants polluting industries to set targets to cut emissions and reach net zero

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Solar panels in Sahara could boost renewable energy but damage the global climate – here's why

  2021-02-14 (or before) by in The Conversation

In a bid to ditch fossil fuels, some countries are considering carpeting deserts with solar panels.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Fossil Fuels


Australia's electric vehicle policy steers us to a future based on fossil fuels. It needs to be dumped | Simon Holmes à Court

  2021-02-08 in The Guardian

Australia is way behind on vehicle electrification, but there are solutions to help us catch up

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Electric Cars | Fossil Fuels | Cars


A 5 Trillion Dollar Subsidy: How We All Pay For Fossil Fuels

  2021-02-06 (or before) by in Forbes

Each year, fossil fuel producers receive trillions of dollars in subsidies. This reflects an epic market failure. Our atmosphere is a vital shared resource, and current policies allow producers to treat it like a garbage dump. Climate action is key to protect our health and the health of the planet.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Economics | Fossil Fuels | Health


How Biden is reversing Trump's assault on the environment

  2021-02-02 in The Guardian

The new president is focusing on seven key areas to reverse a legacy of environmental destruction and climate denialism

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Donald Trump | Fossil Fuels


UK North Sea oil rigs release as much CO2 as coal-fired power station – study

  2021-02-01 in The Guardian

Rigs burn off enough unwanted gas to heat 1m homes, UK regulator said last year

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Fossil Fuels


UN global climate poll: ‘The people’s voice is clear – they want action’

  2021-01-27 in The Guardian

Biggest ever climate change survey finds two-thirds of people think climate change is a global emergency

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Farming | Brazil | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Indonesia


Legal bid to stop UK building Europe's biggest gas power plant fails

  2021-01-21 in The Guardian

Plan has been approved despite environmental objections and criticism over climate leadership

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


American Petroleum Institute Chief Promises to Fight Biden and the Democrats on Drilling, Tax Policy - Inside Climate News

  2021-01-14 in Inside Climate News

It’s a tough time for the nation’s oil and gas industry. Last year was among its least profitable in memory, and companies are bracing themselves for a new president focused on climate change, a Congress controlled by Democrats who increasingly shun their financial support and a world beginning to look past fossil fuels towards a […]

  Tagged under: US Politics | Joe Biden | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Climate crisis: 2020 was joint hottest year ever recorded

  2021-01-08 in The Guardian

Global heating continued unabated despite Covid lockdowns, with record Arctic wildfires and Atlantic tropical storms

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Wildfires | Arctic | Fossil Fuels | El Niño


There’s a simple way to green the economy – and it involves cash prizes for all | Henry D Jacoby

  2021-01-05 in The Guardian

The ‘carbon dividend’ is so elegant that it seems too good to be true, says Henry D Jacoby, of MIT’s joint program on the science and policy of global change

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Stop believing in fairytales: Australia’s coal industry doesn’t employ many people or pay its fair share of tax | Richard Denniss

  2020-12-23 in The Guardian

The evidence to the contrary comes from the Morrison government’s own data

  Tagged under: Coal | Fossil Fuels


'Zero return': government savaged over taxpayer grants to open up new gas basin in Australia

  2020-12-18 in The Guardian

Coalition funding for gas exploration in Northern Territory labelled a costly plan ‘for a climate catastrophe’

  Tagged under: Coal | Fossil Fuels


The Pollution Paradox

  2020-11-24 (or before) in George Monbiot

Dirty industries spend more on politics, keeping us in the fossil age. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 19th January 2017 Make America Wait Again. That’s what Donald Trump’s energy policy amounts to. Stop all the clocks, put the technological revolution on hold, ensure that the transition from fossil fuels to clean power is…

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | US Politics


Burning fossil fuels helped drive Earth’s most massive extinction

  2020-11-20 in Deccan Herald

Paleontologists call it the Permian-Triassic mass extinction, but it has another name: “the Great Dying.” It happened about 252 million years ago, and, over the course of just tens of thousands of years, 96% of all life in the oceans and, perhaps, roughly 70% of all land life vanished forever. The smoking gun was ancient volcanism in what is today Siberia, where volcanoes disgorged enough magma and lava over about a million years to cover an amount of land equivalent to a third or even half of the surface area of the United States.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fossil Fuels | Russia


The key areas of Boris Johnson's 'green industrial revolution'

  2020-11-17 in The Guardian

How can the objectives of the 10-point plan be achieved?

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Wind Power | Trees


Publications - Climate Change Reconsidered II: Fossil Fuels - Summary for Policymakers

  2020-11-10 (or before) in The Heartland Institute - To discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Revealed: Covid recovery plans threaten global climate hopes

  2020-11-09 in The Guardian

Exclusive: analysis finds countries pouring money into fossil fuels to fight recession

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels | US Politics


Exxon Spends Millions on Facebook To Keep the Fossil Fuel Industry Alive

  2020-10-22 (or before) in In These Times

Aided by a right-wing political consulting firm, the company is rallying supporters to fight for oil and gas interests at every level of government.

