Fossil Fuels Stories Today

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fossil Fuels Stories May 10, 2018

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news.

Today on EGEB, a new ICO aims to deploy crypto-currency to bring solar power to Third World countries. The U.S. Department of Energy is considering nationalizing failing dirty utility providers and energy producers for the sake of “national security”. Indian coal industry is in serious trouble as it’s being outclassed by its solar competitors. expand full story

Fossil Fuels Stories February 24, 2017


The biofuel and oil industries, which were both heavily subsidized over the years, are now working together to lobby against electric vehicle incentives under the pretext that they are seeking “a level playing field”.

Their respective main lobbying groups made the announcement this week. expand full story

Fossil Fuels Stories December 19, 2016


In its latest ‘World Energy outlook’ report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) found that fossil-fuel subsidies dropped sharply by 35% last year – from almost $500 billion in 2014 to $325 billion in 2015. It’s a significant improvement, but the industry remains largely over-subsidized relative to the renewable energy industry, which receives about half the monetary value in subsidies – $150 billion. expand full story

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