2020: Fossil fuels are dead, long live the sun

GreenBiz

2020: Fossil fuels are dead, long live the sun. We’ve spent decades promoting clean energy technologies. Last year, no fossil company made the top 10 list. Centralized energy distribution from fossil fuels via the grid is not reliable (or cheaper).

Dow embraces circularity. and fossil fuels

GreenBiz

Dow is looking to lead on the circular economy — not so much on moving away from fossil fuels. Circular Economy chemical recycling Dow GreenBiz 20 Natural Gas Renewable Energy Solar Wind Power

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Green Tech vs. Fossil Fuel Jobs: Which Are You More Likely to Land?

U.S. Green Technology

Green tech jobs happen to be more plentiful than fossil fuel jobs today. Image from [link] Question for you: Are you more likely to find a job in fossil fuels or in green technology? Yes, the green tech industry is “greener” — or newer — than that for fossil fuels. The post Green Tech vs. Fossil Fuel Jobs: Which Are You More Likely to Land? Green Technology fossil fuels green technology YaShekia King

3 Lessons from Hong Kong’s Fossil Fuel Vehicle Ban

The City Fix

In densely urbanized Hong Kong, transport is the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, at 18%. Vehicle traffic is also a major source of toxic air pollutants like NOx, volatile organic compounds and carbon monoxide, accounting for 18%, 21%. Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

Biden's new executive order cuts fossil fuel subsidies

Inhabitat - Innovation

In a recent executive order, President Joe Biden has directed federal agencies to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies. The agencies are to find new opportunities that will "spur innovation, commercialization, and deployment of clean energy technology

Pressure on creatives: PR, advertising firms targeted by fossil fuel divestment movement

GreenBiz

Pressure on creatives: PR, advertising firms targeted by fossil fuel divestment movement. And energy providers the world over are rushing to slash their reliance on fossil fuels as the clean energy transition gathers pace. .

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.

Renewable energy surpasses fossil fuels in the UK

Inhabitat - Innovation

In a first for the United Kingdom, wind turbines, solar panels and other renewable energy sources have generated more electricity than their fossil fuel counterparts of coal and natural gas

Green hydrogen could curb one-third of fossil fuel and industry emissions by 2050

GreenBiz

decarbonization hydrogen Hydropower Renewable EnergyThat's according to a BloombergNEF report that calls policy support for the hydrogen economy "insufficient.".

Ex-COP26 President’s Role at Fossil Fuel ‘Astroturfing’ Firm Approved

DeSmogBlog

Former UK Energy Minister and original COP26 President Claire O’Neill has been cleared to take up a role at a business consultancy known for running “astroturf” campaigns for fossil fuel companies, despite warnings from the body that approves such appointments.

Renewable electricity overtakes fossil fuels in UK for first time

CleanTech Alliance

Source: The Guadian, October 13, 2019 Renewable energy sources provided more electricity to UK homes and businesses than fossil fuels for the first time over the last quarter, according to new research. The renewables record was set in the third quarter of this year after its share of the electricity mix rose to 40%. It is […]. Industry News

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. Sandeep is the co-author of Total Transition: The Human Side of the Renewable Energy Revolution.

Global Renewables Investment Return 7 Times Higher Than Fossil Fuels

Forbes Green Tech

New research proves massively increased return for investment in renewables over fossil fuels. trillion annual investment in low carbon energy, this can only be a positive for achieving climate goals.

The Greenwashing Files: Fossil Fuel Giants Accused of ‘Deceptive’ Advertising

DeSmogBlog

Fossil fuel companies could face legal challenges over their misleading advertising, after a DeSmog investigation uncovered the extent of their “greenwashing” Environmental lawyers ClientEarth have put companies on notice with the publication of the Greenwashing Files.

