Fossil Fuels

Elon Musk’s Vast Oil Conspiracy Ends With Saudi Billions

Elon Musk has always hated the fossil-fuel industry. His stated mission for Tesla Inc. is to hasten its demise, and more than once he’s blamed the …

Energy

The Great American Con: Why Giving False Hope To Coal Country Is The Cruelest Hoax Of All

Next week, Donald Trump will rally his supporters in Charleston, W.V, trying to lift the sagging poll numbers for the Republican nominee to the U.S. Senate while also feeding raw meat to the populace there about how coal will once again be King of the Hill.<p>But the reality couldn’t be any different …

Energy

Bank of the West's climate change mission fuels coal country backlash

DENVER — If Al Gore started a savings-and-loan, it might look something like the climate-conscious Bank of the West, and that’s become a source of …

Energy

Draft details Trump’s plan for reversing Obama climate rule

A portion of the rule obtained by POLITICO shows Trump’s EPA easing the planned limits on the pollution from power generators driving climate change.<p>The Trump administration is preparing to unveil its plan for undoing Barack Obama’s most ambitious climate regulation — offering a replacement that …

U.S. Politics

Zurich scientists urge state pension fund to divest from fossil fuels

Professors and researchers from Zurich’s Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) have joined the chorus of civil society actorsexternal link …

Energy

Here’s How to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions Without Taxing Them

SAN FRANCISCO — Once again, a bill to tax emissions of greenhouse gases has been introduced in Congress, this time with Republican sponsorship. Just about every economist thinks putting a price on these emissions would reduce them and hasten the shift toward clean energy, slowing climate change. …

Energy

Stop climate change, don’t ‘adapt’ to it | Letters:

While I appreciate your work in keeping the spotlight on the global heatwave (World on fire: the rise of the 50C city, G2, 13 August), I’m scared by the emphasis of your correspondents and leader writers on “adapting” to climate change (Letters, 11 July). You don’t “adapt” to a raging fire, do you? …

Environment

Greenhouse-gas levels near milestone: Highest in millions of years

Any day now, the concentration of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide sampled from the air wafting above a barren lava field in Hawaii could be above 400 parts per million (ppm), a level not seen since the Pliocene, between 3.2 and 5 million years ago.<p>Carbon dioxide levels were around 280 ppm when …

Climate Change

Fossil interests, utilities spend almost 10x more than renewables industries on lobbying

If it seems like the U.S. Congress has always been corrupted by business interests, it may be because there is truth to it. In the 1889 lithograph, …

Energy

Coalition votes to kill renewables, encourage new coal generation

Federal Coalition MPs voted on Tuesday to support the National Energy Guarantee that proposes to ensure no new investment in large-scale wind, solar …

Energy

Newspaper clipping from 1912 mentions link between burning coal and a warmer planet

A newspaper blurb published in a 1912 mentions a link between burning coal and a warmer Earth.<p>An Aug. 14, 1912, blurb in the New Zealand newspaper …

Climate Change

How EU's Biggest Polluter Escaped a Tripling of Carbon Price

While carbon traders watch the cost of pollution rocket, Europe’s biggest emitter of the greenhouse gas won’t feel the pinch for years to come since …

Energy

The Surprising Reason Democrats Decided to Take Fossil Fuel Money Again

The Democratic National Committee’s vote to ban contributions from fossil fuel companies in June was a big win for progressive activists fighting for …

Energy

Big Oil is spinning the New York Times’ historic climate article as a PR win. It isn’t.

Turns out, fossil fuel interests love “Losing Earth.” The New York Times Magazine’s massive climate change article from earlier this month has …

Climate

New Yorkers are hurting from Cuomo’s extreme policies

202.682.8114 | press@api.org<p>ALBANY, N.Y., August 14, 2018 – API New York released the following statement after Competitive Power Ventures filed suit …

Natural Gas

Clearing the Air on Electric Cars and Pollution

A new study from North Carolina State purportedly shows that electric vehicles won’t reduce pollution in the long term. A closer look at detailed …

Pollution

Texas oil industry experts say Mexico's plan to halt fuel imports won't have immediate impact

Mexican President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador has vowed to halt the import of gasoline and diesel from the United States and other countries by …

Energy

Even Dems Can't Resist Big Oil Money

Democrats have had a problem conforming their conduct to their canons.<p>Liberals claim to take the high road on environmental issues, and to that end …

Conservative View

More ships adding scrubbers to their smokestacks to support fuel oil usage in 2020: JBC

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An increase in the number of ships adding cleaning systems to their smokestacks will mean vessels will continue to burn a sizable amount of fuel oil once new sulfur regulations for the fuel go into effect, Vienna-based consultancy JBC Energy said on Tuesday.<p>Ships installed …

Environment

Midwest Utilities Contemplate a Future Less Reliant on Coal

The Midwest has long been a wind energy hub. Now, an increasing number of the region’s utilities are turning away from baseload coal and …

Energy

The Key to Big Profits in Clean Energy: Animal Fats

In the global push for cleaner energy, one Finnish oil company fuels its growth by making diesel from animal fat<p>One of the best-performing stocks in the global oil sector this year is a company that makes most of its money without touching crude.<p>Finnish state-backed refiner Neste Oil has carved out …

Oil & Gas Industry

Stumping in New York, Trump blames lack of fracking for high taxes

The president argued limits on fossil fuel development have led to high taxes for New Yorkers.<p>President Donald Trump linked New York’s taxes to the …

Environmentalism

9 hurt after natural gas explosion levels building in Denver

A natural gas explosion in Denver's historic Baker neighborhood leveled an apartment building on Tuesday, leaving at least nine injured, one …

Natural Gas

New Ultra-Low Emission Heavy Duty Natural Gas Trucks Hit the Road in California

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and Food Express, Inc. (FXI) today announced the addition of 11 new ultra-low emission natural gas trucks to the FXI fleet. The company, with the assistance of SoCalGas, applied for and received $1.1 million in grant …

Natural Gas

To HELE with emissions, Turnbull embraces new “baseload coal”

Turnbull says he would welcome new coal generator, and prepares to fight Labor on emissions.The post To HELE with emissions, Turnbull embraces new …

Energy

MDE Finalizes Updated Water Pollution Permits for 3 Coal Plants

Baltimore, MD--The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) released finalized water pollution permits for the Chalk Point, Dickerson and …

Pollution

AMERICA UNLEASHED: US Oil Refineries SMASH OUTPUT RECORDS in July

Just Now<p>AMERICA UNLEASHED: US Oil Refineries SMASH OUTPUT RECORDS in July<p>The US oil industry continued to roar to life under President Trump and the …

Sean Hannity

Asia is the 'center of the universe' for coal growth: Whitehaven Coal CEO

Paul Flynn discusses his company's expansion of coal mining in Asia in 2019.

Coal Mining

Guest post: Why BECCS might not produce ‘negative’ emissions after all

<i>Dr Anna Harper</i> <i>is a research fellow and lecturer in climate science in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the</i> <i>University</i> …

Climate Change

Stepping Up

As the Feds walk away, states hustle to reduce greenhouse emissionsby dallas burtraw and amelia keys<p>dallas burtraw is an economist and senior fellow …

Cap and Trade