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Trump Admin Set to Announce Bullshit Plan to Build Dirtier Cars That Cost More to Drive

Donald Trump’s administration is set to gut Barack Obama-era fuel efficiency standards on Tuesday, the New York Times reported, in a huge middle finger to anyone who cares about the environment and likely the White House’s biggest backtrack in federal climate policy.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Climate Change, White House, Environment, Cars, Barack Obama, Automotive, Pollution, Fossil Fuels, New York Times, Automobiles, Donald Trump, Dirtier Cars That Cost More To Drive, Trump Admin Set


Fossil Fuels Should Come With Cigarette-Style Warning Labels, Experts Say

Research shows that when labels on cigarette packages display nasty photos of the harm that smoking causes, it can help encourage smokers to kick the habit. Now, experts are looking to apply the same logic to fossil fuels.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fossil Fuels, Oil And Gas, Fossil Fuel Industry


Aberdeen: teetering between its high-carbon past and a green future

A city more reliant than most on oil and gas reserves hopes to profit from a shift to net zeroAberdeen is one of the few cities in the world where your taxi driver is almost guaranteed to know the global market price for oil.It is the second week of March in the capital of the North Sea oil and gas industry and Aberdonians have witnessed one of the sharpest oil price slumps in a generation. The Granite City is still one week away from a market collapse even deeper than the 2016 price crash. Cont...
Tags: Energy, Business, Climate Change, Scotland, Environment, Oil, UK News, Commodities, Energy industry, Aberdeen, Gas, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, North Sea, Granite City


We Can Increase Life Expectancy Without Fossil Fuels

Oil and gas companies love to tell us how much we need their products.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Fossil Fuels, Fuck Fossil Fuels


How Fossil Fuel Companies Could Profit From the Covid-19 Stimulus Package

On Wednesday, the Senate approved a $2 trillion covid-19 stimulus package. It could spell disaster for the climate.Read more...
Tags: Science, Senate, Fossil Fuels, Stimulus, Coronavirus, Covid 19


The Plastics Industry Is Trying to Cash In on the Covid-19 Pandemic

The covid-19 pandemic is forcing many of us to change our best-intentioned behaviors. We’re withholding physical affection, even when our loved ones are in distress. We’re not patronizing our favorite bars, even though they’re struggling to stay afloat.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fossil Fuels, Plastic Pollution, Coronavirus


Study: global banks 'failing miserably' on climate crisis by funneling trillions into fossil fuels

Analysis of 35 leading investment banks shows financing of more than $2.66tn for fossil fuel industries since the Paris agreement The world’s largest investment banks have funnelled more than £2.2tn ($2.66tn) into fossil fuels since the Paris agreement, new figures show, prompting warnings they are failing to respond to the climate crisis.The US bank JP Morgan Chase, whose economists warned that the climate crisis threatens the survival of humanity last month, has been the largest financier of f...
Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Environment, US, Bank Of America, World news, Banking, US news, Fossil Fuels, Paris, Jp Morgan, Jp Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo


'It's a nightmare': Fife residents demand inquiry into flaring at petrochemical plant

Issue symbolises disconnect between Holyrood’s climate rhetoric and what happens on the ground, say residentsWhen Linda Erskine looked outside her window last week, she saw an intense flare from the Mossmorran petrochemical plant in Fife. The flaring, which she says collapses night into day, can be seen more than 20 miles away in Edinburgh.Erskine, a local Labour councillor, describes living in Lochgelly, a former mining community neighbouring Mossmorran, as unpleasant. “When that flare goes, th...
Tags: Climate Change, Scotland, Environment, ExxonMobil, UK News, Oil and gas companies, Air Pollution, Fossil Fuels, Holyrood, Lochgelly, Mossmorran, Linda Erskine, Edinburgh Erskine


