BP Withdraws From Three Fossil Fuel Industry Trade Groups

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Carbon 'rainbow': Unilever pledges $1.2B to scrub fossil fuels from cleaning products

GreenBiz

Carbon 'rainbow': Unilever pledges $1.2B to scrub fossil fuels from cleaning products. More than 46 percent of Unilever's cleaning and laundry products' carbon footprint is incurred by chemicals made from fossil fuel-produced carbon, most of which are used in surfactants. .

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2020: Fossil fuels are dead, long live the sun

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2020: Fossil fuels are dead, long live the sun. We’ve spent decades promoting clean energy technologies. In this strangest of all years, as the death toll mounts from a disease caused by human incursions into once intact ecosystems, we’re observing another death — the demise of fossil fuels. Consider this: In April, Royal Dutch Shell, one of the largest companies in the world, announced its intent to become a net-zero carbon company by 2050.

Carbon Pricing & The Energy Transition

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Carbon Pricing Clean Power Fossil Fuels Grid Investment Market Research Policy & Politics Research Solar Energy Wind Energy carbon fee carbon fee and dividend Lazard LCOE lcoe renewable energy LCOE solar lcoe US carbon pricing wind lcoeWe are making great progress, with costs of solar, wind, and batteries continuing their decline. But we are not moving fast enough to turn the tide on human-caused climate change.

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US DOE Clobbers Fossil Fuels With $$$ For Bioenergy & Solar Fuel R&D

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US researchers are taking on the bioenergy challenge from all angles with an assist from the Department of Energy. Agriculture Biomass Clean Power Green Economy Investment Solar Energy bioenergy carbon capture co2 emissions Dioxide Materials DOE Electricity Opus 12 Petra Nova solar fuel united states US

What Happened To Coal Is Happening To Oil. Shell To Cut 9,000 Jobs

CleanTechnica

Shell says it will eliminate up to 9,000 workers in the next two years as it seeks to transform itself into a renewable energy company. Fossil Fuels Ben van Beurden Carbon Tracker job cuts in oil industry Royal Dutch Shell

Carbon Pricing and Lighting, EVs, Heat Pumps, & Electric Everything

CleanTechnica

End the use of fossil fuels fast. The EU wants to be fossil free by 2050. Joe Biden’s campaign wants the US to be fossil free by 2050 as well, based on his stated climate policy. What does the US need to do to help the world prevent the worst of climate change?

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BP Wants To Slash Carbon Emissions, But Has No Plan For Doing That

CleanTechnica

Fossil Fuels BP BP Reimaginging Energy campaign Carbon Emissions carbon tax fossil fuelsBrian Looney, the new CEO of BP, says his company will slash emissions from operations by 2050. But there's more.

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Fight or switch? How the low-carbon transition is disrupting fossil fuel politics

GreenBiz

Global fossil fuel and overall energy consumption are still rising. Energy & Climate oilBut the new focus on them shows that the end is near.

100% By 2035? 90% Might Be Better: Consider The Opportunity Costs

CleanTechnica

Could it be that 90% would provide greater carbon savings than 100%? . I would love to have 100% clean electricity by 2035. Such a goal is admirable for its audacity and for its ability to get people motivated. For that I applaud it. But when we get down to it, will it be smart policy?

Greening The Grid: Resource Adequacy, Intermittency, & Carbon Pricing

CleanTechnica

To green the grid, we must adopt a strategy of meeting our energy needs with low-cost renewable wind and solar resources. Clean Power Consumer Technology Energy Efficiency Energy Storage Fossil Fuels Green Economy Grid Market Research Policy & Politics Policy Research Research Science Solar Energy Wind Energy Carbon pricing Climate Change Economics Environment North Carolina north carolina solar intermittency US grid wind energy intermittency

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Renewables Start to Outpace Fossil Fuels on Europe’s Grid

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In the first half of 2020, renewables (solar, wind, hydro and biomass) beat out fossil fuels on the European grid for the first time. They didn’t only beat out coal -- they beat out all fossil fuels put together. The Energy Gang is also brought to you by KORE Power.

Electric Cars Can Save Billions… And Prevent Thousands Of Premature Deaths Annually

CleanTechnica

Researchers at Northwestern University say increasing the number of electric cars on the road and increasing the amount of renewable energy could save the US $70 billion a year.

Defending 100% Clean Power: An Energy Efficiency Approach

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It’s The Economics, Stupid! The Case For Carbon Fees

CleanTechnica

New research claims adding a fee on carbon emissions would spur innovation and drive greater efficiency in the energy and transportation sectors. Carbon Pricing Climate Change carbon fee carbon tax Elon Musk fossil fuels untaxed externality

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Why Is Samsung Still In Coal When Everyone Else Is Moving Towards Clean Energy?

CleanTechnica

This year, Apple announced that it would cut its emissions by 75 percent and become carbon neutral by 2030. Amazon made a similar pledge, saying it would become carbon neutral by 2040, and set a goal of running 100% percent on renewables by.

Why Put A Price On Carbon? To Protect The Energy Workers Who Made America Great

CleanTechnica

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and union president James Sleviin propose a price on carbon emissions as the fairest way to protect the workers who provided America with the energy it needed to become a great nation. Carbon Pricing Fossil Fuels James Slevin price on carbon Sheldon Whitehouse

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The European Investment Bank Has Quit Fossil Fuels. Now What?

