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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Big banks failing to quit fossil fuel, despite climate pledges

Eco-Business

The world’s top banks pumped US$742 billion into fossil fuels in 2021, only slightly less than 2020, analysis shows

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

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

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. .

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

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

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

GreenBiz

Traditional food production is causing cataphoric losses to nature

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.

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

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.

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

Singapore students rally against fossil fuel firms' interference in universities

Eco-Business

The group contends that the likes of Shell, ExxonMobil, and BP should not be allowed to promote their brands on university campuses and impinge on academic freedom, and Singapore's universities should divest from fossil fuels

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

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

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 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

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

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. .

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.

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.

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.

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

‘The Mask Slipped’: HSBC Criticised For Suspending Exec While Still Pumping Billions into Fossil Fuels

DeSmogBlog

HSBC has been accused of double standards after suspending an executive who said investors “need not worry” about climate change, while continuing to plough billions of pounds into fossil fuels. billion in fossil fuel expansion, according to analysis by BankTrack. .

‘We are at a crossroads’: New IPCC report says it’s fossil fuels or our future

Grist

Greenhouse gas emissions must peak within the next three years, and in the next eight, the world must push fossil fuels aside, rapidly scaling up the use of clean energy like wind and solar. Investing in new fossil fuel infrastructure is moral and economic madness,” U.N.

End fossil fuels, save lung health, says new study

Inhabitant

Additionally, the shift could reduce lung condition cases associated with fossil fuels A new report by the American Lung Association (ALA) has found that a nationwide shift to electric vehicles and clean energy could save over 100,000 American lives. The researchers found that a rapid transition could save the country over 1.2 trillion in public health costs over the next three decades.

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.

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 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

New Scientist Festival Shuns Fossil Fuel Sponsorship After Campaign Pressure

DeSmogBlog

The New Scientist magazine has quietly dropped fossil fuel sponsorship of its science festival amid mounting pressure from climate campaigners. This should send a powerful message to the Science Museum that fossil fuel sponsors have no place in science education.”.

Philippine Catholic church to divest from fossil fuels by 2025

Eco-Business

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, whose archbishops are major stockholders in the second biggest financier of coal in the country, declared that it will stop investing in banks that fund “dirty energy

Strategies for reducing the fossil-fuel impact of electric vehicles

Renewable Energy World

The impact of electric transportation on pollution and reduced carbon emissions and fossil-fuel consumption is complicated. On the one hand, well-designed electric vehicles (EVs) use much less energy per mile than conventionally-fueled vehicles. Contributed by Philip T.