  Tagged under: Exxon | Fracking | Fossil Fuels


Rowan Williams urges UK universities to divest from fossil fuels

  2020-10-17 in The Guardian

Former archbishop says oil firm holdings not compatible with duty to next generation

  Tagged under: Activism | Fossil Fuels


Democrats Fight Rule Making It Harder to Avoid Investing in Fossil Fuels

  2020-10-11 (or before) in Cheddar News

Democratic lawmakers are speaking out against a proposed Labor Department rule that they argue would make it harder for retirement funds to consider important environmental factors when making investment decisions.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Retirement Plans Push Back on Trump Rule Limiting Fossil Fuel Divestments

  2020-10-11 (or before) in Cheddar News

The new rule would tweak the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), which regulates the fiduciary duties of private plan managers.

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Defund Fossil Fuels and Stop Funding the Climate Crisis

  2020-10-05 (or before) in Stop the Money Pipeline

Join the movement to demands the funders and financiers of fossil fuels divest and re-invest in a clean energy future.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


First new deep coalmine in UK for 30 years gets go ahead

  2020-10-02 in The Guardian

Planning permission granted to Cumbria project that will extract 2.7m tonnes of coal per year

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Fossil Fuels


Top Law Firms Called Out for Serving Fossil Fuel Industry Clients in New Climate 'Scorecard'

  2020-10-01 by in DeSmog

With lawsuits against major fossil fuel producers over climate damages on the rise, a new report and initiative examines how prestigious law firms are enabling climate breakdown. The student-led initiative, Law Students for Climate Accountability, calls for holding the legal industry accountable for profiting from work defending and lobbying for fossil fuel clients as the world […]

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Emissions goals impossible without plastic reduction, think tank warns

  2020-09-21 in Business Green

Overseas Development Institute warns fossil fuel emissions from plastic will rise three-fold by 2050 unless current trends are addressed

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Investors that manage US$47tn demand world’s biggest polluters back plan for net-zero emissions

  2020-09-14 in The Guardian

Climate Action 100+ group put 161 fossil fuel, mining, transport and other big-emitting companies on notice in latest campaign by shareholders

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


'War on plastic' could strand oil industry's £300bn investment

  2020-09-04 in The Guardian

Major oil firms plan to grow plastic supply to counter impact of shift against fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Groups pressure Biden to exclude fossil fuel execs from team

  2020-09-01 by in The Hill

More than 100 climate and advocacy groups are asking Joe Biden's presidential campaign to commit to blocking fossil fuel representatives from its transition team or administration should the former vice president wi

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


UN secretary general urges India to swiftly turn away from coal

  2020-08-28 in The Guardian

António Guterres tells country to stop building coal-fired power stations for sake of climate

  Tagged under: India | Coal | Fossil Fuels


Insurance giant Suncorp to end coverage and finance for oil and gas industry

  2020-08-21 in The Guardian

Suncorp’s decision to pull out of industry by 2025 puts it at odds with government push for gas-led recovery

  Tagged under: Insurance | Fossil Fuels | Finance


Revealed: how the gas industry is waging war against climate action

  2020-08-20 in The Guardian

In a nationwide blitz, gas companies and their allies fight climate efforts that they consider an existential threat to their business

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Trump in final push to open up Alaska's Arctic refuge to oil and gas drilling

  2020-08-17 in The Guardian

Interior department to reportedly auction leases before year’s end as critics condemn plan to drill in America’s ‘last great wilderness’

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Arctic | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels | Alaska


Tessa Khan: ‘Litigation is a powerful tool in the environmental crisis’

  2020-08-16 in The Guardian

When a court in the Netherlands ruled its government’s actions unlawful, it inspired others to hold big polluters to account

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Litigation


Air pollution is much worse than we thought

  2020-08-12 by David Roberts in Vox

Ditching fossil fuels would pay for itself through clean air alone.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Big oil remembers 'friend' Trump with millions in campaign funds

  2020-08-09 in The Guardian

Donations to support the president’s re-election have flooded in from a fossil fuel industry that has enjoyed three years of energy deregulation and tax cuts

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Fossil Fuels | US Politics


India plans to fell ancient forest to create 40 new coalfields

  2020-08-08 in The Guardian

Narendra Modi’s dream of a ‘self-reliant India’ comes at a terrible price for its indigenous population

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels | Trees


Methane rises to highest level on record

  2020-07-14 in The Guardian

Livestock farming and fossil fuels are main causes of rise in gas, which is 28 times more powerful than CO2 at trapping heat

  Tagged under: Farming | Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Fracking | Fossil Fuels


Judge suspends Dakota Access pipeline over environmental concerns

  2020-07-06 in The Guardian

US district judge sides with Standing Rock Sioux tribe and says more extensive environmental review is required

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Britain goes coal free as renewables edge out fossil fuels - BBC News

  2020-06-09 (or before) in The BBC

On Wednesday, Britain will mark two months without burning any coal to generate power.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Coal | Fossil Fuels


UC becomes nation's largest university to divest fully from fossil fuels

  2020-05-19 in Los Angeles Times

The University of California has fully divested from all fossil fuels, the nation's largest university to do so as pressure grows at Harvard, Stanford and other campuses to join the fight against climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | California


