It’s time for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

GreenBiz

The creators of the treaty say focusing on emissions but not stopping new fossil fuel projects is a sure recipe for escalating climate failure

Harvard's decision to ditch fossil fuel investments reflects changing realities

GreenBiz

Students had demanded for years that the university divest from fossil fuels. What happens next

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What if carbon border taxes applied to all carbon — fossil fuels, too?

GreenBiz

Carbon border adjustments are trade policies designed to avoid 'carbon leakage' — when manufacturers relocate production to skirt green regulations

How the war in Ukraine marks the end of the fossil fuel era

GreenBiz

As the world’s largest exporter of fossil fuels, Russia sits on the fault lines of the accelerating shift to clean energy

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

On Twitter, fossil fuel companies’ climate misinformation is subtle

GreenBiz

Here's what I saw during COP26

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

Volvo preps for launch of first electric trucks made with fossil-fuel-free steel

GreenBiz

Company claims to be first truck maker in the world to swap out vehicle parts made from traditional steel for zero emission steel

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.

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

A Global Database on Fossil Fuel Projects Goes Live

DeSmogBlog

A new database cataloging the world’s oil and gas reserves reveals extensive data on the global fossil fuel industry for the first time. Fossil fuel production must “start declining immediately and steeply to be consistent with limiting long-term warming to 1.5°C,”

Green energy jobs are on the rise as fossil fuel companies lose workers

GreenBiz

At least in terms of the job market, 2021 was a good year for renewable energy

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

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

Greenpeace US Responds to Fossil Fuel Industry Plans to Grow Plastic Demand

Green Living Guy

Yet, the fossil fuel industry aims to increase the demand for plastic over the next decade. The post Greenpeace US Responds to Fossil Fuel Industry Plans to Grow Plastic Demand appeared first on Green Living Guy.

Why banning fossil fuel projects in Africa isn’t a climate solution

GreenBiz

Developed countries are promising the cut the worlds reliance on the fossil fuel projects that allowed them to develop without letting other countries reap the same benefits

DNC reverses pledge to end fossil fuel subsidies

Inhabitat - Innovation

The DNC has removed a pledge to end fossil fuel subsidies from its ledger of party demands

The killer question is: can we really afford fossil fuels?

Terra Infirma

And is it not simply digging us deeper into the fossil fuel-shaped hole, making us even more vulnerable to the next crisis? The post The killer question is: can we really afford fossil fuels? Uncategorised climate change economics fossil fuel politics

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. .

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

Looking to Reduce Your Dependence On Fossil Fuels? Three Tips to Try Today

Green Living Guy

The post Looking to Reduce Your Dependence On Fossil Fuels? For many people, the sheer size of their overall carbon footprint isn’t something that generally tends to cross their minds on a daily basis.

California Assemblyman Kills Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill

DeSmogBlog

Senate Bill 1173 would have required the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), the two largest public pension funds in the country, to divest from fossil fuels. Credit: Fossil Free California.

How to address legacy fossil fuel sites for a clean energy future

GreenBiz

There could be millions of defunct oil and gas wells in the U.S. alone

Why food production is as dangerous for the planet as fossil fuels

GreenBiz

Traditional food production is causing cataphoric losses to nature

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

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

Appalachia Does Not Need More Fossil Fuel Greed

DeSmogBlog

A fossil fuel executive recently told Fortune , “Appalachia is the elephant in the room,” referring to the claim that demand for natural gas is rising, while supply in Appalachia and the United States is falling. Or are they working for fossil fuel executives?

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

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.

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

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

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. .

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.

Is fossil fuel pollution affecting fertility rates?

Inhabitant

A study published in Nature Reviews Endocrinology has linked decreasing fertility rates in humans to burning fossil fuels. The study established that childbirth has steadily declined over the past 50 years. Although the study focused on Denmark, many other nations seem to follow the trend

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

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.

'A turning point': Global Registry of Fossil Fuels launched

Business Green

The world's first public database tracking fossil fuel production, reserves, and emissions has officially launched this morning, in a bid to foster more transparency around fossil fuel production, national energy policies, and stranded asset risks.

Young savers, if not Republican governors, want their banks out of fossil fuels

Impact Alpha

The post Young savers, if not Republican governors, want their banks out of fossil fuels appeared first on ImpactAlpha. ImpactAlpha, Sept. 8 – Politicians that seek to ban ESG investing are up against some serious headwinds from the next generation. Banking with.

Reports: Fossil fuel advertising ban comes into force in France

Business Green

Adverts promoting fossil fuel products and services have been banned in France, after a cornerstone of President Emmanuel Macron's green legislative agenda officially came into force yesterday.

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

Church of England Fossil Fuel Ties Revealed Amid Divestment Dispute

DeSmogBlog

The revelations come as the Church faces renewed pressure to fully divest from fossil fuels after its biannual meeting earlier this month, where climate campaigners expressed frustration at the Church’s ongoing stakes in oil and gas. . Fossil Fuel Ties.

Campaign to ban fossil fuels advertising launches in Australia

Eco-Business

Fossil fuels kill more people than smoking, so advertising fossil fuels should be restricted like tobacco ads are, campaigners say. Leading health organisations have given their support to the ad ban