Fossil Fuels

Baby Boomers could irreversibly ruin the planet for Millennials — and the clock is ticking

Twenty-nine years ago, James Hansen, the director of NASA's Institute for Space Studies, told the US Senate that the question of the day — whether climate change was happening — was no longer in doubt.<p>"It is time to stop waffling so much and say that the evidence is pretty strong that the …

Science

California is handling climate change all wrong

Gov. Jerry Brown has won praise for promising that California will live up to the Paris accord despite President Trump’s withdrawal from the treaty. He also signed a climate deal with China last month, and has unveiled plans for a global climate summit in San Francisco next year. Earlier this week, …

Climate

Even Smart People Are Still Arguing About Fossil-Free Electricity

<b>By Felix Kramer and Rosana Francescato</b><p>At a pivotal moment for climate strategies, scientists and business leaders have started a public debate about …

Climate

Oregon court sides with fossil fuel interests and overturns pioneering climate policy

Portland’s City Council banned fossil fuel infrastructure, but a court just ruled it unconstitutional.<p>In a decision that could send shock waves …

Climate

Boss Of Coal-Hauling Railroad Says 'Fossil Fuels Are Dead'

As President Donald Trump works to reverse coal's decline, the CEO of CSX Corp. said his company will stop new investments in transporting the energy source.<p>The CEO of freight railroad CSX Corp., one of the largest U.S. haulers of coal, warns that the days of transporting and burning coal are …

Climate

‘Fossil fuels are dead’ says rail baron who hauls 800,000 carloads of coal a year

CEO of CSX won’t buy any new locomotives for coal, undercutting Trump’s claims coal can be revived.<p>There’s no future in transporting coal, says …

Liberal POV

Northland College Becomes 747th Institution to Divest from Fossil Fuels

The Northland College Board of Trustees voted Friday to fully divest Northland College's endowment funds from fossil fuels in the next five …

Climate

Ireland 'playing catch-up on climate change obligations', admits Minister

<b>Update 4.26pm:</b> The Government Minister charged with overseeing Ireland's new plan to combat climate change has declared it a moral necessity.<p>More …

Climate

California communities sue oil companies over sea-rise

<i>Oil wells are silhouetted at sunset near Signal Hill on May 29, 2003 in Long Beach, California. Three California local governments are suing oil</i> …

Oil & Gas Industry

Trump wants international climate funding to go towards coal

“Clean” coal is a myth, but the United States is pushing for its expansion in developing countries.<p>President Donald Trump wants to redirect funding …

Climate

Does global warming impact the economy? | Opinion

<i>Quora Questions are part of a partnership between</i> Newsweek <i>and Quora, through which we'll be posting relevant and interesting answers from Quora</i> …

Climate Change

Why Renewable Energy Will Replace Fossil Fuels

I am often a little amazed when I find renewable energy skeptics pointing out that without government incentives, renewable energy would not be competitive with fossil fuels, as if fossil fuels have not benefited from a series of public policies that greatly facilitated their development and …

Renewable Energy

Here's Elon Musk's Plan to Power the U.S. on Solar Energy

"The sun is a giant fusion reactor in the sky."<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk — whose company makes electric cars and has a new solar roof panel division — …

Elon Musk

California moves closer to 100 percent renewable energy

New bill would make California one of only two states legally required to obtain all of their energy from renewable sources.<p>A bill mandating that …

Renewable Energy

Global environment is heating up for fossil fuels and their producers

Globalization

Mr. Trump, the Climate Change Loner

President Emmanuel Macron of France tried this week during President Trump’s visit to Paris to get him to reverse his decision to take America out of the landmark global agreement on climate change, struck in December 2015 and since ratified by 153 nations. It was a futile exercise, as he must have …

Climate

Is Warren Buffet Buying Our Fossil-Fueled Future?

Posted: Jul 13, 2017 12:45 AM<p>Warren Buffett is offering $9 billion to buy Texas-based Oncor, the largest power company in Texas (Wall Street Journal, …

Renewable Energy

Trump: ‘I’m a Tremendous Fracker’

President Trump went out of his way Wednesday to present the expansion of U.S. oil pipelines as proof of his tough stance on Russia, and twisted the …

Russia

These 'missing charts' may change the way you think about fossil fuel addiction

To address the twin threats of climate change and ocean acidification, nearly every nation has promised to reduce fossil fuel burning.<p>But so far, …

Climate

Divest City Pensions From Fossil Fuels? Nope, Says Retirement Board

A fluorescent-lit room on the ninth floor of the Pacific Building downtown was packed for two straight hours Thursday morning with climate activists …

Climate

NOAA erases ‘human activity’ from news release on soaring greenhouse gases

“It’s a complicated topic that can be difficult to communicate,” the agency claims.<p>In a truly shocking news release on its Annual Greenhouse Gas …

Climate Change

How Fossil Fuels Will Help Us Confront Climate Change

The debate over climate change policy pits two competing visions of the future against each other.<p>On the one hand are the “true believers,” who see …

Climate

The danger of dismissing market failures

By Vinod ThomasThe failure of free markets to curb the air and water pollution caused by the economic activity should by now be beyond question. But …

Climate

America’s Leadership on Climate Is Still Strong

President Trump may be turning his back on climate action, but our cities, states, and businesses — and the rest of the world — are stepping it …

Climate

How will we source clean energy for all?

Solar, wind, water… these are the energy sources that need to replace fossil fuels in the 21st Century. But which countries are up to the task?<p>When it comes to how we consume energy, there’s good news and bad news. The bad news? Around 86% of global energy still comes from fossil fuels, which …

Renewable Energy

Climate Scientist James Hansen: ‘The Planet Could Become Ungovernable’

<i>This week, to accompany</i> <i>our cover story</i> <i>on worst-case climate scenarios, we’re publishing a series of extended interviews with climatologists on the</i> …

Climate

Just 100 companies are 'responsible for 71% of global greenhouse gas emissions'

Just 100 companies are responsible for more than 70 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions over the last three decades, new research has …

Climate

LETTER

To the editor:�<p>The city of Somerville recently became the first Massachusetts municipality to divest its pension fund from fossil fuels. It is past …

Climate

What New York Times Got Wrong on Assessment of Transition to 100% Renewables

This is a response to Eduardo Porter's article in the New York Times on June 20, "Fisticuffs Over the Route to a Clean Energy Future."<p>Porter's …

New York Times

G20 Leaders Tut-Tutting About Paris Accord Only Bolster President Trump

President Trump continues to get political mileage out of his move to exit the 2015 Paris climate accord. In a massive snub to the international …

Climate