Indiana Is About to Bail Out the Coal Industry for Some Reason

Indiana’s General Assembly fast-tracked a bill on Tuesday that will make it harder to shut down coal-fired power plants. The Indiana bill would delay shutdowns by requiring state officials to review all utilities’ plans for plant closures, hold public hearings, and then issue a report on whether or not the closure is…Read more...
Tags: Science, Republicans, Indiana, Coal, Fossil Fuels, General Assembly


Amazon group turns to solar canoes in fight against rainforest oil devastation

Achuar community also hope innovation will reduce amount of oil taken from forest only to be brought back as pollutionA canoe slides noiselessly upstream through a landscape of luminous bright clouds reflected in the water. A team of young indigenous people are onboard.Such vessels are an essential and ubiquitous part of life in the Ecuadorian Amazon, but this one boasts a hugely symbolic difference from its predecessors. It is powered by the sun. Continue reading...
Tags: Amazon, Energy, Environment, Oil, Americas, Renewable Energy, World news, Conservation, Fossil Fuels, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Amazon Rainforest, Solar Power, Ecuador


Here comes the sun canoe, as Amazonians take on Big Oil

Ecuadorian indigenous groups hope innovation will reduce amount of oil taken from forest only to be brought back as pollutionA canoe slides noiselessly upstream through a landscape of luminous bright clouds reflected in the water. A team of young indigenous people are onboard.Such vessels are an essential and ubiquitous part of life in the Ecuadorian Amazon, but this one boasts a hugely symbolic difference from its predecessors. It is powered by the sun. Continue reading...
Tags: Amazon, Energy, Environment, Oil, Americas, Renewable Energy, World news, Conservation, Fossil Fuels, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Amazon Rainforest, Solar Power, Ecuador


Peruvian leader appeals to watchdog over 'terrible harm' caused by oil firm

Chief representative of Quechua communities in north Peru urges OECD to support battle against ‘the tainting of land and rivers’An Amazonian leader has travelled from Peru to the Netherlands to lodge a complaint with the global trade watchdog about an Amsterdam-based oil firm, demanding that the company clean up decades of pollution from his people’s lands. .Aurelio Chino has accused Pluspetrol of using “letterbox” holding companies in tax havens like the Netherlands to avoid paying taxes in dev...
Tags: Environment, Oil, World news, Fossil Fuels, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Global development, Peru, OECD, Sustainable Development, Environmental Sustainability, Pluspetrol, Aurelio Chino


Carbon emissions fall as electricity producers move away from coal

Global emissions down by 2% amid mild winter and reduced use of coal-fired power plants Carbon emissions from the global electricity system fell by 2% last year, the biggest drop in almost 30 years, as countries began to turn their backs on coal-fired power plants.A new report on the world’s electricity generation revealed the steepest cut in carbon emissions since 1990 as the US and the EU turned to cleaner energy sources. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Business, Climate Change, Environment, US, Renewable Energy, Eu, World news, Energy industry, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Ethical and green living, Wind Power, Energy Efficiency, Solar Power


Exxon Derides Oil Firms' Efforts to Not Burn Down the Planet as a 'Beauty Match'

In the pantheon of companies that have destroyed the climate, ExxonMobil has long sat on the throne. It’s spread disinformation for decades even as it knew the risks of its products, is the largest investor-owned source of emissions since 1980, and the third-biggest driver of ocean acidification since 1880. And on…Read more...
Tags: Science, ExxonMobil, Fossil Fuels, Carbon Dioxide, Exxon, Big Oil, Exxon Knew, Climate Policy


Natural Gas Is A Bad Investment

Natural gas is the fastest growing energy source in the U.S., and that’s a big problem. Last year, gas was the number one contributor to the growth in U.S. carbon emissions. When gas infrastructure leaks, it also emits methane, a gas that recent research shows is even worse for the climate than previous dire estimates…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fossil Fuels, Shareholders, Natural Gas


ExxonMobil 'tried to get European Green Deal watered down'

