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  • US government focus on fossil fuels and nuclear is out of touch with mainstream America

    Are those in Congress and the White House who embrace the agendas of coal, oil, gas, and nuclear industries in sync … or out of touch … with the mainstream of America? A new survey of 1,049 Americans conducted October 21-24, 2011 by ORC International for the nonprofit and nonpartisan Civil Society Institute (CSI) finds that most Americans - including an often ...


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  • Fossil Fuels Dominate Primary Energy Consumption

    Coal, natural gas, and oil accounted for 87 percent of global primary energy consumption in 2012, as the growth of worldwide energy use continued to slow due to the economic downturn, according to a new Vital Signs Online trend released by the Worldwatch Institute (www.worldwatch.org). The relative weight of these energy sources keeps shifting, although only slightly. ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Renewables outperform fossil fuels in Chile tender

    Last week Chile’s National Energy Commission awarded contracts for the supply of 1,200 gigawatt hours of energy to unregulated customers in Chile. Thirty-one companies competed for the 20-year contracts, with wind and solar projects going head-to-head on price with coal generation plant. As the winners were announced the results threw up some significant game changers which echo a new and ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • Fossil fuel investments cost major funds billions

    Corporate Knights, together with 350.org and South Pole Group, has launched the Clean Capitalist Decarbonizer, an interactive tool that allows users to determine the financial impact of divesting from carbon heavy companies. ...


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  • Denmark to become fossil fuel-free by 2050

    According to the Danish climate commission, Denmark could become fossil fuel-free by 2050, at a net cost of just US$2.95 billion. The report that sets the fossil fuel free goal makes the case for investing an amount equivalent to 0.5% of the country's annual GDP in renewable energy. The climate commission claims that prices of fossil fuels will rise over the next four decades, while renewables ...


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  • Prices fail to reflect fossil fuels` real costs

    Forget the price of petrol at the pumps. The true cost of any fossil fuel is much greater if social costs are factored in, according to new research. A climate scientist in the US reports in Climatic Change journal that American motorists get a gallon of gasoline for at least $3.80 less than it really costs, and the price of ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Climate meeting to discuss future of fossil fuels

    After concluding that global warming almost certainly is man-made and poses a grave threat to humanity, the U.N.-sponsored expert panel on climate change is moving on to the next phase: what to do about it. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, will meet next week in Berlin to chart ways in which the world can curb the greenhouse gas emissions that scientists say are overheating ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fossil Fuel Development in the Arctic is a Bad Investment

    By Emily E. Adams Even master chess players can miss a great move when they have been primed to look for a different one. To explore this phenomenon, researchers tracked master chess players’ eye movements when given chessboards with different layouts. With the first board, players could reach checkmate using a familiar move. When given the second chessboard, the players' eyes kept looking ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Daimer Releases Pressure Washers Emitting No Fossil Fuels

    Daimer Industries, Inc.®, the leading name in advanced pressure washer machines to over 200 countries, is helping the environment by introducing a system that will not contribute to global warming. The company has launched a powerful and reliable commercial pressure washer system with zero emission of ozone-depleting fuels that lead to greenhouse gases. ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • IEA calls for end to fossil fuel subsidies

    The chief economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA) has urged the world to slash hundreds of billions of dollars of fossil fuel subsidies or face the prospect of a catastrophic 3.5 degrees Centigrade rise in global temperatures. "Today $409 billion equivalent of fossil fuels subsidies are in place which encourage developing countries - where the bulk of the energy demand and CO2 ...


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  • Closing the $70 Billion Climate Finance Gap – End Fossil Fuel Subsidies

    The world’s developed countries have committed to mobilize $100 billion a year by 2020, from public and private sources, to help developing countries adapt to the impacts of climate change and reduce their emissions. The latest accounting of climate finance shows there is a gap of about $70 billion. Closing that gap is critical to building the trust necessary to ...


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  • End fossil fuel subsidies now, says OECD and IEA

    Governments and taxpayers spent about half a trillion dollars last year supporting the production and consumption of fossil fuels. Removing inefficient subsidies would raise national revenues and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, according to OECD and IEA analyses. The G-20 Leaders in 2009 agreed to phase out subsidies that "encourage wasteful consumption, reduce our energy security, impede ...


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  • Fossil Fuel Subsidies Hamper Pathway to Inclusive Green Economy, Experts Say

    Fossil fuel subsidies are contributing to fiscal instability and undermining governments' efforts to combat serious economic and environmental challenges, such as climate change, and the transition to an inclusive green economy, according to experts. "Reforming Fossil Fuel Subsidies for an Inclusive Green Economy" is the theme of the two-day event co-organized by UNEP, IMF, GIZ and the ...

  • ANDRITZ and Metsä Fibre successfully perform joint program to eliminate fossil fuel use in lime kiln at Joutseno mill, Finland

    NDRITZ and Metsä Fibre have successfully collaborated on a program to maximize reduction of the use of fossil fuels, as well as improve the overall performance of the lime kiln at the Joutseno mill in Finland. The goal of the program, entitled “Gasification Plant 100% Utilization Rate”, was to maximize the availability of all equipment, including the wood processing plant, dryer, ...


    By ANDRITZ AG

  • Solar Photovoltaics Gaining Momentum and Poised to Challenge Fossil Fuels, Say IEEE Solar Experts

    Within the next 10 years, solar photovoltaic (PV) systems have the potential to be the most economical form of generating electricity, even compared to traditional fossil fuels, say solar energy experts from IEEE, the world's largest technical professional association. To achieve this cost parity, the global industry must continue to improve the efficiency of solar PV cell technologies and create ...

  • President Requests $842.1 Million for Fossil Energy Programs

    President Obama’s FY 2016 budget seeks $842.1 million for the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to advance technologies related to the reliable, efficient, affordable and environmentally sound use of fossil fuels, implement ongoing federal responsibilities at the Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves, and manage the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Northeast Gasoline Supply Reserve and Northeast ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • President Requests $711.0 Million for Fossil Energy Programs

    President Obama’s FY 2015 budget seeks $711.0 million for the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to advance technologies related to the reliable, efficient, affordable and environmentally sound use of fossil fuels as well as manage the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and Northeast Home Heating oil Reserve to provide strategic and economic security against disruptions in U.S. oil supplies. The request ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Report: Fossile Energy Will Cost Double Renewable By 2030

    A commonly repeated mantra is that renewable energy technologies are too expensive, or require high investments. Which suggests that the alternative to renewable energy – the current fossil-based energy infrastructure - is cheaper, or requires less investments. But does that view hold true? A look at global energy cost developments shows – Fossil ...


    By SolaVis

  • EPRI-DOE Joint Report on Fossil Fleet Transition with Fuel Changes and Large Scale Variable Renewable Integration Now Available

    A new report “Fossil Fleet Transition with Fuel Changes and Large Scale Variable Renewable Integration” from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and jointly funded by the Offices of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE), Fossil ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Fossil fuels have to be reduced by 50% until 2035 to reach the global climate targets

    The WBA board, during its meeting in Nairobi, discussed the results of the G7 summit on the future of renewable energy. The target towards a fossil free economy in this century gives an important signal to the renewable energy industry like bioenergy. Now a global road map is needed toward this target with clear milestones that correspond to the IPCC findings on climate mitigation. As president ...

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