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).

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. .

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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

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

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

GreenBiz

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. .

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

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.

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.

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.".

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.

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

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. According to the International Energy Agency, global renewables investment in 2018 amounted to $300 billion. billion) in fossil fuel energy projects, though nearly two decades have passed since the bank last funded any fossil fuel extraction.

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.

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

California uses fossil fuel dollars to fund solar for disadvantaged communities 2020 Regional Solar Policy Report

Solar Power World

Advanced solar market California has created programs to address energy inequity in disadvantaged communities — the places most affected by pollution and climate change.

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.

It’s Harder Than You Think To Stop Using Fossil Fuels

Forbes Green Tech

When considering the environmental costs and benefits of shifting away from fossil fuels – particularly in the transportation and industrial sectors of the economy – it's important to take into account each energy source's full lifecycle.

European Renewables Just Crushed Fossil Fuels. Here’s How It Happened

Forbes Green Tech

It’s official: in the first half of 2020, for the first time, Europe generated more electricity from renewable sources than from fossil fuels. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech Editors' Pick editors-pick business business

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

The fossil fuel industry’s $100 trillion blindspot

Impact Alpha

The signposts are clear: the fossil fuel industry is in long-term decline as demand shifts to clean energy. Fossil fuel producers, however, continue to invest $5 trillion a year in new production despite falling demand and calls to limit emissions and planetary warming. The post The fossil fuel industry’s $100 trillion blindspot appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Climate Finance Clean Energy 2030 Finance Signals

IPG’s turbine tech uses fossil fuel for off-grid EV chargers

Charged

IPG’s Flameless Ceramic Turbine technology is designed to support EV charging in high-use and remote locations by using fossil fuels for grid-independent power generation.

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.

Southeast Asia's dependence on fossil fuel subsidies 'like crack cocaine’

Eco-Business

If this region is to wean itself off fossil fuels, it must drop subsidies to allow renewables to flourish, experts said at Singapore International Energy Week

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. The newspaper said the block on advertising amounts to an "outright ban" on the media group taking money from companies that extract fossil fuels.

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

Scottish investment call to support move away from fossil fuel heating

Envirotec Magazine

A new report makes the case that if Scotland is to successfully end its contribution to climate change by 2045, there has to be a significant increase in public spending to help move homes and other buildings away from a reliance on fossil fuel heating. Currently around half of all Scotland’s energy usage is for heating, with the majority of that coming from fossil fuel gas. Energy Saving & Storage Scottish Government Vivid Economics WWF Scotland

BP Aims to Build 50GW of Renewables by 2030, Cut Fossil Fuel Output by 40%

GreenTechMedia

We can take the offtake, package it with natural gas and solar, sell clean energy with guaranteed flow and at a fixed price if they want. Renewable energy generation capacity will increase from 2.5 BP has been upfront about the ongoing role of fossil fuels in its long-term plans.

Could the world reverse climate change but still burn all the fossil fuels? Scientists humor the idea.

Grist

Imagine a future when burning fossil fuels remains the norm, even as humanity realizes it has no choice but to stop climate change. This story was originally published by Grist with the headline Could the world reverse climate change but still burn all the fossil fuels?

Africa Could Be Locked Into Fossil Fuel Future, Warns New Report

Forbes Green Tech

As wealthy countries go green and decarbonize their energy systems, African nations are locking in increasing greenhouse gas emissions as they strive to double energy production, potentially stalling global progress on climate action, a new study has warned.

'As Christians, we must act': Dozens of faith groups promise to divest from fossil fuels

Business Green

Total number of faith groups to join anti-fossil fuel movement hits 400 as pressure builds on governments to end public funding for oil, coal, and gas projects. Reverend Conant added: "It's no longer acceptable to fund fossil fuels or assume these businesses will regulate themselves.

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.” ” While heating often gets less attention than other areas of energy consumption, onsite use of fossil fuels in buildings accounts for about 15 percent of California's greenhouse gas emissions, according to an NRDC analysis.

Major Fossil Fuel PR Group is Behind Europe Pro-Hydrogen Push

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 7 mins The recent deluge of pro-hydrogen stories in the media that tout hydrogen as a climate solution and clean form of energy can now be linked in part to FTI Consulting — one of the most notorious oil and gas industry public relations firms.

Study: Fossil fuels are far less efficient than previously thought

Renewable Energy World

Fossil fuels, long regarded for their high-energy return on investment, are not as efficient as once thought. News Hydropower Storage Energy Efficiency Wind Power Solar GeothermalIn fact, their final yields are not much better than those of renewable options, according to a new study.

Write-downs of stranded fossil fuel assets are here – and getting bigger

Impact Alpha

The post Write-downs of stranded fossil fuel assets are here – and getting bigger appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Climate Finance Clean Energy 2030 Finance Signals Long-termismImpactAlpha, June 16 – Oil major BP lowered its long-term price assumptions for oil and gas by almost one-third, and hiked its estimate for the price it will have to pay for carbon dioxide emissions in 2030 to $100 a ton, from $40. The result: the company will write off assets of up to $17.

Bangladesh to double fossil fuel imports in coming decade as renewables lag behind

Eco-Business

As manufacturing industries gain ground in its primarily agriculture-based economy, Bangladesh is expected to double its imports of fossil fuels in the coming decade and will miss its 2020 clean energy target

Using Solar to Displace Fossil Fuels for Process Heat in Industrial Facilities

GreenTechMedia

primary energy demand, according to the Department of Energy. At many of these facilities, fossil fuels, and especially natural gas, are the energy feedstock used for process heating applications. But what if the sun’s energy could take over the job much of the time and displace fossil fuels? Skyven Technologies was the $1 million grand-prize winner of the 2017 76West Clean Energy Competition.

The Future(s) of Fossil Fuels

Mr. Sustainability

Fossil fuels, a vision of the future or something our children will see in history books? The energy markets, broadly taken to be fossil fuels and renewables, have seen significant changes over the past years. While it is expected fossil fuel demand will rise, the broad consensus amongst most outlooks is that the growth will eventually plateau due to energy efficiency and developments in renewables. Source: IRENA, Rethinking Energy 2017.

Fossil Fuels Still Supply 84 Percent Of World Energy

R-Squared Energy

This week BP released its Statistical Review of World Energy 2020. The Review covers energy data through 2019, and provides a comprehensive picture of supply and demand for major energy sources on a country-level basis. This annual report is one of the most important sources of global energy data. Primary energy consumption grew by 1.3% Nevertheless, this still represents the 10th consecutive year that the world set a new all-time high for energy consumption.

The Relationship Between Trees and Clean Energy

U.S. Green Technology

When you hear clean energy, your mind likely goes to solar and wind power. They are green alternatives to fossil fuels and are much healthier and safer for the environment. The post The Relationship Between Trees and Clean Energy appeared first on U.S.

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Report: UK Export Finance could create 42,000 jobs if it dumps fossil fuels for clean energy

Business Green

The UK's export credit agency could support up to 42,000 jobs around the UK by 2035 if it switches it support for overseas fossil fuel projects to renewables and clean energy infrastructure, according to a major new analysis from Vivid Economics.