As War Rages in Ukraine, Policymakers Must Reject Fossil Fuel Industry Spin

Union of Concerned Scientists

Deputy Policy Director Julie McNamara urges policymakers to see calls from the fossil fuel industry to invest more in their operations--in response to market instability because of the war in Ukraine--as an opportunistic attempt to lower their costs and increase their profits, at great cost to us.

Fossil Fuel Obstruction Brought Us the Climate Crisis: Hard Questions Big Oil CEOs Should Answer

Union of Concerned Scientists

Director of Strategic Climate Analytics Erika Spanger-Siegfried pulls no punches as she imagines what she'd ask the fossil fuel executives who will be questioned about their role in climate change at a House Oversight and Reform Committee meeting.

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Renewable Energy Advocates Must Support Fossil Fuel Workers for a Just Transition

Union of Concerned Scientists

Science Network guest blogger Keeley Bombard lays out the economic and social concerns of those whose livelihoods have depended on a thriving fossil fuel industry, and makes the case for a transition to renewal energy that won't leave these communities behind.

Colorado’s Fossil Fuel Industry Wants to Buy Your Friendship. Don’t Be Fooled.

Union of Concerned Scientists

Climate Change Energy Scientific Integrity climate change impacts disinformation fossil fuel companiesA new UCS report found that the oil and gas industry has spent massive amounts of money in Colorado to buy political influence and block public health and environmental safeguards.

Court Case in Hawaii Against Fossil Fuel Companies Passes Major Milestone

Union of Concerned Scientists

Fossil fuel companies must now disclose internal documents. Climate Change climate accountability Climate Litigation Hawaii

Five Grid Plans to Cut Fossil Fuel Dependence

Union of Concerned Scientists

Replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy from wind and solar will depend on upgrading the electric power grid, which is currently plagued by planning delays and gridlock.

Phasing Out Fossil Fuel With Renewables and Grid Changes

Union of Concerned Scientists

A new law in Illinois will prod utilities and grid operators in the right direction. Energy clean energy Renewable energy

Aggregating the Harms of Fossil Fuels

Legal Planet

The decision at the Glasgow climate conference to phase down fossil fuels is an important step forward — and not just because of climate change. We think of fossil fuels as a source of climate change, but that’s only a one part of the problem.

Renewables smash fossil fuels at cost

A Greener Life

New research from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) confirms renewables are continuing to outpace fossil fuels on cost. They found that the share of renewable energy that achieved lower costs than the most competitive fossil fuel option doubled in 2020.

Guterres: The Ukraine war cant let us fall in love with fossil fuels again?

A Greener Life

Following the invasion of Ukraine by Russia , in the name of energy security countries have sought to increase the use of fossil fuels again, and one could be forgiven for thinking that the climate crisis has somehow disappeared. Photo credit: United Nations. By Anders Lorenzen.

As COP26 begins, 40 UK fossil fuel projects are awaiting approval 

A Greener Life

As COP26 begins in Glasgow, a study carried out by Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland (EWNI) and the New Economics Foundation has revealed that fossil fuel companies are preparing to seek approval for 40 new UK coal, oil and gas extraction projects by 2025.

European banks continue to fund fossil fuels?

A Greener Life

Barclays and HSBC are two of the major banks which continue to fund fossil fuel investments. A report by ShareAction has delivered a damning verdict on European banks connection to fossil fuel investments. Major European banks at the heart of continued fossil fuel support.

$18 billion to fossil fuels: Breaking Down the Numbers

Enviromental Defense

million for other categories of support to fossil fuels. A recent report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance found that the Government of Canada raised its level of support to fossil fuels by 40% from 2015–19 — the second-largest increase among the G-20.

Why plastics pollution is a fossil fuel problem

Eco Justice

The post Why plastics pollution is a fossil fuel problem appeared first on Ecojustice. Climate change and the pollution crisis are two sides of the same coin Climate change is one of the most existential threats of our time. As the world comes to. Read more.