The end of plastic? New plant-based bottles will degrade in a year

  2020-05-16 in The Guardian

Carlsberg and Coca-Cola back pioneering project to make ‘all-plant’ drinks bottles

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Former Archbishop of Canterbury urges churches to reduce ‘lethal dependence’ on fossil fuels - Premier Christian News | Headlines, Breaking News, Comment & Analysis

  2020-05-15 (or before) in Premier Christian News | Headlines, Breaking News, Comment & Analysis

The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, has spoken of the responsibility of churches to fight climate change, following a new report. Christian

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Big Oil's Climate Plans Don't Meet the Paris Agreement

  2020-05-13 (or before) in Earther | Gizmodo

Climate action plans are all the rage for polluting companies. Last month, Shell pledged to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. It’s just the latest example: Other oil giants have recently made similar pledges as well. These pronouncements use pseudo-inspirational marketing speak, promising to “leverage” their…

  Tagged under: Shell | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


US fossil fuel giants set for a coronavirus bailout bonanza

  2020-05-12 in The Guardian

Exclusive: oil, coal and fracking companies in line to benefit from $750bn bond scheme

  Tagged under: Coal | Fracking | Fossil Fuels


Republican Congress members upset banks dropping support for fossil fuels

  2020-05-12 (or before) in Ars Technica

A letter to the president ignores the fact that wind and solar employ people, too.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | US Politics | Fossil Fuels | Wind Power


Fossil fuel firms linked to Trump get millions in coronavirus small business aid

  2020-05-01 in The Guardian

Revealed: Oil and mining firms – some with ties to Trump officials – taking advantage of funding, review shows

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Fossil Fuels


Covid-19 crisis will wipe out demand for fossil fuels, says IEA

  2020-04-30 in The Guardian

Renewable electricity may be only source to withstand biggest shock in 70 years

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Fossil Fuels | Electricity


Scientific advice recommending ban on fracking in Lake Eyre basin kept secret and ignored

  2020-04-29 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Queensland government blocked report’s public release after granting gas companies new exploration rights

  Tagged under: Rivers | Fracking | Fossil Fuels


Don't bail out fossil fuels. Buy them out instead | Opinion

  2020-04-26 (or before) in Newsweek

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


BlackRock to advise EU on environmental rules for banks

  2020-04-12 in The Guardian

Campaigners raise concerns over investor’s financial interests in fossil fuel companies

  Tagged under: Coal | European Union | Fossil Fuels


Connecticut Insurance Companies Invest $247 Billion in Fossil Fuels According to Report — INSURE OUR FUTURE — end fossil insurance

  2020-04-09 (or before) in Insure Our Future - end fossil insurance

Connecticut Citizen Action Group, Sierra Club Connecticut, and 10 other Connecticut organizations, released “Connecticut Insurers: Ensuring the Climate Crisis.” The report spells out how the Connecticut insurance industry is ensuring climate change by continuing to underwrite fossil fuel projects and invest in fossil fuels.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Insurance | Fossil Fuels


Don’t believe the hype – electric cars are not the saviours of humanity | The Independent | The Independent

  2020-04-05 (or before) in The Independent

Buying just one electric car would produce more carbon dioxide than 15 and a half years of electricity usage for the average UK family home, writes Donnachadh McCarthy

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Electric Cars | Fossil Fuels | Cars | Electricity


Will the coronavirus kill the oil industry and help save the climate?

  2020-04-01 in The Guardian

Analysts say the coronavirus and a savage price war means the oil and gas sector will never be the same again

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


We need health warning labels on points of sale of fossil fuels - The BMJ

  2020-03-30 in BMJ Blogs

Mike Gill and colleagues explain how the implementation of fossil fuel labelling could have a significant impact on the awareness of climate change. This article is part of The BMJ’s Health [...]More...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Health


Heating without the hot air: Principles for smart heat electrification

  2020-03-18 (or before) in Regulatory Assistance Project

Heating in buildings is responsible for almost one‑third of total EU energy demand, and around 75% of heat is still produced by burning fossil fuels. The

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Pope urges politicians to take 'drastic measures' on climate change | Reuters

  2020-03-10 (or before) in Reuters

Pope Francis challenged governments on Sunday to take "drastic measures" to combat global warming and reduce the use of fossil fuels, saying the world was experiencing a climate emergency.

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Climate Change | Africa | Forest Fires | Fossil Fuels | Pope Francis | Finance


History’s Largest Mining Operation Is About to Begin

  2020-03-09 (or before) by in The Atlantic

It’s underwater—and the consequences are unimaginable.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Minerals | Papua New Guinea | Fossil Fuels | Namibia | Water Resources


The Current Global Warming Trend Is Directly Related To Human Emissions Of Greenhouse Gases

  2020-03-06 (or before) by in Forbes

Atmospheric CO2 concentrations have reached 414 ppm because humans are emitting 36.6 gigatons of CO2 a year.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


The government must abandon its fossil fuel power projects. If not, we’ll sue | George Monbiot

  2020-03-04 in The Guardian

The Heathrow judgment was a watershed. Now we must target other projects that put profit before life on Earth, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Inside the Fossil-Fuel Industry’s Plan to Profit From Climate Change

  2020-03-03 by in New York Magazine

I went to one of Shell’s private meetings and took notes.

