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  • The Netherlands: Buying time with clean fossils

    The potential for storing CO2 in the earth is enormous, as is the enthusiasm for the technique among scientists and decision-makers. There are obstacles, but they are surmountable. Only a few members of the environmental movement are against the idea. Will we be able to prevent the worst consequences of climate change, or is it already too late? Optimists believe that it is possible, but we ...

  • 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

  • St. Croix Fossil Fuel Power Plant to Comply with Clean Air Act

    Under a legal agreement announced today by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (VIWAPA) will come into compliance with air pollution control requirements in the federal Clean Air Act at its Estate Richmond Generating Facility on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. These air pollution controls will reduce emissions of ...

  • Record year for renewable power; heat, transport stay fossil

    The growth of renewable energy outpaced that of fossil fuels in the electricity sector last year, with a record 135 gigawatts of capacity added from wind, solar, hydropower and other natural sources, a new study shows. That's more than the generating capacity of all nuclear reactors in the United States and slightly less than Germany's installed capacity from all power sources. The annual report ...


    By Associated Press

  • Renewables outperform fossil fuels in Chile tender

    Last week Chile’s National Energy Commission awarded contracts for the supply of 1,200 gigawatt hours of energy to unregulated customers in Chile. Thirty-one companies competed for the 20-year contracts, with wind and solar projects going head-to-head on price with coal generation plant. As the winners were announced the results threw up some significant game changers which echo a new and ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • Committee advises government on approach to fossil fuel generation

    The Committee has advised Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne, to consider extending the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) competition to include gas as well as coal demonstration projects, and to consider extending the proposed Emissions Performance Standard to cover new gas plant added to the system from 2020.  The ...

  • 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

  • Investment falters as fossil fuels face ‘perfect storm’

    The world’s investors – both big and small – think primarily in terms of making good returns on their money. And, over the years, investing in the fossil fuel industry has been considered a safe bet. Yet maybe, just maybe, attitudes are changing – and fairly profoundly – as financial analysts warn that the industry faces “a perfect storm” as it enters ...


    By Climate News Network

  • 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

  • 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

  • IEA calls for end to fossil fuel subsidies

    The chief economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA) has urged the world to slash hundreds of billions of dollars of fossil fuel subsidies or face the prospect of a catastrophic 3.5 degrees Centigrade rise in global temperatures. "Today $409 billion equivalent of fossil fuels subsidies are in place which encourage developing countries - where the bulk of the energy demand and CO2 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 fuels are now a bad bet, investors told

    Investors in fossil fuels are being warned that they may risk losing their money, because the markets for coal and liquefied natural gas are disappearing. In both cases it is competition from renewables, principally wind and solar power, that is being blamed for the threat. The cost of electricity from renewables continues to fall in Europe and Asia as the numbers of wind and solar ...


    By Climate News Network

  • 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

  • Daimer Releases Pressure Washers Emitting No Fossil Fuels

    Daimer Industries, Inc.®, the leading name in advanced pressure washer machines to over 200 countries, is helping the environment by introducing a system that will not contribute to global warming. The company has launched a powerful and reliable commercial pressure washer system with zero emission of ozone-depleting fuels that lead to greenhouse gases. ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Denmark to become fossil fuel-free by 2050

    According to the Danish climate commission, Denmark could become fossil fuel-free by 2050, at a net cost of just US$2.95 billion. The report that sets the fossil fuel free goal makes the case for investing an amount equivalent to 0.5% of the country's annual GDP in renewable energy. The climate commission claims that prices of fossil fuels will rise over the next four decades, while renewables ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Fossil Fuel Development in the Arctic is a Bad Investment

    By Emily E. Adams Even master chess players can miss a great move when they have been primed to look for a different one. To explore this phenomenon, researchers tracked master chess players’ eye movements when given chessboards with different layouts. With the first board, players could reach checkmate using a familiar move. When given the second chessboard, the players' eyes kept looking ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Prices fail to reflect fossil fuels` real costs

    Forget the price of petrol at the pumps. The true cost of any fossil fuel is much greater if social costs are factored in, according to new research. A climate scientist in the US reports in Climatic Change journal that American motorists get a gallon of gasoline for at least $3.80 less than it really costs, and the price of ...


    By Climate News Network

  • The World`s Choice: Burn 40% More Fossil Fuel or Boost Global Wind Power by 2030

      - Global Wind Day on 15 June - By 2030 the world's primary energy consumption is expected to grow by 40%. The global population will rise from 7 billion people now to over 8 billion people in 20 years. More than half of the growing fossil fuel consumption would be used to generate power unless the world leaders boost wind ...


    By WindEurope

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