We can quickly rid ourselves of Russian fossil fuels in a way that would also accelerate climate action ?

A Greener Life

A recent report has shed light on how we can wean ourselves off Russian fossil fuels faster than the EU and other countries are aiming for in ways that would also accelerate climate action. . An immediate embargo on Russian fossil fuels.

Let’s Make Fossil Fuel Polluters Pay—Five Ways to Thwart Their Smokescreen

Union of Concerned Scientists

A new proposed bill would finally set a precedent for fossil fuel companies to pay for the pollution they cause–which means they'll fight it with everything they've got.

Jim Crow and the Fossil Fuel Industry

Legal Planet

This being Black History Month, I thought it would be worthwhile looking at the fossil fuel industry’s racial history. The post Jim Crow and the Fossil Fuel Industry appeared first on Legal Planet.

Climate Experts at UCLA Sued by Fossil Fuel Industry Front Group

Union of Concerned Scientists

An effort to use open-records laws to bully and intimidate scientists. Climate Change California climate-change harassment of scientists open records laws Scientific Integrity

U.S. Agrees to End Fossil Fuel Financing Abroad

Scientific American

Environment Climate Change Fossil FuelsThe move could shift funding toward renewable energy projects in low-income countries. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

Maine $17B Pension Fund Directed To Divest From Fossil Fuels

Environmental Leader

billion from fossil fuels within 5 years and directs the Treasury to do the same with other state funds. The post Maine $17B Pension Fund Directed To Divest From Fossil Fuels appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. In a U.S.

Fossil Fuel CEOs to Testify in Congress: Five Greenwashing Claims Debunked

Union of Concerned Scientists

The House Oversight Committee must insist on the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Climate Change Energy #climatechange #ExxonKnew #ShellKnew American Petroleum Institute BP Chevron climate accountability climate deception Congress lobbying Shell US Chamber of Commerce

In a first for climate nuisance claims, a Hawai‘i State Court allowed Honolulu to proceed with its case against fossil fuel companies

Law Columbia

Starting in 2017, cities, counties, and states across the United States have filed claims (see here and here ) in state courts against fossil fuel companies seeking redress for the climate harms their products have caused. Fossil fuel company defendants want the cases heard in federal court, where they can argue that the cases should be quickly dismissed on the grounds that federal common law climate claims are displaced by the Clean Air Act. By Korey Silverman-Roati.

Put an End to Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Ocean Conservancy

Fossil fuels. Plastics are also made from fossil fuels, which means that more fossil fuel extraction leads to more plastics that can pollute our ocean. In 2020, fossil fuel companies claimed $8.2

Hydropower Withers in Drought, Boosting Fossil-Fuel Generation

Scientific American

Environment Fossil Fuels Renewable EnergyThe irony reveals the need for a greater mix of renewable energy sources. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

EU official says that Europe’s dependency on Russian fossil fuels is funding the war in Ukraine?

A Greener Life

A key member of the European Union (EU) has voiced concerns about the EU’’s dependency on Russian fossil fuels and the consequences thereof. . Furthermore, the block has said that it wants to make Europe free of Russian fossil fuels by 2030. Virginijus Sinkevicius.

Analysis: In the wake of the war in Ukraine, a German minister wants to increase fossil fuel production ?

A Greener Life

More fuel on the fire. Now Germany’s Finance Minister, Christian Lindner, has thrown more fuel on the fire by suggesting that, to ease its reliance on Russian gas, the country should rethink its ban on drilling for oil and gas in the North Sea. Christian Lindner.

Victory! Canada ends financing for international fossil-fuel projects in 2022

Enviromental Defense

Joining an ever growing list of countries from around the world, Canada pledged to end public financing for overseas fossil-fuel projects in 2022 and instead prioritize the clean energy transition. This commitment also doesn’t cover domestic fossil fuel subsidies.