  Tagged under: Shell | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Plan to drain Congo peat bog for oil could release vast amount of carbon

  2020-02-28 in The Guardian

Oil exploration in one of the greatest carbon sinks on the planet could release greenhouse gases equivalent to Japan’s annual emissions

  Tagged under: Congo | Greenhouse Gases | Africa | Fossil Fuels


Oil and gas industry rewards US lawmakers who oppose environmental protections – study

  2020-02-24 in The Guardian

Companies spent $84m on congressional campaigns in 2018, analysis of votes and political contributions shows

  Tagged under: US Politics | Fossil Fuels


EU accused of climate crisis hypocrisy after backing 32 gas projects

  2020-02-12 in The Guardian

MEPs support €29bn schemes, ‘locking Europe into burning fossil fuels for generations’

  Tagged under: European Union | Fossil Fuels


When it comes to climate hypocrisy, Canada's leaders have reached a new low | Bill McKibben

  2020-02-05 in The Guardian

A territory that has 0.5% of the Earth’s population plans to use up nearly a thid of the planet’s remaining carbon budget

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


UK sued for approving Europe’s biggest gas power station

  2020-01-30 in The Guardian

Business secretary Andrea Leadsom overruled climate objections of government’s own planning authority

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Guardian to ban advertising from fossil fuel firms

  2020-01-29 in The Guardian

Move follows efforts to reduce carbon footprint and increase reporting on climate crisis

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


‘Hypocrisy’: 90% of UK-Africa summit’s energy deals were in fossil fuels

  2020-01-24 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Almost £2bn went to oil and gas despite a UK pledge to support cleaner energy in African countries

  Tagged under: Africa | Fossil Fuels


The New Moral Case for Fossil Fuels by Alex Epstein

  2020-01-24 (or before) in YouTube

For the last five years, Alex Epstein's 2014 New York Times bestseller, The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, has been one of the most important books in the worl...

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Climate Change | Capitalism | Fossil Fuels


Social tipping dynamics for stabilizing Earth’s climate by 2050

  2020-01-22 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

Achieving a rapid global decarbonization to stabilize the climate critically depends on activating contagious and fast-spreading processes of social and technological change within the next few years. Drawing on expert elicitation, an expert workshop, and a review of literature, which provides a comprehensive analysis on this topic, we propose concrete interventions to induce positive social tipping dynamics and a rapid global transformation to carbon-neutral societies. These social tipping interventions comprise removing fossil-fuel subsidies and incentivizing decentralized energy generation, building carbon-neutral cities, div...

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Tipping Points


The Reason Fossil Fuel Companies Are Finally Reckoning with Climate Change

  2020-01-16 (or before) in TIME Magazine

Protesters have swarmed Shell's headquarters in recent years

  Tagged under: Shell | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Vanguard refuses to sign up to climate crisis commitment

  2020-01-13 in The Guardian

US asset manager that built up fossil fuel portfolio fails to join rivals in engaging with climate

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Greta Thunberg tells world leaders to end fossil fuel ‘madness’

  2020-01-10 in The Guardian

Failure to end investment ‘would be a betrayal against life itself’, say climate activists

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Fossil Fuels


Banking on Climate Change 2019 - Banking on Climate Chaos

  2020-01-10 (or before) in Rainforest Action Network

Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card 2019 - The tenth annual fossil fuel finance report card grades banks on their fossil fuel-related policy commitments and calculates their financing for fossil fuels since the Paris Agreement.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Finance


Greta Thunberg: At Davos we will tell world leaders to abandon the fossil fuel economy

  2020-01-10 in The Guardian

Averting catastrophe would be the best business decision to emerge from the economic forum in its 50 years of existence, says climate activist Greta Thunberg and others

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Fossil Fuels


Dirty Power: Big Coal’s network of influence over the coalition government

  2020-01-09 (or before) in YouTube

Find out more: https://act.greenpeace.org.au/dirtypowerWe’ve uncovered the web of connections between the world’s biggest coal giants, industry groups, lobby...

  Tagged under: Coal | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Greenpeace


Renewables beat fossil fuels on 137 days in greenest year for UK energy

  2020-01-07 in The Guardian

Renewable energy up 9% on 2018 but nuclear outages are limiting progress, report warns

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Nuclear Power | Coal | Wind Power | Fossil Fuels


Firms must justify investment in fossil fuels, warns Mark Carney

  2019-12-30 in The Guardian

Outgoing Bank of England governor says financial sector cutting back too slowly on investing in oil

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Australia took a match to UN climate talks while back home the country burned | Julie-Anne Richards

  2019-12-16 in The Guardian

The gleeful coal lobby stalked the Madrid COP25 meeting halls as the Morrison government threw out compassion and international citizenship

  Tagged under: Bushfires | Coal | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Carbon dioxide emissions continue to grow amidst slowly emerging climate policies - Nature Climate Change

  2019-12-05 (or before) in Nature

A failure to recognize the factors behind continued emissions growth could limit the world’s ability to shift to a pathway consistent with 1.5 °C or 2 °C of global warming. Continued support for low-carbon technologies needs to be combined with policies directed at phasing out the use of fossil fuels.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


'Black wall' of redacted pages as UK fracking report finally released

  2019-12-02 in The Guardian

People will wonder why there is so much the government wants to conceal, says Greenpeace

  Tagged under: Fracking | Fossil Fuels | Greenpeace


Why We Strike Again | by Greta Thunberg, Luisa Neubauer and Angela Valenzuela - Project Syndicate

  2019-11-29 by Greta Thunberg, Luisa Neubauer and Angela Valenzuela in Project Syndicate

Greta Thunberg, Luisa Neubauer and Angela Valenzuela vow to do whatever it takes to push world leaders to act, beginning at the UN conference in Madrid.