Climate lobbying watchdog claims US oil giant met EC officials in run-up to policyThe US oil firm ExxonMobil met key European commission officials in an attempt to water down the European Green Deal in the weeks before it was agreed, according to a climate lobbying watchdog.Documents unearthed by InfluenceMap revealed that Exxon lobbyists met Brussels officials in November to urge the EU to limit its carbon-pricing scheme to “stationary” sources, such as power plants, and exclude tailpipe emissi...
Tags: Europe, Business, Climate Change, Environment, Oil, US, ExxonMobil, Eu, European Union, Oil and gas companies, US news, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, European Commission, Brussels, EC


The EPA's Proposal to Restrict Science Somehow Gets Worse

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a new draft of one of its most controversial plans, somehow taking it from bad to worse. Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Fossil Fuels, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency EPA


Climate campaigners condemn 'insidious' cocktail party for MPs and coal industry

Parliament House event represents an effort to undermine climate action, environmental group 350 Australia saysEnvironmental campaigners say a cocktail night involving the fossil fuel industry and federal politicians represents an “insidious” lobbying effort to undermine climate action.The pro-coal Liberal MP Craig Kelly and Labor’s Joel Fitzgibbon will host a cocktail event at Parliament House to discuss carbon capture and storage with industry leaders on Wednesday night. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Labor, Climate Change, Australia, Environment, Australia news, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Liberal, Parliament House, Joel Fitzgibbon, Craig Kelly, Carbon capture and storage (CCS


Plan to drain Congo peat bog for oil could release vast amount of carbon

Drilling in one of the greatest carbon sinks on the planet could release greenhouse gases equivalent to Japan’s annual emissions, experts warnThe world’s largest tropical peatlands could be destroyed if plans go ahead to drill for oil under the Congo basin, according to an investigation that suggests draining the area would release the same amount of carbon dioxide as Japan emits annually.Preserving the Congo’s Cuvette Centrale peatlands, which are the size of England and store 30bn tonnes of ca...
Tags: Energy, Japan, England, Climate Change, Africa, Environment, Oil, World news, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Paris, Congo, Congo-Brazzaville


Cracks Are Starting to Show in the World's Fossil Fueled Infrastructure

On Wednesday, a British appeals court issued a ruling that Heathrow Airport’s long-planned third runway expansion in London is illegal due to its climate impacts that planners failed to adequately account for. The move is the latest in a decade-plus of wrangling over the expansion that would be a climate disaster.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, London, Fossil Fuels, Heathrow Airport, Climate Crisis, Climate Lawsuits


Great Australian Bight: Equinor abandons plans to drill for oil

Norwegian oil company announces it has scrapped its $200m plan to deepwater drill in Great Australian Bight Marine ParkNorwegian oil giant Equinor has abandoned plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight, declaring the controversial project did not make commercial sense.The company said on Tuesday it had told federal, South Australian and local authorities it had decided to scrap the $200m project to deepwater drill in the Great Australian Bight Marine Park. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Business, Environment, Oil, Australia news, Fossil Fuels, Australian politics, South Australia, Great Australian Bight, Equinor


World's Biggest Fossil Fuel Funder Notes Climate Change Could End 'Human Life as We Know it'

The finance industry is issuing some of the direst warnings about climate change while funding the industry most responsible for it. Today’s example: JP Morgan.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fossil Fuels, Jp Morgan, Climate Crisis


As Nobel prize winners, we demand Justin Trudeau stop the Teck Frontier mine | Nobel prize winners

All new projects that enable fossil fuel growth are an affront to our state of climate emergency. It is a disgrace Canada is considering themDear Prime Minister Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Freeland, The year 2020 has already become one defined by devastating impacts of climate change. While we celebrated the ambition of countries – including Canada – that demanded the enshrinement of 1.5C in the Paris climate agreement, it is increasingly clear that even this is a compromise with deeply tr...
Tags: Energy, Environment, Americas, World news, Gas, Canada, Fossil Fuels, Paris, Justin Trudeau, Trudeau, Freeland, Teck Frontier


