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Mar 20 2023
U.N. doomsday report warns of ‘climate time-bomb’ unless globe ditches fossil fuels
The world is approaching a point of no return to combat climate change and prevent irreversible damage caused by global warming, a report released Monday by the United Nations concludes.
The warning from the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is reminiscent of past doomsday rhetoric calling for immediate and extreme action that often draws skepticism from critics over theWashington Times
Feb 15 2023
Montana, oil groups challenge Portland's fossil fuel terminal ban
(Reuters) - The state of Montana and regional fossil fuel industry groups have sued Portland, Oregon, over its ban on building new bulk fossil fuel storage facilities, arguing the city’s prohibition is discriminatory and will cause costly fuel shortages. The lawsuit, filed in Portland federal court on Tuesday seeks to stop the city from enforcing policies the plaintiffs, including the WesternReuters
Dec 28 2022
Electric Cars Are Good, but We Still Need Fossil Fuels
Politicians praise electric cars. If everyone buys them, they say, solar and wind power will replace our need for oil.
But that's absurd.
Here is the rest of my list of "inconvenient facts" about electric cars.
"The future of the auto industry is electric," says President Joe Biden. He assumes a vast improvement in batteries. Better batteries are crucial because both powerJohn Stossel
Nov 20 2022
COP27: Climate costs deal struck but no fossil fuel progress
A historic deal has been struck at the UN's COP27 summit that will see rich nations pay poorer countries for the damage and economic losses caused by climate change.
It ends almost 30 years of waiting by nations facing huge climate impacts.
But developed nations left dissatisfied over progress on cutting fossil fuels.
"A clear commitment to phase-out all fossil fuels? NotBBC News
Sep 20 2022
United Nations chief calls for fossil fuel windfall tax
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged world leaders to increase taxes on coal, oil, and natural gas companies in order to mitigate the cost of climate change and provide relief from inflation.
“Today, I am calling on all developed economies to tax the windfall profits of fossil fuel companies,” Guterres said Tuesday. “Those funds should be redirected in two ways: toWashington Examiner
Sep 08 2022
More people now work in clean energy than in fossil fuels
Nearly 40 million people worldwide work in jobs related to clean energy, according to a Sept. 8 report from the International Energy Agency. That number represents 56% of total energy sector employment, meaning that, for the first time ever, clean energy jobs outnumber those involved in producing, transporting, and burning fossil fuels.
The clean energy jobs includes those upstream,Quartz
Dec 02 2015
This Is The Beginning Of The End Of The Fossil Fuel Industry
Oil and coal companies are either going to have to invest in renewables or perish.HuffPost
Mar 14 2015
Fossil Fuels Will Save the World (Really)
There are problems with oil, gas and coal, but their benefits for people—and the planet—are beyond dispute. The environmental movement has advanced three arguments in recent years for giving up fossil fuels: (1) that we will soon run out of them anyway; (2) that alternative sources of energy will price them out of the marketplace; and (3) that we cannot afford the climate consequences ofWall Street Journal (Opinion)
Dec 31 2020
The batteries that could make fossil fuels obsolete
The twin smokestacks of the Moss Landing Power Plant tower over Monterey Bay. Visible for miles along this picturesque stretch of the north Californian coast, the 500-foot-tall (150m) pillars crown what was once California's largest electric power station – a behemoth natural gas-fired generator. Today, as California steadily moves to decarbonise its economy, those stacks are idle and theBBC News
Aug 04 2022
U.N. Secretary-General Condemns “Grotesque Greed” of Fossil Fuel Companies
In Washington, D.C., seven U.S. veterans and their allies were arrested outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as they protested the military’s role in driving the climate crisis. A 2017 study found the Pentagon emits more greenhouse gases than many of the world’s countries, including Sweden and Portugal.
On Wednesday, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres slammed oil and gas companyDemocracy Now!