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Health


Students accuse Cambridge university of 'greenwashing' ties with oil firms

  2019-11-23 in The Guardian

Activists call Cambridge Zero initiative a ‘PR stunt to divert attention from links to fossil fuel industry’

  Tagged under: Activism | Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Geoengineering


Fossil fuel production on track for double the safe climate limit

  2019-11-20 in The Guardian

‘We’re in a deep hole over the climate crisis and we need to stop digging,’ warn experts

  Tagged under: Coal | Fossil Fuels


Methane emissions from coalmines could stoke climate crisis – study

  2019-11-15 in The Guardian

Millions of tonnes belched into atmosphere as bad as shipping and aviation emissions combined, researchers find

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Coal | Fossil Fuels


Climate change: do more now or risk catastrophe, warns energy agency

  2019-11-13 in The Guardian

IEA says deep disparity between words and action on climate change risks failing to cap global temperatures

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Wind Power


Don’t Call Me a Pessimist on Climate Change. I Am a Realist

  2019-11-12 in resilience

Carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels is the greatest waste by weight produced by industrial economies. Climate change is a waste management problem!

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Climate change deniers’ new battle front attacked

  2019-11-09 in The Guardian

‘Pernicious’ campaign is unfair on well-meaning people who want to help – expert

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Elected Officials, Community Groups Tell Fire Insurers to Ditch Fossil Fuels in Wake of Rate Hikes and Non-Renewals — INSURE OUR FUTURE — end fossil insurance

  2019-11-09 (or before) in Insure Our Future - end fossil insurance

Amidst ongoing wildfires and massive insurance rate hikes and policy non-renewals across California, 44 groups, businesses, and elected representatives released a letter to the three biggest fire insurers in California to stop fueling the climate crisis, which is creating the conditions for longer wildfire seasons and more destructive fires.

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Insurance | Fossil Fuels | California


Twitter political ad ban could silence climate activists, warns Warren

  2019-11-06 in The Guardian

US presidential hopeful says fossil fuel firms will be free to promote themselves while critics are barred

  Tagged under: Activism | Fossil Fuels | US Politics


Cambridge accepts £6m Shell donation for oil extraction research

  2019-11-05 in The Guardian

Cambridge Zero Carbon says university has been ‘hijacked’ by fossil fuel industry

  Tagged under: Shell | Fossil Fuels


Government under fire for approval of new coalmine in Cumbria

  2019-11-03 in The Guardian

Decision coincides with net-zero emissions review and is branded ‘backwards step’

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Why We Need to Keep 80 Percent of Fossil Fuels in the Ground - YES! Magazine

  2019-10-30 (or before) in YES! Magazine

Life depends on it. Bill McKibben on the big changes we’ve already made in remarkably short order.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Why We Need to Keep 80 Percent of Fossil Fuels in the Ground - YES! Magazine

  2019-10-30 (or before) in YES! Magazine

Life depends on it. Bill McKibben on the big changes we’ve already made in remarkably short order.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Half a century of dither and denial – a climate crisis timeline

  2019-10-26 (or before) by in The Guardian

Fossil fuel companies have been aware of their impact on the planet since at least the 1950s

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Fossil fuel big five 'spent €251m lobbying EU' since 2010

  2019-10-24 by Sandra Laville in The Guardian

Report comes amid calls for set up of firewall to protect politics from industry influence

  Tagged under: BP | Lobbying | European Union | Oil Industry | Shell | Exxon | Chevron | Fossil Fuels


Plan for fracking 'years behind schedule' and has cost taxpayer £32m

  2019-10-23 in The Guardian

Spending watchdog finds that only three wells have been dug, despite aim to have 20 by 2020

  Tagged under: Fracking | Fossil Fuels


UK to use finance meant for green energy to support fracking in Argentina

  2019-10-22 in The Guardian

Documents show government’s £1bn commitment in 2017 later prioritised support of major oil companies

  Tagged under: Argentina | Renewable Energy | BP | Shell | Fracking | Fossil Fuels | Finance


UK firm announces plans for first 'liquid to gas' cryogenic battery

  2019-10-21 in The Guardian

Highview Power claims device will be Europe’s largest energy storage project

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Batteries | Fossil Fuels


Leading Australian engineers turn their backs on new fossil fuel projects

  2019-10-20 in The Guardian

The Engineers Declare movement pledges to put climate considerations first in evaluating plans

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Rise of renewables may see off oil firms decades earlier than they think

