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.

The Guardian bans fossil fuel advertising

GreenBiz

The media group will no longer accept advertising from oil and gas companies, despite acknowledging decision will have implications for its revenues. Corporate Strategy media oil Oil & Gas

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Major banks still back fossil fuel industry despite climate pledges

Inhabitat - Innovation

This year's Banking on Climate Chaos report shows that despite feel-good environmental marketing, major financial institutions still back fossil fuel companies

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

Air pollution caused by fossil fuels kills millions

Inhabitat - Innovation

A new study has found that more than 8 million people died in 2018 from poor air quality caused by fossil fuel combustion

Despite net-zero pledges, banks used $750 billion to finance fossil fuels in 2020

GreenBiz

Despite net-zero pledges, banks used $750 billion to finance fossil fuels in 2020. The unprecedented COVID-19 dip in global financing for fossil fuels offers the world's largest banks a stark choice point going forward," she said.

New York state divests from fossil fuels in historic move

Inhabitat - Innovation

The retirement contributions of New York state workers will no longer be invested in fossil fuels

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

So You Think We're Reducing Fossil Fuel Use? Think Again.

Jim Conca

If you think we’re doing a good job of curbing fossil fuel use, you're mistaken. Oil production is exploding in America. Growth in coal in the developing world shows no sign of slowing, and gas has kicked into high gear most everywhere. Renewables are increasing slower. Nuclear and hydro are flat

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

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. .

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. .

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

Request for Proposals Fossil Fuel Transition Study

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Seattle Office of Economic Development, Jan 23, 2020 The Office of Economic Development (OED) is implementing an Inclusive Economy Agenda. This mission rests on three OED competencies to serve underserved populations: building self sufficiency and improving access to employment, family-wage job and wealth creation, and capacity-building for neighborhood resilience in the face of displacement. […]. Member News Opportunities Public Policy

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

Fossil fuels demonstrating their unreliability

Eco-Business

As oil markets fluctuate wildly, how can the world economy still be running on a commodity that not only wreaks havoc on the planet when extracted and burned, but is unpredictable and volatile

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

Fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty—a call to disarm

Eco-Business

Campaigners hope to end the expansion of fossil fuels across the world and wind down existing production by getting countries to sign up to a new international accord

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

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

GreenBiz

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

Fossil fuel companies denied seismic blasting permit renewals

Inhabitat - Innovation

Once current permits expire on November 30, companies will not be allowed to renew them

Fossil fuel use leads to worse and longer droughts

Eco-Business

Human reliance on fossil fuels is resulting in worse and longer droughts. It’s a familiar message across the world

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.

Understanding the Fossil Fuel Industry's Legacy of White Supremacy

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 10 mins In December, The New York Times published a story revealing how ExxonMobil and other oil companies had paid a public relations firm named FTI to build “news” and information websites falsely suggesting grassroots support for the fossil fuel industry and its initiatives.

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.

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.” Jobs extracting fossil fuels for energy have a limited future. More people already work in wind and solar than in fossil fuel extraction. As well, asset management company Lazard (not Greenpeace), reports that, on average globally, building solar and wind plants is cheaper than building fossil fuel capacity.

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

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.

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.

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. With 2050 targets requiring $4.4 trillion annual investment in low carbon energy, this can only be a positive for achieving climate goals.

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

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

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 4 mins 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.

An Upstate New York studio heated and cooled without fossil fuels

Inhabitat - Innovation

With retirement and grandchildren on the horizon, a Manhattanite couple reached out to GRT Architects to design their new home in upstate New York's Dutchess County

Fossil fuels add to world’s marine dead zones

Eco-Business

Air pollution from burning fossil fuels is adding to fertiliser run-off and sewage to kill marine life in global dead zones

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.

‘Fossil-fuel free’ endowments and pension funds are rarely free of fossil fuels. Here’s why that’s a problem.

Impact Alpha

The post ‘Fossil-fuel free’ endowments and pension funds are rarely free of fossil fuels.

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.

Fossil fuels are rapidly losing favour with investors

Eco-Business

From leading the market 20 years ago the big fossil fuels companies are plunging in value, as investors turn to renewables

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 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.

Fossil fuel wind-down

Impact Alpha

The post Fossil fuel wind-down appeared first on ImpactAlpha. ImpactAlpha, Mar. 24 – You know the ground has shifted when nationalization of the oil industry is considered “a moderate proposal” as The New Republic put it. The market has already written down the oil majors as growth stocks and values them mostly as cash cows. The government could snap up the four biggest U.S. paywall Climate Finance Signals