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This Shockingly Common Object Could Be A Key Weapon To Combat Climate Change

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.25.2015 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) -- One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at your fingertips or in your pocket right ...

We Can Achieve an Exciting, Low-Carbon Future Even If the Paris Climate Talks Fail

Jonathon Porritt | Posted 11.13.2015 | World
Jonathon Porritt

People aren't going to be dragged reluctantly into tomorrow's low-carbon economy, looking back mournfully over their shoulder at the familiar world they're leaving behind. It has to be a world that is so enticing, so technologically cutting-edge and so affordable that they will demand the benefits of a sustainable world.

Congress-Backed Interstate Oil Commission Called 911 When I Came to Ask About Climate

Steve Horn | Posted 10.15.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Congress decided to stop reauthorizing IOGCC every three years and instead introduced an amendment giving it de facto permanent reauthorization. For an entity of its clout, the public knows very little about IOGCC's inner-workings. And that's not without reason.

Fossil Fuel Execs Made Twice As Much As U.S. Pledged To Help Fight Climate Change Overseas

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top executives at the largest publicly held fossil fuel companies in the United States have made nearly $6 billion in the last five...

How Fossil Fuel Companies Get Paid to Pollute

Dominique Browning | Posted 05.29.2015 | Green
Dominique Browning

We are giving companies our money while they are making record profits -- and paying nothing for the harm they do us with their pollution.

Plains All American Gets a Sweetheart Deal From Taxpayers

Michelle Chan | Posted 05.26.2015 | Green
Michelle Chan

Last Tuesday, a company called Plains All American made a huge, oily mess along nine miles of California coast. A pipeline ruptured at around 10:45 am, and before the flow could be stopped about 105,000 gallons of crude had escaped--including about 21,000 into the Pacific Ocean.

Clean Energy Finds a Broader Market

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

Energy represents a critical challenge for our country (and the world). Moves to make the US more independent from the Middle East OPEC oil oligopoly was critical. With new technologies in fossil fuel production, we have made tremendous progress.

The New Normal: Gas Under $3

AP | JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The average price of gasoline will be below $3 a gallon in 2015, the government predicted Wednesday. If the sharply lower estimate h...

Fossil Fuel's New Strategy - Will It Work?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Carol Pierson Holding

The Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) just released an analysis of the "Financial Impact of the Coming Low-Carbon Transition," which computed the pote...

Oil Heirs Divesting From Fossil Fuels

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green

The Rockefeller family is divesting some of its massive fortune from fossil fuels, the New York Times reported on Sunday. The Rockefeller Brothers Fun...

Universities Make 'Cli-fi' Dreams Come True

J. L. Morin | Posted 09.07.2014 | Education
J. L. Morin

Universities are getting tough on environmental protection as they tackle challenges, through architecture, literature, hard science, and finance, bringing the new genre of climate-change fiction to life.

The Emerging Clean Energy Edge

Carl Pope | Posted 09.07.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

For the first time, a large fraction of the world's fossil fuels could be replaced at a lower cost by clean energy, with today's renewable technologies and prices. And virtually no further investments in fossil fuels make long-term economic sense.

Don't Bet on Coal and Oil Growth

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Even faced with weakening demand prospects, outdated investment patterns are driving fossil fuel companies to waste trillions of dollars in developing reserves and infrastructure that will be stranded as the world moves beyond 20th century energy.

The (Untapped) Carbon Conundrum

Thomas P. DiNapoli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Thomas P. DiNapoli

If the world burned all of its fossil fuel reserves, would the world as we know it be the same? The International Energy Agency, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and other reputable groups say that the answer is no. It would tip us into a climate catastrophe.

Let's Prevent This Crisis: A Letter to Harvard's President Faust

Mayor Michael Patrick McGinn | Posted 10.17.2013 | Green
Mayor Michael Patrick McGinn

Just as you have a duty to look out for Harvard's academic mission, the City of Seattle must look out for our employees, who rely on our pension system for a secure retirement. We also share a greater and overlapping responsibility -- one to our planet and to future generations.

Fossil Fuel Emission Must Stop, Economic Organization Warns

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2013 | Green

By Nina Chestney LONDON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - The world must eliminate emissions from burning fossil fuels in the second half of this cen...

Running Clean on EPA Carbon Rules

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 12.08.2013 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

At this moment, Senators and members of Congress are embroiled in the politics of the government shutdown and how it might affect their reelection nex...

If You Love the Ocean, Embrace Clean Energy

Catharine Lo | Posted 11.05.2013 | Hawaii
Catharine Lo

During a recent presentation about Hokule'a's worldwide voyage, Polynesian Voyaging Society president Nainoa Thompson remarked that if you want to save the Earth, save the ocean. "Out of four breaths you take," he said, "three come from the ocean."

A Better Way for Clean Energy Investment

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Mark Pfeifle

While many Americans would like to see us move toward "green energy" as a means to reduce our dependency on foreign oil and fossil fuels in general, such a move should be driven by market forces, not the strong arm of government and crony capitalism.

The Politics of Energy Is Changing

Mohamed Nasheed | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Mohamed Nasheed

Bad energy policy is not just polluting our planet; it is polluting our politics, and warping international relations. It is the invisible force holding nations in thrall to dictators, causing conflicts and repressing human rights.

If It's Broke, Fix It: President's Economic Agenda, Paired with Action on Climate Change, Is a Winning Strategy for Building a New Economy

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Reshoring our manufacturing sector will do a lot to revive our economy. America needs to start making things again. And if we do it by doubling clean energy production and rebuilding our infrastructure, we'll help fight climate change, too.

Ride the Future Tour

Susan Jones | Posted 04.16.2013 | Green
Susan Jones

How do I make the world like and want electric vehicles faster? Finally, after a year and a half of planning, we are hitting the road on July 4th from Charleston, SC. The electric car, electric motorcycle, and electric scooter will travel for about 43 days on back roads across America.

Smoke and Mirrors: Obama DOE Fracked Gas Export Study Contractor's Tobacco Roots

Steve Horn | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

With easily apparent deep-seated roots dating back to the halcyon days of Big Tobacco, the DOE's NERA selection raises the question: Can one view the NERA/Obama DOE economic findings on LNG exports as anything but a deeply cynical PR ploy?

Is Energy Obama's Internet?

Theodore Johnson | Posted 02.04.2013 | Green
Theodore Johnson

Just as President Clinton presided over the Internet boom that accompanied rapid economic growth in the late '90s, the nation may be on the verge of an energy boom that will define the Obama economy -- and his presidency's legacy.

Problems With the Math: Is 350's Carbon Divestment Campaign Complete?

Christian Parenti | Posted 01.29.2013 | Green
Christian Parenti

I am all for dumping carbon stocks, if for no other reason than a sense of decency and honor. And the spectacle of targeting the enemy -- giving them a name and an address -- is great, but it needs to be linked to other forms of leverage.