End fossil fuel extraction now: What IEA's net-zero alert means for the climate fight

Eco-Business

Eco-Business talks to Peter Kiernan, lead energy analyst for the Economist Intelligence Unit, to unpack a new landmark report from the International Energy Agency, which proposes a ban on fossil fuels extraction to curb global warming

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

GreenTechMedia

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.

Rapid job growth in Canada’s clean energy sector set to outpace losses in fossil fuels: report

Clean Energy Canada

VANCOUVER — As jobs in fossil fuels decline amid a shifting global landscape, rapid growth in Canada’s clean energy sector will more than make up the difference. At the same time, Canada’s fossil fuel sector will see a 9% drop in employment.

Fossil Fuel Giants Ignoring IEA ‘Net Zero’ Report Despite Pledges, Analysis Finds

DeSmogBlog

Fossil fuel companies are pressing ahead with new oil and gas developments, despite a recent warning from the International Energy Agency (IEA) that this will make the Paris Agreement goals impossible to meet, an analysis has found.

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. The Energy Gang is also brought to you by KORE Power.

It’s Official: In 2020, Renewable Energy Beat Fossil Fuels Across Europe

Forbes Green Tech

The results are in: last year, for the first time, renewables generated more electricity than fossil fuels across the EU, spurred on by new solar and wind power projects. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech business business

Fossil Fuel Jobs Will Disappear, So Now What?

Andrew Winston

Fossil fuel companies and go-slow politicians predictably chant that this perspective will “destroy the economy” and “kill jobs.” Which is more expensive — a cleaner, healthier economy powered by renewable energy, or extreme weather and tens of millions of climate refugees? Jobs extracting fossil fuels for energy have a limited future. More people already work in wind and solar than in fossil fuel extraction.

Global fossil fuel demand’s ‘staggering’ fall

Eco-Business

The world’s energy markets are in upheaval, as experts report an historic fall in global fossil fuel demand

Fossil fuel power generation has peaked worldwide, think tanks claim

Business Green

Emerging economies on course to 'leapfrog' fossil fuel power infrastructure and move straight to renewables-dominated grids, according to new analysis from Carbon Tracker and India's CEEW. Overall, the analysis expects fossil fuel demand in emerging markets to peak as early as 2025.

The Case For Fossil Fuel Engagement

Forbes Green Tech

Although fossil fuels may have no future in a decarbonized world, fossil fuel firms may still have a role to play in the decades of climate transition ahead. Can responsible financial engagement with these companies support current energy needs and climate goals?

Growth in US green economy dwarfs that of fossil fuel industry

GreenBiz

Clean Economy Energy & Climate Policy & Politics Renewable EnergyData shows the green economy grew by over $60 billion per year between 2013 and 2016.

Solar advocacy groups unveil playbook used by pro-fossil fuel groups to stall rooftop solar

Renewable Energy World

receive fair compensation for the clean energy they supply to the electric grid, said the groups. The report, Blocking Rooftop Solar, pulls the curtain back on the strategies that are promoted by pro-fossil fuel lobbying groups and adopted by many utilities.

Ending toxic fossil fuel subsidies

Business Green

Ending fossil fuel subsidies offers G7 members the chance to help the planet and benefit their economic future, writes explorer Bertrand Piccard of the Solar Impulse Foundation. Renewable energies still have the reputation of being more costly than fossil sources.

New BU academic tower will be 100% free from fossil fuels

Inhabitat - Innovation

The tower, which will be the tallest building on campus, will feature a suite of energy-saving and energy-generating technologies, including geothermal wells, state-of-the-art shading systems and triple-glazed windows

Are we finally in the death-throes of the fossil fuel era?

Renewable Energy World

Global efforts to curb the use of fossil fuels are being made by all of the world’s leading nations, but occasionally, despite the genuine momentum, it can still feel like everything is moving a bit too slowly. The fossil fuel era is over”.