  2019-10-14 by Jillian Ambrose in The Guardian

Pace of progress raises hope that fossil fuel companies could lose their domination

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Oil Industry | Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Wind Power | Fossil Fuels


Analysis: UK renewables generate more electricity than fossil fuels for first time - Carbon Brief

  2019-10-13 in Carbon Brief

In the third quarter of 2019, the UK’s windfarms, solar panels, biomass and hydro plants generated more electricity than coal, oil and gas put together.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | UK | Renewable Energy | Coal | Solar Energy | Wind Power | Electricity


Top investment banks provide billions to expand fossil fuel industry

  2019-10-13 in The Guardian

Exclusive: analysis reveals lenders provided $700bn to expand sector since Paris climate pact

  Tagged under: Fracking | Fossil Fuels


Divestment works – and one huge bank can lead the way | Bill McKibben

  2019-10-13 in The Guardian

On the 15 October, the board of the EU’s European Investment Bank meets to decide its policy on fossil fuels, says Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Firms ignoring climate crisis will go bankrupt, says Mark Carney

  2019-10-13 in The Guardian

Bank of England governor warns of financial collapse linked to climate emergency

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Economics | Fossil Fuels | Collapse


World's top three asset managers oversee $300bn fossil fuel investments

  2019-10-12 in The Guardian

Data reveals crucial role of BlackRock, State Street and Vanguard in climate crisis

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Political polarisation over climate crisis has surged under Trump

  2019-10-11 in The Guardian

Revealed: divide exacerbated by fossil fuel industry’s record contribution to Republicans

  Tagged under: US Politics | Donald Trump | Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels


Oil firms to pour extra 7m barrels per day into markets, data shows

  2019-10-10 in The Guardian

Projected production surge in next 12 years to be led by Shell despite climate crisis

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Chevron | Fracking | Fossil Fuels | Saudi Arabia | Aramco


‘Inspirational': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez applauds mayors’ Global Green New Deal

  2019-10-09 in The Guardian

Mayors of more than 90 of the world’s biggest cities voice support for bold proposal to fight climate change as they lambast ‘failed’ UN climate summit

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Revealed: the 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions

  2019-10-09 in The Guardian

New data shows how fossil fuel companies have driven climate crisis despite industry knowing dangers

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Africa | Chevron | Fossil Fuels | Middle East | Saudi Arabia | Aramco


Swedish newspaper stops taking adverts from fossil fuel firms

  2019-09-26 in The Guardian

Dagens ETC says ban is crucial for its credibility and urges other media to follow suit

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Countries must triple climate emission cut targets to limit global heating to 2C

  2019-09-22 in The Guardian

United in Science report ahead of UN summit says climate is changing faster than forecast, and current plans would lead to ‘catastrophic’ global temperature rise

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Fossil Fuels


The climate crisis explained in 10 charts

  2019-09-19 in The Guardian

From the rise and rise of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to possible solutions

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Arctic | Greenhouse Gases | Antarctic | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels


Greta Thunberg: ‘We are ignoring natural climate solutions’

  2019-09-19 in The Guardian

Film by Swedish activist and Guardian journalist George Monbiot says nature must be used to repair broken climate

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Greta Thunberg | Activism | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Trees


Government's shift to relax shale gas fracking safeguards condemned

  2019-08-15 in The Guardian

Environment groups fear possibly ‘weakened’ earthquake risk rules after report on Cuadrilla drilling

  Tagged under: Activism | Fracking | Fossil Fuels | Greenpeace


'Coal is over': the miners rooting for the Green New Deal

  2019-08-12 in The Guardian

An area desperately in need of an economic transformation looks to new promise after Trump’s prove empty

  Tagged under: Coal | Fossil Fuels | US Politics


How the world’s dirtiest industries have learned to pollute our politics | George Monbiot

  2019-08-07 in The Guardian

The fossil-fuel lobby is threatened by public concern over the climate crisis. So it’s buying influence, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Just 10% of fossil fuel subsidy cash 'could pay for green transition'

  2019-08-01 in The Guardian

Redirecting small portion of subsidies would unleash clean energy revolution, says report

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Coal | Fossil Fuels


BlackRock lost $90bn investing in fossil fuel companies, report finds

  2019-07-31 in The Guardian

World’s biggest fund manager urged to invest in clean energy for good of the climate and its investors

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Rhode Island Judge Ignores 'Huge Benefits' of Fossil Fuels - EID Climate – A Project of IPAA

  2019-07-26 in EID Climate – A Project of IPAA

Compared to his peers who have judged similar climate litigation cases across the country, Judge Smith’s ruling was uncommon.   