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COPENHAGEN — With an annual outlay in the energy sector of €15 billion ($16.6 That’s around €120 billion ($133 billion) of public and private investment in the energy sector that stems from the EIB’s choices. New era for energy sector.

U.S. Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Fell By 2.8% In 2019

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energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions declined by 2.8% Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Monthly Energy Review. Air Quality Clean Power Coal Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Oil Policy & Politics Research Science Solar Energy Wind Energy carbon dioxide carbon dioxide emissions co2 emissions U.S. energy consumption united states USin 2019 to 5,130 million metric tons (MMmt), according to data in the U.S.

Good News: USA Had Largest CO2 Reduction In The World In 2019

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This news comes from data gathered by the International Energy Agency (IEA). There is a bit of good news to share that might have slipped under your nose. The USA had the largest CO2 reduction in the world for 2019.

A ?Just Transition? for Fossil Fuel Workers

GreenTechMedia

We use the term “energy transition” to define markets, technology, business models. The transition away from fossil fuels isn’t a nice-to-have. And that means disrupting entire classes of employment and communities that depend on fossil fuel extraction — in other words, helping people find work in another sector. Sandeep is the co-author of Total Transition: The Human Side of the Renewable Energy Revolution.

BP’s new business-as-usual: falling fossil fuel demand

Impact Alpha

15 – How will the energy transition play out? That’s the message from BP, which released its annual global energy outlook yesterday. The post BP’s new business-as-usual: falling fossil fuel demand appeared first on ImpactAlpha. ImpactAlpha, Sept.

7 Things To Know About Decarbonization In The American Energy Innovation Act

CleanTechnica

A new legislative package on energy is working its way through the U.S. The American Energy Innovation Act (AEIA) is a compilation of dozens of energy bills that have passed the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, most with bipartisan support. Energy Information Administration united states US Climate Initiatve US Department of EnergySenate.

How To Retire Early: Making Accelerated Coal Phaseout Feasible & Just

CleanTechnica

For over a century, growing presence of coal smokestacks worldwide signified economic development and progress. Coal supplied our homes with electricity and our factories with power. At the same time, this workhorse of the industrial era caused serious harm.

Carbon Capture On The Ropes At San Juan Coal Power Plant — Or Not

CleanTechnica

Why invest in carbon capture to clean up after coal, when you can skip the middleperson and pluck CO2 straight from the atmosphere.

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The Green Transition Virus

CleanTechnica

Cap And Trade Carbon Pricing Carbon Tax Clean Power Climate Change Fossil Fuels Green Economy Grid Investment Policy & Politics Research Science Biden Biden climate plan Carbon China co2 emissions Electricity Energy EU Europe Joe Biden US Waste ReductionGlobal problems need global solutions. Voluntary agreements and unilateral acts only go so far.

Sprint To Go 100% Carbon Neutral, 100% Renewable Electricity

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German Utility RWE Commits To Carbon Neutrality By 2040

CleanTechnica

German electric utility giant RWE has announced its intention this week to become carbon neutral by 2040 and to transition into one of the world's leading renewable energy companies. . Biomass Clean Power Coal Fossil Fuels Solar Energy Wind Energy carbon neutral Germany RWE

Britain Saying Goodbye To Coal, Sunlight & Wind Climb From 3% To 37% In One Decade

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Hello to natural sunlight being our dominant form of energy again. Air Quality Clean Power Clean Transport Coal Fossil Fuels Grid Health Market Research Offshore Wind Energy Offshore Wind Farms Oil Onshore Wind Farms Policy & Politics Research Solar Energy Wind Energy Wind Turbines Britian carbon brief coal power plants coal power plants shut down coal power retirements Energy from Water and Sunlight england national grid UK UK coal

Guardian halts fossil fuel advertising

Business Green

The Guardian has today become the first major global news organisation to announce a ban on advertising from oil and gas companies, despite the fossil fuels industry's role as a major advertiser and the media outlet admitting it faces a "precarious" financial future.

Global Power Sector Embracing Renewables but Ditching Fossil Fuels Too Slowly

GreenTechMedia

A new study of 3,000 power companies across the globe has found that only a handful have been cutting their fossil fuel capacity over the last two decades. Around 75 percent of the companies assessed were ‘passive’, with no substantial change in their energy mix.

Covid Nineteen : Carbon Dioxide Nil

CleanTechnica

Whilst global megadeath was an unreservedly bad thing, on the brighter side, May 2020 gave the UK (and the rest of the world) a glimpse of how a low-carbon future will look, painting in even more vibrant colours the picture that had begun to emerge in April, the first full lockdown month.

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Ferocious Courtroom Slugfest Hangs Keystone XL Tar Sands Oil Pipeline Out To Dry — Again

CleanTechnica

The notorious Keystone XL oil sands pipeline and "carbon bomb" enabler suffered yet another legal body blow this week, but it ain't over 'til it's over. Fossil Fuels Oil Policy & Politics Canada Energy Keystone XL Native American Rights Fund TC Energy TransCanada united states US

Tri-State G&T To Boost Renewable Energy Goal To 50% By 2024

CleanTechnica

It announced this week it is closing several coal-fired plants early and building 8 new renewable energy projects in order to transition to 50% renewables by 2024. Tri State Generating & Transmission serves over 1 million customers in the American West.

The Short List Of Climate Actions That Will Work

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