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  • Impact of Fossil Fuel Subsidies on Renewable Energy

    The $548 billion USD that is paid annually in fossil fuel subsidies around the world is preventing a crucial transition to renewable energy sources. This is according to a new report released today from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Fossil Fuels Dominate Primary Energy Consumption

    Coal, natural gas, and oil accounted for 87 percent of global primary energy consumption in 2012, as the growth of worldwide energy use continued to slow due to the economic downturn, according to a new Vital Signs Online trend released by the Worldwatch Institute (www.worldwatch.org). The relative weight of these energy sources keeps shifting, although only slightly. ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Christopher A. Smith Confirmed as Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy

    Christopher A. Smith was confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014, as the Department of Energy’s Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy. “Chris Smith’s depth of expertise and experience in the fossil energy field make him extremely well qualified for this position. I am confident that he will continue to serve the Department, President Obama and the nation with the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • President Requests $711.0 Million for Fossil Energy Programs

    President Obama’s FY 2015 budget seeks $711.0 million for the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to advance technologies related to the reliable, efficient, affordable and environmentally sound use of fossil fuels as well as manage the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and Northeast Home Heating oil Reserve to provide strategic and economic security against disruptions in U.S. oil supplies. The request ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Report: Fossile Energy Will Cost Double Renewable By 2030

    A commonly repeated mantra is that renewable energy technologies are too expensive, or require high investments. Which suggests that the alternative to renewable energy – the current fossil-based energy infrastructure - is cheaper, or requires less investments. But does that view hold true? A look at global energy cost developments shows – Fossil ...


    By SolaVis

  • Fossil fuel and renewable energy subsidies on the rise

    Total subsidies for renewable energy stood at $66 billion in 2010, but are still dwarfed by the total value of global fossil fuel subsidies estimated at between $775 billion and more than $1 trillion in 2012, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute (www.worldwatch.org) for its Vital Signs Online service. Although the total subsidies for renewable ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • President Requests $842.1 Million for Fossil Energy Programs

    President Obama’s FY 2016 budget seeks $842.1 million for the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to advance technologies related to the reliable, efficient, affordable and environmentally sound use of fossil fuels, implement ongoing federal responsibilities at the Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves, and manage the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Northeast Gasoline Supply Reserve and Northeast ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy Department advances research on methane hydrates – the world’s largest untapped fossil energy resource

    The Energy Department today announced the selection of 14 new research projects across 11 states that will be a part of an expanding portfolio of projects designed to increase our understanding of methane hydrates’ potential as a future energy supply. Methane hydrates are 3D ice-lattice structures with natural gas locked inside, and are found both onshore and offshore – including ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • High-risk fossil fuel boom

    The most direct path to America's newest big oil and gas fields is U.S. Highway 12, two lanes of blacktop that unfold from Grays Harbor in Washington State and head east across the top of the country to Detroit. The 2,500-mile route has quickly become an essential supply line for the energy industry. With astonishing speed, U.S. oil companies, Canadian pipeline builders, and investors from all ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Department of Energy Releases $8 Billion Solicitation for Advanced Fossil Energy Projects

    As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department published a solicitation on December 12, making up to $8 billion in loan guarantee ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Society faces `grim` post-fossil fuel energy crisis, report warns

    Industrial society cannot be maintained at present levels in a future where renewable resources take over from fossil fuels, according to the report by two leading California-based think tanks. Jerry Mander, founder of the International Forum on Globalisation, which published the report this month, writes in the foreword: 'With fossil fuels fast disappearing, and their continuing supplies ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities Receive Funds for Fossil Energy Research

    Five fossil energy-related projects that will help maintain the nation’s energy portfolio while also providing educational and research training opportunities for tomorrow's scientists and engineers have been selected for funding by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The funding opportunity to enhance scientific and technical understanding of conversion and utilization of fossil fuels is ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • President requests US$760.4 million for fossil energy programs

    President Obama’s FY 2011 budget seeks $760.4 million for the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to support improved energy security and rapid development of climate-oriented technology. The request includes $586.6 million for Fossil Energy Research and Development, $138.9 million for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, $11.3 million for the Northeast Heating Oil Reserve and $23.6 million for the Naval ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Fossil Energy Announces New DAS for Clean Coal and Carbon Management

    The Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy today announced the appointment of David Mohler as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Clean Coal and Carbon Management. Mohler will bring to the Department extensive operational experience in nuclear and fossil energy power generation. He most recently served as senior vice president and chief technology officer for Duke Energy. In 2006, he led ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Renewable energy now cheaper than new fossil fuels in Australia

    Unsubsidized renewable energy is now cheaper than electricity from new-build coal- and gas-fired power stations in Australia, according to new analysis from research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance. This new ranking of Australia's energy resources is the product of BNEF's Sydney analysis team, which comprehensively modelled the cost of generating electricity in Australia from different sources. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Funds Awarded to Historically Black Colleges and Universities for Fossil Energy Research

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected four research projects that will provide educational and research training opportunities for minority students while advancing key technical areas in fossil fuel utilization. The annual funding opportunity titled Support of Advanced Fossil Resource Utilization Research by Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Institutions ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Overcome Limitation Of Fossil Fuels With Briquetting Press Machine

    Increasing number of companies and vehicles has drastically increased the consumption of fossil fuel. The problem here is limited availability of these resources. Though nature has gifted us with these resources to get solution for our requirements, but these can be helpful only till the time used in proper way. Today people just look at meeting with their requirements and are least bothered ...


    By Jay Khodiyar Machine Tools

  • Renewables can out-compete fossil fuels - study

    Dramatic falls in cost are making renewable energy increasingly competitive with fossil fuels in countries across the world according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Solar energy, for example, has already become cheaper than diesel generation in many situations, with clear benefits for communities far away from the electricity grid. Even so, renewable energy deployment ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • From efficient water use to quitting fossil fuels – survey shows different approaches to resource efficiency across Europe

    Resource efficiency is a policy priority for Europe. However, across the region there are many different approaches to ‘doing more with less’, as shown by a survey of countries’ policies, carried out by the European Environment Agency (EEA). In coming years, societies will have to confront a huge challenge. While global population and economic production continue to ...

  • Fossil fuel investments cost major funds billions

    Corporate Knights, together with 350.org and South Pole Group, has launched the Clean Capitalist Decarbonizer, an interactive tool that allows users to determine the financial impact of divesting from carbon heavy companies. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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