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Litigation


'Biggest compliment yet': Greta Thunberg welcomes oil chief's 'greatest threat' label

  2019-07-05 in The Guardian

Activists say comments by Opec head prove world opinion is turning against fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Extreme Weather | Fossil Fuels


Trump to claim US is environmental leader in spite of ripping up protections

  2019-07-03 in The Guardian

Exclusive: On Monday president will likely tout America’s clean air and water, even though he’s rescinded rules to cut pollution

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Fossil Fuels | US Politics


Trump ditches sole climate rule that aimed to reduce coal plant pollution

  2019-06-19 in The Guardian

Administration to roll back Obama-era Clean Power Plan as experts say move shows Trump’s ‘determination to avoid action to address climate change’

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Coal | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Barack Obama


Ireland to unveil bold plan to tackle climate emergency

  2019-06-17 in The Guardian

Varadkar reveals ideas to curb greenhouse gases and move towards net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


White House physicist sought aid of rightwing thinktank to challenge climate science

  2019-06-14 in The Guardian

William Happer contacted Heartland Institute, one of the most prominent groups to dispute that fossil fuels cause global heating

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Fossil Fuels | US Politics


Carbon emissions from energy industry rise at fastest rate since 2011

  2019-06-11 in The Guardian

BP report reveals swings in global temperatures are increasing the use of fossil fuels

  Tagged under: BP | Fossil Fuels


Ex-BP boss John Browne: ‘It’s going to take a long time to take oil and coal out of the energy system’

  2019-06-08 in The Guardian

The energy executive talks about fracking, Huawei and Greta Thunberg

  Tagged under: BP | Greta Thunberg | Coal | Fracking | Fossil Fuels


Latest data shows steep rises in CO2 for seventh year

  2019-06-04 in The Guardian

Readings from Hawaii observatory bring threshold of 450ppm closer sooner than had been anticipated

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels


US energy department rebrands fossil fuels as 'molecules of freedom'

  2019-05-29 in The Guardian

Press release from department said increasing export capacity is ‘critical to spreading freedom gas throughout the world’

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Climate change communicators’ carbon footprints affect their audience’s policy support - Climatic Change

  2019-05-24 in Springer Verlag

Global warming is caused mainly by CO2 emission from burning fossil fuels and is beginning to have large negative impacts on human well-being and ecosystems (IPCC 2014; IPCC 2018). Policies that mitigate CO2 emissions will require public support. Here, we examine how support for several possible decarbonization policies varies as a function of the personal carbon footprint of a researcher who advocates the policy. We find that people are more likely to support policies if the advocate for these policies has a low carbon footprint. Replicating our prior work, we find that the communicators’ carbon footprint massively affect...

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Climate Change Impacts


‘This report will change your life’: what zero emissions means for UK

  2019-05-01 in The Guardian

Committee on Climate Change sets out how UK can reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Fracking tsar quits after six months and blames eco activists

  2019-04-27 in The Guardian

Natascha Engel says developing the industry would be ‘an impossible task’

  Tagged under: Activism | Fracking | Fossil Fuels


Greta Thunberg condemns UK's climate stance in speech to MPs

  2019-04-23 in The Guardian

Teenager who sparked global youth movement hits out at airport expansion and support for fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Greta Thunberg | Fossil Fuels


We are not yet doomed: the carbon cutters determined to save the world

  2019-04-18 in The Guardian

An orchestra, a village, an entire country: the movement to rein in greenhouse gas emissions is growing

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels


Barclays funds climate breakdown. We are determined to make it stop | Seema Syeda

  2019-03-30 in The Guardian

The bank is a huge backer of the fossil fuel industry and attendant climate catastrophe. Direct action is vital, says Momentum activist Seema Syeda

  Tagged under: Activism | Fossil Fuels


Global coal use up as greenhouse gas emissions rise

  2019-03-26 in The Guardian

Younger coal-fired power plants in Asia account for increase, says energy agency

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Fossil Fuels


Banks Funneled $1.9 Trillion Into Fossil Fuels Since Paris Agreement

  2019-03-22 in Cleantech News — #1 In EV, Solar, Wind, Tesla News

A new report published this week shows that 33 global banks provided $1.9 trillion to fossil fuel companies since the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement at the end of 2015 and that the amount of fossil fuel financing has increased in each of the past two years. 

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Top oil firms spending millions lobbying to block climate change policies, says report

  2019-03-22 in The Guardian

Ad campaigns hide investment in a huge expansion of oil and gas extraction, says InfluenceMap

  Tagged under: BP | Exxon | Climate Change | Chevron | Fossil Fuels


Deep coal mine gets go ahead in Cumbria despite protests

  2019-03-19 in The Guardian

Environmental campaigners say backing for Woodhouse colliery cannot be justified

  Tagged under: Coal | Fossil Fuels


Revealed: Glencore bankrolled covert campaign to prop up coal

  2019-03-06 in The Guardian

The mining company engaged Sir Lynton Crosby’s firm to push anti-renewables message and counter anti-coal activists

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Coal | Fossil Fuels | Activism


UK's initial progress on carbon cutting starts to slow

  2019-03-04 in The Guardian

Emissions fell for sixth year running in 2018, but reductions margins have shrunk

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Fossil Fuels


Immediate fossil fuel phaseout could arrest climate change – study

  2019-01-15 in The Guardian

Scientists say it may still technically be possible to limit warming to 1.5C if drastic action is taken now

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Protesters disrupt US panel's fossil fuels pitch at climate talks

  2018-12-10 in The Guardian

Official event praising coal, oil and gas met with laughter and chants of ‘shame on you’

