Fossil Fuels Stories January 16

BlackRock, world’s largest investment manager, drops thermal coal

BlackRock, the world’s largest investment manager, announced that it will no longer invest in thermal coal. It also said it will drop company directors who fail to act on financial risks from climate change.

Fossil Fuels Stories January 11

  • Greta Thunberg and 20 other young activists are calling on world leaders to abandon fossil fuels.
  • London has installed three awesome “City Trees,” which are moss towers that eat pollution.
  • This tiny house is not only seriously cute, it’s also eco-friendly and resistant to natural disasters.
  • And more…

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Fossil Fuels Stories December 24, 2019

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • FTSE adds more fossil-fuel companies to its “ethical” investment list, the FTSE4Good indices.
  • YouTubers have successfully planted 20 million trees in less than two months w/ #TeamTrees.
  • New Jersey awards 45 community solar projects to low- to moderate-income communities.

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Fossil Fuels Stories November 15, 2019

Senate interviews deputy energy secretary for top position at DOE

US Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette had his first Senate hearing for the post of secretary of energy yesterday. He was tapped by Donald Trump to replace Rick Perry. Brouillette previously worked for Ford as a VP of their policy team. Here’s a snapshot of his thoughts on green energy and fossil fuels.

Fossil Fuels Stories September 17, 2019

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • US coal shipments reach the lowest level since 1983.
  • #CoveringClimateNow — more than 250 media outlets are on the green energy and climate change beat this week.
  • The pros (yes, you read that right) and cons of fossil fuels.
  • Women’s leadership in clean tech: London’s action plan.

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Fossil Fuels Stories August 5, 2019

In today’s EGEB:

  • Coastal saltwater — a new source of renewable energy?
  • The ACEEE releases the 2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard.
  • New Orleans considers wind power, but there is dissent.
  • Just 10% of fossil-fuel subsidies could pay for green energy.

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Fossil Fuels Stories July 17, 2019

In today’s EGEB:

  • A new study reveals the EROI for fossil fuels is worse than believed.
  • An architecture firm’s winning design for a Czech concert hall, which will be solely powered by rooftop solar.
  • Scotland’s massive amount of wind power.
  • Saudi Arabia to get its first utility-scale wind farm.
  • LA looks from coal…to gas?

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Fossil Fuels Stories May 9, 2019

A recent study projects that global fossil fuel subsidies totaled a staggering $5.2 trillion worldwide in 2017, and shows efficient pricing would have cut more than a quarter of global carbon emissions in 2015.

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Fossil Fuels Stories March 27, 2019

A recent Gallup poll shows most Americans support proposals that aim to “dramatically” reduce the use of fossil fuels. Solar and wind power also earned a strong show of support in the poll.

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Fossil Fuels Stories March 12, 2019

Exposure to air pollution is now a bigger killer worldwide than smoking, according to a new study.

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