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.

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.

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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.

$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.

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.

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.

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.

Global fossil fuel extraction plans are double what we can safely burn

New Scientist

C of warming means limiting the amount of fossil fuel we burn, but global extraction plans are already double that limitStaying under 1.5°C

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.

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.

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.

Harvard University pledges to divest from fossil fuels

Inhabitant

Harvard University president Lawrence Bacow has announced that the institution will divest from its fossil fuel holdings. The announcement came Tuesday, stating that the institution has already been cutting its investments in fossil fuels

MacArthur Foundation dumping fossil fuel investments

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story in Crain’s Chicago Business. The Chicago-based nonprofit joins Harvard University and the Rockefeller Foundation in shunning oil and gas investments and doubling down on a commitment to fight climate change. Read more → Climate change Illinois

UK plan to boost hydrogen production relies on fossil fuels

New Scientist

Production of hydrogen from fossil fuels with carbon capture and storage has been given the UK government’s backing, despite concerns that the technology does not capture all CO2 emissions, remains unproven commercially and perpetuates natural gas extraction

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.

Blame fossil fuels, not renewables, for the UK's winter energy crisis

New Scientist

Rising gas prices mean the UK is facing a difficult winter and some people are keen to point the blame at the shift to renewables – but relying on fossil fuels will always lead to cyclical crises

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

The methane impact of organic waste vs fossil fuel emissions

Inhabitant

While the focus is usually on fossil fuel emissions as the main climate change culprit, a new analysis by the nonprofit Energy Vision concludes that reducing emissions from organic waste would more steeply reduce methane. And it would cost less to accomplish

County in Washington State First in U.S. To Ban New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

Yale E360

A county in Washington state has become the first such jurisdiction in the United States to ban new fossil fuel infrastructure, following a lengthy battle over the impact of oil refineries on the local community.

Fossil Fuels Received $5.9 Trillion In Subsidies in 2020, Report Finds

Yale E360

Coal, oil, and natural gas received $5.9 trillion in subsidies in 2020 — or roughly $11 million every minute — according to a new analysis from the International Monetary Fund. Read more on E360

Volvo Plans to Build Cars Using Fossil Fuel-Free Steel

Yale E360

Volvo has announced plans to manufacture cars using fossil fuel-free steel by 2026. The company is partnering with Swedish steel firm SSAB to source steel made with hydrogen. Read more on E360

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.

Statement from Julia Levin, Senior Climate and Energy Program Manager, on the 2021 UN Production Gap Report on Fossil Fuel Production and Climate Change

Enviromental Defense

– In Canada, and across the world, we need to rapidly wind down production of fossil fuels in order to limit catastrophic levels of warming, save millions of lives, and end harm to frontline communities. Ottawa, Ont.

G20 nations subsidized $3 trillion in fossil fuels since Paris agreement

Inhabitant

Despite promises, G20 nations continue to invest in fossil fuels amid the climate crisis

From Bach to Bull *: How Facebook Mismanages Disinformation (and What to Do About It)

Union of Concerned Scientists

Science and Democracy climate-change disinformation fossil fuel companies social mediaSocial media needs new rules to stop it from undermining the public good.

The UK energy crisis shows why it is time to look beyond fossil fuels

New Scientist

The gas crisis fatally undermines the argument that fossil fuels provide a stable, economically viable solution to satisfying our future energy needs

Harvard moves to complete fossil fuel investment exit, invests in green economy solutions

Environmental News Bits

Harvard University’s $42 billion endowment fund manager is moving to complete its exit from fossil fuel companies, according to a statement by Harvard President Lawrence Bacow outlining the university’s action on addressing climate change. Read the full story at ESG Today.

Warming Trends: Radio From a Future Free of Fossil Fuels, Vegetarianism Not Hot on Social Media and Overheated Umpires Make Bad Calls

Inside Climate News

By Katelyn Weisbrod What does a fossil fuel-free future sound like? Fossil Fuels Science Climate Change Sweden Warming TrendsA column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations, books, cultural events and other developments from the global warming frontier.

Shady ships: Retail giants pollute communities and climate with fossil-fueled ocean shipping

Environmental News Bits

This report exposes the untold environmental and public health impacts of retail companies’ reliance on fossil-fueled maritime shipping to bring products into the United States. Download the document. Read more → Publications Retail Supply chain Transportation

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.

Amid Troubles for Fossil Fuels, Has the Era of ‘Peak Oil’ Arrived?

Yale E360

For years, analysts have predicted that rising world oil consumption would peak and start declining in the coming decades. But with a recent string of setbacks for big oil companies and the rapid advance of electric vehicles, some now say that “peak oil” is already here. Read more on E360

New Study Finds Climate Change Exacerbates Neighborhood Smog

Union of Concerned Scientists

Climate Change Clean Air Act fossil fuel companies ozone SmogThis groundbreaking report is important for three main reasons: impact, scale, and attribution.

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.

Scotiabank Doesn’t Just Fund Billions In Fossil Fuels – It Funds Anti-Climate Lobbying

Enviromental Defense

Canada’s big five banks are deservedly feeling more heat lately about their funding of fossil fuels. They are among the worst in the world, pumping $727 billion into fossil fuels since the Paris Agreement was signed, while scoring among the lowest on having policies to rectify this.

Behind the tech evian says ‘decouples PET from fossil fuels’ and ‘keeps plastic out of nature’

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at Food Navigator. Danone’s water brand evian has launched a new prototype bottle that leverages what it describes as a ‘revolutionary’ new process developed by clean tech company Loop Industries. The business says the bottle marks a ‘significant milestone’ towards its 2025 target to transition to 100% rPET. We take a… Read more → Food and beverage manufacturing Packaging

New tool factors effects of fossil-fuel emissions on ocean research

Environmental News Bits

A newly developed tool will allow scientists to better gauge how centuries of fossil fuel emissions could be skewing the data they collect from marine environments. Read the full story from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Read more → Oil and gas industry Publications Water

This powerful Democrat linked to fossil fuels will craft the U.S. climate plan

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story in the New York Times. Senator Joe Manchin is already a crucial swing vote in the Democrats’ sweeping budget bill. But he will also write the details of its climate change program. Read more → Climate change Public policy

More Countries Join Global Pledge to Cut Methane Emissions

Scientific American

Environment Climate Change Fossil FuelsDozens of nations, representing 30 percent of the world’s emissions, have indicated support ahead of crucial climate talks. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

Electric Vehicle Adoption Not Happening Fast Enough to Meet Climate Goals

Scientific American

Environment Climate Change Fossil FuelsJust 30 percent of cars on the road will be electric by 2050 under current policies, the U.S. Energy Information Administration says. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.