  Tagged under: Coal | Fossil Fuels | US Politics


Save millions of lives by tackling climate change, says WHO

  2018-12-05 in The Guardian

Global warming and fossil fuel pollution is already killing many, with the cost of action far lower than the benefits, UN climate summit told

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Health


The Guardian view on climate change: too much, too soon | Editorial

  2018-12-05 in The Guardian

Editorial: We are losing the war against climate change; the use of fossil fuels is driving higher carbon emissions when they need to be coming down

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Bolsonaro | Arctic | Coal | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Policies of China, Russia and Canada threaten 5C climate change, study finds

  2018-11-16 by Jonathan Watts in The Guardian

Ranking of countries’ goals shows even EU on course for more than double safe level of warming

  Tagged under: China | Canada | Russia | Global Warming | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


New UK gas power station 'would breach climate commitments'

  2018-11-11 in The Guardian

Environmental law group submits objection over proposed 3.6GW Drax plant

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Could carbon-capture technology be a silver bullet to stop climate change?

  2018-10-17 in The Guardian

Few companies specialize in carbon removal and the tools they produce are currently still expensive

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Top climate scientist blasts UK’s fracking plans as 'aping Trump’

  2018-10-13 in The Guardian

James Hansen, ‘father of climate science’, accuses Britain of ignoring evidence

  Tagged under: Fracking | Fossil Fuels


Fossil fuel dependence poses 'direct existential threat', warns UN chief

  2018-09-11 in The Guardian

A rapid global shift to clean energy is needed to prevent runaway climate change, says António Guterres

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


France bans fracking and oil extraction in all of its territories

  2017-12-20 in The Guardian

French parliamentarians have passed a law banning fossil fuel extraction. President Macron says he wants France to lead the world with switch to renewables

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | France | Fracking | Fossil Fuels


Koch brothers launch new misinformation campaign against electric cars

  2017-06-27 by in Electrek

Koch brothers launch misinformation campaign against EVs

  Tagged under: Disinformation and Misinformation | Electric Cars | EVs | Fossil Fuels | Cars


Dakota Access Pipeline Builder Spends Millions To Influence Elections - PopularResistance.Org

  2016-09-09 in PopularResistance.Org

By Kit O'Connell for Mint Press News - AUSTIN, Texas — The corporation behind the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline also operates its own political action committee that has a record of donating to the campaigns of candidates who support the company’s pro-corporate, pro-fossil fuels agenda in Congress. However, the political war chest of the Energy Transfer Partners PAC amounts to pennies compared to the wealth of Kelcy Warren, the chairman and CEO, who has spent millions becoming one of the most politically powerful oil tycoons in Texas.

  Tagged under: US Politics | Texas | Fossil Fuels


World's largest carbon producers face landmark human rights case

  2016-07-27 in The Guardian

Filipino government body gives 47 ‘carbon majors’ 45 days to respond to allegations of human rights violations resulting from climate change

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Greenpeace | Activism


Keep fossil fuels in the ground to stop climate change | George Monbiot

  2015-03-10 in The Guardian

George Monbiot: Once coal, oil and gas are produced, they will be used. And yet, after 23 years of UN negotiations there have been almost no steps taken to stop the production – rather than the use of – fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Engaging with oil companies on climate change is futile, admits leading UK environmentalist

  2015-01-15 in The Guardian

After years working on sustainability projects with BP and Shell, Jonathon Porritt says he came to the conclusion it was ‘impossible’ for today’s oil and gas companies to adapt to the need to exit fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | BP | Shell | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Sustainability


Leave fossil fuels buried to prevent climate change, study urges

  2015-01-07 in The Guardian

New research is first to identify which reserves must not be burned to keep global temperature rise under 2C, including over 90% of US and Australian coal and almost all Canadian tar sands

  Tagged under: Coal | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


We fought apartheid. Now climate change is our global enemy | Desmond Tutu

  2014-09-20 in The Guardian

On the eve of the UN Climate Summit, Desmond Tutu argues that tactics used against firms who did business with South Africa must now be applied to fossil fuels to prevent human suffering

  Tagged under: South Africa | Africa | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Water shortages may make fracking impractical, industry says

  2013-11-27 in The Guardian

Quantities required for the fracking process may make it problematic in areas of the UK where resources are scarce

  Tagged under: Fracking | Fossil Fuels | Water Resources


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Deccan Herald
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DocumentCloud
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Earther | Gizmodo
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Energy and Policy Institute - Watchdog exposing the attacks on renewable energy and countering misinformation by fossil fuel interests
Energy Live News
Energy Monitor
Engelsberg Ideas
Extinction Rebellion UK
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Financial Times
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George Monbiot
Gizmodo | The Future Is Here
GlobalEcoGuy.org
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Grist.org: Climate. Justice. Solutions.
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Herald Scotland
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Inside Climate News
Insure Our Future - end fossil insurance
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KCRW 89.9FM
kerrang.com
Kevin Hester
Legal Planet - Environmental Law and Policy
LINGO - Leave it in the ground
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March to End Fossil Fuels
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Project Syndicate
PRRI
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Real Media - The News You Don't See
Regulatory Assistance Project
Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy
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Royal Society Fossil Fuels Letter – An open letter from UK academics to the Royal Society, 2023
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