Fossil Fuels

Disclosure of fossil fuel risk is just not good enough

Shareholders should use their votes better, says Sarasin’s Natasha Landell-Mills<p>Last month, ClientEarth, the environmental law firm, wrote to BP, the …

Climate

37 of the World's Biggest Banks Fueling Climate Change

A report released Wednesday by Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack, Sierra Club and Oil Change International, in partnership with 28 organizations …

Climate

Dissonance and Divestment: Profile of An Activist

“Why should people divest from the fossil fuel sector?” Lisa Renstrom pauses and thinks. “Let me count the ways.”<p><i>This piece is an updated excerpt</i> …

Climate

Top global banks still lend billions to extract fossil fuels

Analysis of world’s lenders reveals many claim green credentials while still financing fuels like tar sands, oil and coal<p>Some of the world’s top banks are continuing to lend tens of billions for extracting the most carbon-intensive fossil fuels, according to a report of top lenders.<p>Finance provided …

Climate

Global Coal Use, Power Sector Emissions Will Peak Within A Decade As Low-Cost Renewable Energy Grows

Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement spurs concerns that America’s low-carbon transition will stagnate, but one country won’t stop the rest of the world’s forward motion, and economics mean this decision may not even dent America’s decarbonization.<p>Bloomberg New Energy …

Renewable Energy

Simple Guide to Fossil Free Investing

<b>Fossil free investing has grown exponentially in recent years.</b> Faith-based and individual investors led the way in using environmental and social …

Climate

EGEB: ‘Energy Choice’ is politic-speak for fossil fuels, rats escaping coal, more

<i>Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news.</i><p>‘Energy Choice’ is politics for fossil fuels in fight against solar power – Nevada Governor notes ‘Energy Choice’ as part of his logic for vetoing an increase in clean energy for …

Energy

In Sharp Rebuttal, Scientists Squash Hopes for 100 Percent Renewables

On Monday, a team of prominent researchers sharply critiqued an influential paper that argued wind, solar, and hydroelectric power could affordably …

Renewable Energy

Is Trump launching a new New World Order?

Call it the Petro-Powers vs. the Greens<p>That Donald Trump is a grand disruptor when it comes to international affairs is now a commonplace observation in the establishment media. By snubbing NATO and withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, we’ve been told, President Trump is dismantling the …

Geopolitics

Meet the young conservative behind Missouri's fast-growing solar company

Little more than five years ago, Caleb Arthur was making $10 an hour as a law enforcement officer in his rural, south-central Missouri hometown of …

Renewable Energy

Both Climate Leader and Oil Giant? A Norwegian Paradox

OSLO — On an unseasonably warm day in May, Norway’s climate minister, Vidar Helgesen, strolled through a vast parking lot for electric cars, counting Teslas.<p>“Two, three, four, five,” the minister marveled. And that was just one aisle.<p>There are big perks to buying a Tesla — or any electric car — in …

Climate

The best tech inventions that have enabled humans to evolve

Pencil<p>Pencils evolved in their current form when a large graphite deposit was discovered in Cumbria, England in the 1500s. This graphite was sawed …

Inventions

Paris is Not the Solution

Donald Trump’s withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement leaves the US without a global warming policy. That is alarming, but …

Climate

Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think - Bloomberg

Solar power, once so costly it only made economic sense in spaceships, is becoming cheap enough that it will push coal and even natural-gas plants …

Renewable Energy

3 Ways Clean Energy Is Making Big Oil Extinct

As the old world dies, a new world is being born<p>by Nafeez Ahmed<p><i>Via</i> <i>INSURGE INTELLIGENCE</i><i>, a crowdfunded investigative journalism project for people and</i> …

Renewable Energy

Oil’s pipeline to America’s schools

Inside the fossil-fuel industry’s not-so-subtle push into K-12 education<p>State Rep. Tom Gann and State Sen. Marty Quinn read aloud to first graders at …

Pipelines

Wind Group Launches Multi-Million Dollar Campaign

A nonprofit group backed by the wind industry is launching a seven-figure advertising blitz in Washington, D.C., touting the renewable energy's …

Wind Power

Butler: Making your portfolio go — without fossil fuels

While there is much talk about the “death spiral” of the Affordable Care Act, a greater death spiral may be confronting the fossil fuels industry — …

Investing

Trump clings to coal as worldwide demand plummets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Market demand for the dirtiest of fossil fuels is plummeting worldwide, according to industry data published Tuesday, even as President Donald Trump has made reviving the long-struggling U.S. coal mines the bedrock of his administration's energy policy.<p>The BP Statistical Review of …

Climate

Can they change, or should we leave? Our toxic relationship with Big Oil

Our relationship with fossil fuels is like a lot of dysfunctional romances.<p>It’s destructive, and we know it. But it seems so totally bound up with who we are, and how we live, that we find it desperately hard to imagine life without this partner. And so we stick with it, day in, day out. We do that …

Climate

IEA Models Paris Agreement: Grim News For Fossil Fuels, Good News For Renewable Energy

New report from conservative International Energy Agency provides 3 models for low carbon transition.<p>The IEA 2C model for decarbonised energy …

Climate

'Flammable Ice' Harvesting Could Spell Trouble for the Climate

A highly combustible form of energy locked deep in the ocean finally can be harvested using a new technique, but deploying that technique on a broad …

Climate

Oil is No Longer the World’s Most Valuable Resource

Once labeled as the world’s most valuable resource, fossil fuels have finally lost their spark. When John D. Rockefeller was forced to dissolve …

Energy

To slow climate change, India joins the renewable energy revolution

India is emerging as a major market for renewable energy<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>On June 3, two days after President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi exchanged a hug with French …

Renewable Energy

Is fusion energy humanity’s last hope?

Filmmaker Mila Aung-Thwin spent two years following around the scientists at the world's largest fusion experiment<p>For an energy source that has never been successfully harnessed, fusion has a remarkable grasp on our culture. The idea that fusion is the fuel of the future is commonplace in science …

Energy

Trump’s other Russian connection

Alexei Druzhinin/Planet Pix via ZUMA Wire<p>“Don’t worry, be happy.”<p>Those were the only four English <b></b>words Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a St. …

Climate

Record green energy capacity added in 2016 as cost for renewables plunges

Last year, renewable power installments increased by nine per cent over 2015 to nearly 2,017 gigawatts. Solar photovoltaic accounted for around 47 …

Renewable Energy

This 105-Year-Old Newspaper Clip Made a Prediction We're Still Debating

On August 14, 1912, a New Zealand newspaper ran a story with the headline: "COAL CONSUMPTION AFFECTING CLIMATE."<p>More than 100 years later, that …

Climate Change

Penn reaffirming its commitment to the environment smells like hypocrisy

With the University of Pennsylvania continuing to heavily invest in the fossil fuel and coal industries, you couldn’t help but notice the hypocrisy …

Climate

Don’t worry about the Paris Agreement, the market will drive us to ditch fossil fuels

When is the tipping point for renewable energy? Because when we hit it and renewables become cheaper than fossil fuels we won’t need subsidies or …

Renewable Energy