Please, For the Love of All Things Holy, Stop Pretending Natural Gas Is a 'Transition Fuel'

Look, the story of Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential debate is the very public evisceration of former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg. But hey, some other stuff happened, too! Even some climate stuff, including letting Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Bloomberg’s mutilated corpse perpetuate one of the biggest myths in climate…Read more...
Tags: Science, Bloomberg, Fossil Fuels, Natural Gas, Amy Klobuchar, Mike Bloomberg, 2020 Election, Sen Amy Klobuchar


Labor to announce net zero emissions target by 2050 and will oppose taxpayer funding of new coal power

Exclusive: Anthony Albanese is expected to confirm in speech on Friday that Labor will oppose using Kyoto carryover creditsLabor has locked in behind a target of net zero emissions by 2050, and will oppose taxpayer funding of new coal-fired power plants, in the party’s first major decisions about climate policy for the next federal election.As well as adopting the clear 2050 target that Scott Morrison appears reluctant to sign up to, in part because of rolling combat within the Coalition, Guardi...
Tags: Energy, Labor, Climate Change, Environment, Australia news, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Australian politics, Queensland, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Kyoto, Anthony Albanese, Coalition Guardian Australia


How Climate Change Could Bring About the Next Great Recession

Our weather is becoming more extreme, litigation is targeting fossil fuel companies—and our whole economic system is at risk of imploding if the energy sector doesn’t prepare for climate change, financial experts warn.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Recession, Fossil Fuels, Globalization, Climate Crisis


The Jeff Bezos Climate Superpower That's Bigger Than $10 Billion

The richest guy on Earth has decided maybe spending a few bucks to save the planet isn’t such a bad idea.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Investments, Fossil Fuels, Jeff Bezos, Donations, Big Oil


Anthony Albanese backs Adani coalmine but criticises proposed Collinsville power plant

The ALP leader says a feasibility study into a new coal-fired power station in Queensland is ‘hush money’ for climate scepticsAnthony Albanese says he supports jobs and economic activity from the Adani coalmine, but he has blasted a feasibility study into a new coal-fired power plant in Collinsville as “hush money” for climate sceptics in the Coalition.In Queensland on Wednesday for his fourth “vision statement” since taking the Labor leadership, Albanese told reporters the ALP needed to improve...
Tags: Energy, Labor, Environment, Australia news, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Australian politics, Queensland, Labor party, National party, Anthony Albanese, Adani Group, Carmichael Coalmine, Adani, Collinsville, Albanese


Justin Trudeau urges 'dialogue and mutual respect' to end rail blockade

Canadian prime minister: ‘I know patience is running short’Indigenous activists are protesting against C$6.6bn gas pipelineJustin Trudeau has called for patience and dialogue as his government seeks a peaceful end to a rail blockade that has shut down freight and passenger traffic. But the Canadian prime minister is under increasing pressure from the Conservative opposition to clear the tracks.For almost two weeks, protesters across the country have taken up the cause of the Wet’suwet’en indigen...
Tags: Energy, Protest, Environment, Americas, World news, Canada, Fossil Fuels, Rail transport, Indigenous Peoples, British Columbia, Justin Trudeau, Trudeau, Coastal GasLink


Santos, Nine and big banks paid tens of thousands for pre-election political access

Analysis of donation disclosures suggests about 114 companies and lobby groups may have purchased business forum memberships worth $4.7mFossil fuel giant Santos, two of the major banks and Nine Entertainment were among the big corporates that paid tens of thousands of dollars to mix with Labor and Liberal politicians through party business forums in the lead-up to the 2019 federal election.The major parties have long relied on business forum and observer programs as a significant source of funds...
Tags: Business, Australia news, Banking, Fossil Fuels, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland politics, Labor party, Australian Greens, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Santos, Australian Political Donations, Nine Entertainment, Labor and Liberal