BP Withdraws From Three Fossil Fuel Industry Trade Groups

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2020: Fossil fuels are dead, long live the sun

GreenBiz

2020: Fossil fuels are dead, long live the sun. 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.

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Investing In Fossil Fuels = Burying Your Money — 20th Century Fuel Is Staying In The Ground

CleanTechnica

Given the accelerating effects of climate breakdown — established by scientific consensus and visible with our own eyes — it is rational for investors to expect much tighter carbon regulation in the near future. Clean Power Clean Transport Climate Change Coal Electric Vehicles Fossil Fuels Green Economy Investment Market Research Natural Gas Oil Policy & Politics Research co2 emissions Divestment fossil fuels oil industry united states US

#EC2019 Part 1: Fossil Fuel Greenwashing Invaded A Climate Solutions Conference

CleanTechnica

And we can't let the fossil fuel industry continue to get in the way of progress, as they clearly did on Friday at the Vancouver, BC climate solutions conference. Clean Power Climate Change Fossil Fuels Green Economy Investment Manufacturing Natural Gas Policy & Politics british columbia Carbon Engineering FortisBC Greta Thunberg VancouverWe have to do better.

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

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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. .

US Energy 2050: 100% Carbon-Free, 100% Electric, Up Our Game 6× (Part 2)

CleanTechnica

The electric system of 2050 will be around 2.5 times the size of the electric system today due to electrification. But electricity is so much more efficient at producing the final “energy services” (heat, motive power, light, etc.) that total energy use will be far lower than it is today. .

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The Divestment Movement Needs To Make Environmental Impacts Explicit

CleanTechnica

The divestment movement can persuade more investors with practical info about effects of fossil fuels. Air Quality Fossil Fuels Investment carbon tracking Felix Mormann gofossilfree

Global Financial Institutions Plan For Major Oil & Gas Lending Exits

CleanTechnica

The fossil fuel industry is finding it increasingly harder to obtain funding for its operations. Climate Change Fossil Fuels Investment Carbon Tracker From Zero To 50: Global Finance Is Fleeing Oil and Gas IEEFA

Carbon Pricing & The Energy Transition

CleanTechnica

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The Energy Transition Will Pay Dividends

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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. But the new focus on them shows that the end is near. Energy & Climate oil

What If The Restrictions On Tobacco Ads Applied To Climate-Polluting Products?

CleanTechnica

If governments are serious about climate action, they should restrict the promotion of goods with heavy carbon footprints. Air Quality Climate Change Consumer Technology Fossil Fuels Green Economy Health Policy & Politics Research Science Canada ClientEarth climate policy co2 emissions Corporate Knights Corporate Knights Capital environmental law fossil fuel ads fossil fuel advertising greenhouse gas law lung cancer social engineering tobacco Tobacco Epidemic UK

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

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Fossil Fuels Ben van Beurden Carbon Tracker job cuts in oil industry Royal Dutch ShellShell 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.

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. The obvious question is how to resolve the intermittency issue (what happens when the wind doesn’t blow or the sun doesn’t shine).

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Australia’s New Tax On EVs Is Pretty Much A “Clean Air Tax” — That’s F ed Up

CleanTechnica

Australia is taxing consumers who refuse to burn fossil fuels, according to Renew Economy. First, it was the carbon price that was world-leading — then trashed to please those who think climate change is a hoax.

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

CleanTechnica

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What Does Bill Gates’ Favorite Energy Guru, Vaclac Smil, Get Wrong?

CleanTechnica

People like Bill Gates throw away their money on the wrong investments: small nuclear, air carbon capture, and solar geoengineering. Gates and others should listen to Mark Z. Jacobson more, and Vaclav Smil less.

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

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2035: Clean Grid 90%, Electrify 50%

CleanTechnica

For those deeply interested in our future energy system and how it will evolve, I highly recommend two in-depth papers published in the last year.

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Renewables Start to Outpace Fossil Fuels on Europe’s Grid

GreenTechMedia

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.

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? Many are stepping up to the challenge with aggressive goals.

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What Does Bill Gates’ Favorite Energy Guru, Vaclav Smil, Get Wrong?

CleanTechnica

People like Bill Gates throw away their money on the wrong investments: small nuclear, air carbon capture, and solar geoengineering. Gates and others should listen to Mark Z. Jacobson more, and Vaclav Smil less.

The Green Transition Virus

CleanTechnica

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A ?Just Transition? for Fossil Fuel Workers

GreenTechMedia

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. We’ll talk with Sandeep about his analysis of the strategies for transitioning fossil fuel workers in economies around the world.

Shell Hopes To Be Net-Zero Carbon By 2050

CleanTechnica

Royal Dutch Shell, affectionately known as Shell, wants to go net-zero carbon by 2050. The idea of an oil company going "carbon neutral" seems incredibly laughable, since they produce the stuff that produces carbon, but at the same time, if they succeed, that means a lot. Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Oil carbon neutral net zero shell

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Can A Carbon Fee Save The World’s Oceans? Senator Whitehouse Says ‘Yes”

CleanTechnica

Is a carbon fee on polluters the way to save our marine environments. Carbon Pricing Fossil Fuels Policy & Politics American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act carbon fee and dividend carbon fees Citizens Climate Lobby IPCC Report Senator WhitehouseOur oceans are in real trouble.

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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?

What’s Tesla’s Problem? Hint: It’s Ours, Too

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Big Oil May Make US Taxpayers Take Care Of Its Orphaned Oil & Gas Wells

CleanTechnica

In a report by Carbon Tracker, we learn that there are billion-dollar orphans that the oil and gas industry will most likely abandon — and these wells will become wards of the state. Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Oil Research Science abandoned oil and gas wells Enversus gas wells oil wells

Ford And GM Lied. The Planet Died. Part One

CleanTechnica

An exhaustive study by E&E News finds Ford and GM had research scientist on their staffs for decades who warned of the threat posed by carbon dioxide emissions. Climate Change Fossil Fuels Carbon Emissions Climate change Ford General Motors Gilbert Plass Global Climate Coalition Global Weirding Ruth ReckBut both companies ignored those findings and mislead the public and the government about the danger.

California Remains Below 2020 Emissions Target

CleanTechnica

Reaching 2030 target & carbon neutrality will require a much steeper rate of greenhouse gas reductions. Climate Change Fossil Fuels Policy & Politics Research Science Bush California CARB co2 emissions drought gavin newsome GHG inventory Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) wildfire

Machine Learning + CleanTech + Climate Risks, Part II — CleanTech Talk Podcast

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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

New Jersey’s Plan To Cut Global Warming Emissions 80% By 2050

CleanTechnica

As I wrote earlier today, New Jersey has a legal requirement to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050, based on 2006 levels.

#Sludge Report: 20 Corporations Responsible For A Third Of All Carbon Emissions

CleanTechnica

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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?

GreenTechMedia

So the EIB's confirmation last month that it would effectively end support for fossil fuels garnered widespread attention — as much for the signal it sends as for the additional impact the bank can make with the freed-up funds. billion) in fossil fuel energy projects, though nearly two decades have passed since the bank last funded any fossil fuel extraction. COPENHAGEN — With an annual outlay in the energy sector of €15 billion ($16.6

China’s Covid stimulus plans for fossil fuels three times larger than low-carbon

Eco-Business

China's continued spending on fossil fuel infrastructure is poorly aligned with the country’s promise to strive to peak emissions, including president Xi Jinping's pledge to achieve 'carbon neutrality' before 2060