Volvo To Build Cars Using Fossil Fuel-Free Steel

Environmental Leader

Volvo is collaborating with SSAB, a Swedish steelmaker, to manufacture cars using fossil fuel-free steel made with hydrogen by 2026. The post Volvo To Build Cars Using Fossil Fuel-Free Steel appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Spoiler Alert: We Can Still Knock the “Comet” Off Course. But We Can’t Squander Solutions.

Union of Concerned Scientists

Climate Change Energy clean energy climate change comet fossil fuel interests Renewable energy"Looking up" is not going to be enough.

Illinois Can Still Say “Knope” to Pawnee Gas Plant

Union of Concerned Scientists

The proposed methane gas plant makes it clear our fight against fossil fuel interests is not over. Energy air pollution CEJA climate change Fossil Fuels gas plant governor pritzker IEPA Illinois Lincoln Land Energy Center parks and rec Pawnee

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

Global Fossil Fuel Production Gap

Environmental Law Reporter

Global Fossil Fuel Production Gap. Rachel Jean-Baptiste. Wed, 12/01/2021 - 05:30. Volume. Issue.

Time of crisis reminds us why we must leave fossil fuels behind

Eco Justice

The post Time of crisis reminds us why we must leave fossil fuels behind appeared first on Ecojustice. One of the tenets of “disaster capitalism” is to never let a bad situation go to waste. As the people of Ukraine fight to defend their democracy, families flee the. Read more.

New report: As climate crisis worsens, federal government continues to give billions in subsidies and financing for fossil fuels

Enviromental Defense

Unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe Territories [Ottawa, ON] – A new report released today by Environmental Defence, Buyer Beware: Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Carbon Capture Fairy Tales in Canada , reveals Canada’s federal government provided at least $8.6

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.

PSEG Sells Generation Fleet As Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement Grows

Environmental Leader

New Jersey based Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) has announced the sale of its 13 fossil-fuel generating plants for approximately $1.92 The post PSEG Sells Generation Fleet As Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement Grows appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Bitcoin Miners Resurrect Fossil Fuel Power Plant, Drawing Backlash From Environmentalists

Yale E360

A cryptocurrency-mining operation in central New York has reopened a shuttered fossil fuel power plant to power 15,300 computer servers used to unlock bitcoins, raising concerns among environmentalists, the Associated Press reports.

Buyer Beware: Fossil Fuels Subsidies and Carbon Capture Fairy Tales in Canada

Enviromental Defense

A new report released today by Environmental Defence – Buyer Beware: Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Carbon Capture Fairy Tales in Canada – reveals that despite promises to phase out fossil fuel subsidies, the federal government provided the fossil fuel sector with at least $8.6

Canadian governments have spent $23 billion on fossil fuel pipelines since 2018

Enviromental Defense

Instead, it turns out that the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta have spent a minimum of $23 billion on fossil fuel pipelines since 2018. Take Action: Tell Canada to end subsides for fossil fuel projects.

Rising authoritarianism and worsening climate change share a fossil-fueled secret

Environmental News Bits

In my new book, “Global Burning: Rising Antidemocracy and the Climate Crisis,” I … Continue reading Rising authoritarianism and worsening climate change share a fossil-fueled secret.

Ask a Scientist: While Nations Dither, US Cities, Counties and States Are Suing Fossil Fuel Companies

Union of Concerned Scientists

An update on climate litigation from Dr. Merner after she moderated a workshop on the topic at the UN climate negotiations in Glasgow. Climate Change Uncategorized Ask a Scientist COP26

Fossil fuel investments could put Canadians’ pensions at risk

Eco Justice

The post Fossil fuel investments could put Canadians’ pensions at risk appeared first on Ecojustice.

Fossil Fuel Development to Exceed Global Climate Targets

Scientific American

Environment Climate Change Fossil FuelsPlanned oil, gas and coal production is not inline with countries’ pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.