Students find obscure law that could make university fossil fuel investments illegal

Grist

College students fighting to get their schools to stop investing in fossil fuels have stumbled on a new idea that could bring fresh attention to their cause: Those investments might be illegal. Energy Protest Science

Let’s say we stop burning fossil fuels. What happens next?

Grist

Way back before the Industrial Revolution — when we figured out that we could haul fossil fuels out of the ground, burn them, and use the resulting energy to power machinery on a massive scale — that CO2 figure was more like 280 ppm.

NAACP Report: Fossil Fuel Industry Uses Deception to Conceal Damage to BIPOC Communities

DeSmogBlog

The fossil fuel industry continues to use a long list of deceptive tactics to conceal environmental destruction that harms Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and low-income communities. That’s the top finding of a newly released NAACP report titled “Fossil Fuel Foolery.”

G20 nations subsidized $3 trillion in fossil fuels since Paris agreement

AGreenLiving

A report by BloombergNEF and Bloomberg Philanthropies shows that G20 countries have continued subsidizing fossil fuels at the expense of the environment. trillion in subsidies to fossil fuel since the Paris climate agreement in 2015.

G20 stimulus plans favouring fossil fuels

Eco-Business

A ‘remarkable departure’ from long-term rises in energy-related emissions is being undermined by government responses to the pandemic, a new assessment has found

Fossil Fuel Industry Given Billions in EU Hydrogen Support, Report Finds

DeSmogBlog

Over €8 billion is being invested in hydrogen and “renewable gas” projects in southern Europe using EU Covid-19 recovery funds, thanks to extensive lobbying by the fossil fuel industry, a new report has found. . For a fossil free recovery, we need fossil free politics,” she said.

Will landmark ruling against Shell aid typhoon survivors' case against fossil fuels firm in the Philippines?

Eco-Business

After a Dutch court ordered energy giant Shell to cut its carbon emissions, Filipino activists are hopeful that the country’s Commission on Human Rights will resolve a case filed six years ago by typhoon survivors against big oil companies

Will landmark ruling against Shell aid typhoon survivors' case against fossil fuel firms in the Philippines?

Eco-Business

After a Dutch court ordered energy giant Shell to cut its carbon emissions, Filipino activists are hopeful that the country’s Commission on Human Rights will resolve a case filed six years ago by typhoon survivors against big oil companies

California Moves to Tackle Another Big Emissions Source: Fossil Fuel Use in Buildings

GreenTechMedia

Rachel Golden, deputy director of the Sierra Club’s clean buildings program, said the funding represents “the largest single investment in advanced clean energy heating technology in California.”

Scottish Widows excludes all fossil fuels from flagship £250m green pension fund

Business Green

Scottish Widows has claimed that its £250m Environmental Fund now boasts the widest fossil fuel exclusions of any pension provider in the UK, as it unveiled a reboot of the 31-year-old scheme this morning.

Labor Helps Obama Energy Secretary Push and Profit from 'Net Zero' Fossil Fuels

DeSmogBlog

climate and labor movements to create an equitable and decarbonized economy and move away from fossil fuels to address the climate crisis. But major labor unions and President Barack Obama’s Energy Secretary have far different plans.

Fossil Fuel Tax Programs to Cut Emissions Lead to Lots of Industry Profit, Little Climate Action

DeSmogBlog

The fossil fuel industry and its investors have financially benefited from tax policies and subsidies designed to reduce the emissions from oil, gas, and coal — sometimes without taking the action required to tackle climate change. We need to keep fossils fuels in the ground.

Fossil fuels: Heading down, but not yet out

Eco-Business

Renewable energy is making rapid inroads into the market, but fossil fuels still wield enormous global influence

Dozens of Christian Organisations Announce Fossil Fuel Divestment Ahead of G7 and COP26

DeSmogBlog

Three dozen Christian organisations and institutions from across the world — including dioceses from the Church of England — announced their divestment from fossil fuels today and urged leaders to take greater action on climate change ahead of major global summits this year.