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Fossil Fuel Subsidies

A Global Ecocide Rampage (WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 08.26.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

About 1.1 billion people, or 15 percent of the human race, depends upon killing our living planet for their daily livelihood.

Aussie Households Go Solar: Game-Changer

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Australia's household solar revolution has caught the government-owned electricity sector by surprise. More than one million Australians have already installed solar panels on their rooftops. It has caused demand for electricity from the grid to plummet.

Kate Sheppard

The Government Is Still Spending Billions To Subsidize Fossil Fuels

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Over the past five years, the Obama administration has repeatedly called for cutting fossil fuel subsidies in the form of tax breaks a...

Here's the Obvious Response to Climate Change Everyone Is Ignoring

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 07.13.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

I strongly suggest that it would be far more prudent to spend $2 trillion annually on future-proofing every town and city on planet Earth rather than subsidizing the demise of the human race and most other life-forms, too. Wouldn't you agree?

Jeremy Grantham: Tar Sands to Become a Stranded Asset

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 02.08.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

The head of the International Monetary Fund has warned that our planet is "perilously close" to a dangerous tipping point which will usher in "mercile...

Smooth Sailing: Wind Energy Is Breaking World and National Records

Javier Sierra | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Javier Sierra

it's simply astonishing that Congress still is to renew the Production Tax Credit (PTC), one of the several tax incentives that invest in job creation in the clean energy industry. Just wind supports 80,000 jobs in the U.S., and 72 percent of the equipment needed to build wind turbines is manufactured in our country.

Naradev Sano: "If Not Us, Then Who? If Not Now, Then When?"

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

What is perhaps most distressing for vulnerable countries like the Philippines and Bangladesh is the lack of urgency and political will demonstrated by rich nations to tackle the problem.

The World in 50 Years - An Energy Perspective

Badr Jafar | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Badr Jafar

If we are to succeed in seeing a less polluted, yet still prosperous, future, governments and societies alike must focus policy on promoting the fuels which strike the right balance between cost, scalability, efficiency, and environmental impact.

Obama 2.0: The Climate Rescue Plan

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 08.18.2013 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

If Obama can use his presidential authority to slash handouts to oil and gas groups, and plow that money into clean power instead, the IEA's much hoped for energy revolution will take a huge step towards becoming a reality.

'Exxon Hates Your Children,' New Ad Claims

Posted 12.05.2012 | Green

"Exxon Hates Your Children," a new ad targeting the fossil fuel industry declares. Two advocacy groups, Oil Change International and The Other 98%...

Global Fossil Fuel Subsidies 6 Times Greater Than Renewables Support Last Year

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green

DOHA, Qatar -- Hassan al-Kubaisi considers it a gift from above that drivers in oil- and gas-rich Qatar only have to pay $1 per gallon at the pump. "...

Killing Us With Coal: Why Do We Let Them Do It?

Kelly Rigg | Posted 12.15.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

How can it be that investment in clean energy is heading for a disappointing drop in 2012 while the International Energy Agency warns that without a radical change in direction, in just a few short years we will have closed the door to limiting global temperature rise to 2°?

WATCH: It's Time to Break Up With the Keystone XL

Heather Libby | Posted 09.29.2012 | Green
Heather Libby

Pipeline companies like Transcanada, Enbridge, Shell and Kinder Morgan remind me of guys who just won't take no for an answer. They're going to keep coming back no matter what we tell them, unless we cut them off for good.

Climate Emergency: A Five-Part Action Plan

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 09.22.2012 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

If we had acted 20 or 30 years ago, when the alarm bells were first sounded, the transition to a climate safe world could have been more gradual and less disruptive. Now, time is short.

InfoGraphic: $1 Trillion in Global Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

Stephen Kretzmann | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Stephen Kretzmann

There is likely more than $1 trilion annually provided for the production and consumption of oil, gas, and coal. That's a lot of money to be wasting and hiding, and it could be put to far better use for education, hunger, poverty, renewable energy, and many many other uses.

At Rio+20 Earth Summit, Two Places Where World Leaders Should Start

Frances Beinecke | Posted 08.20.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

World leaders are arriving here in Rio to address some of the most daunting issues facing our planet. To be sure, the myriad problems we now face because we haven't taken more action to address global warming and sustainable development can seem daunting. Here's where to start.

Rio+20 Earth Summit Atwitter About Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

Bob Keefe | Posted 08.19.2012 | Green
Bob Keefe

A "Twitter storm" raged on the Internet as hundreds of thousands of people around the world -- including EU commissioner for climate action Connie Hedegaard and celebrities such as NRDC trustee Robert Redford -- flooded the Web with #EndFossilFuelSubsidies tweets.

#EndingFossilFuelSubsidies in Pictures, Video & Tweets: Why Rio+20 Needs to Act

Jake Schmidt | Posted 08.19.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Citizens around the world are rallying for governments to clearly commit to phase out fossil fuel subsides at Rio+20. And here are some pictures, a video, and tweets which documents this strong public support.

The Public Supports Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies -- Let's See That as an Action From the Earth Summit

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Far from governments actually ending fossil fuel subsidies, the International Energy Agency reports that in 2012 governments are expected to spend nearly three times more money subsidizing fossil fuels than they did in 2009.

#EndFossilFuelSubsidies Taking Twitter by Storm

Jamie Henn | Posted 08.18.2012 | Green
Jamie Henn

A coordinated campaign to promote the hashtag #endfossilfuelsubsidies during the Rio+20 Earth Summit has taken the internet by storm today.

Stop Public Handouts to Oil, Gas and Coal Companies, Now

Robert Redford | Posted 08.18.2012 | Green
Robert Redford

We should not be subsidizing the destruction of our planet. Fossil fuels are literally cooking our planet, polluting our air and draining our wallets. Why should we continue to reward companies to do that?

Phasing-Out Fossil Fuel Subsidies Must Be One of the Major Outcomes of Rio+20

Jake Schmidt | Posted 08.15.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

What if I told you that governments around the world were spending almost $1 trillion dollars a year to subsidize activities that are driving global warming?

Countries Must End Fossil Fuel Subsidies at Rio+20

Jamie Henn | Posted 08.14.2012 | Green
Jamie Henn

How can world leaders at the Rio+20 Earth Summit next week show that they are serious about sustainable development and environmental protection? The answer is simple: end fossil fuel subsidies.

Stalking the Elusive Congressman

Bill McKibben | Posted 08.12.2012 | Green
Bill McKibben

We have a new tool. It's been coded so we can keep track of everyone on Capitol Hill, registering their position on fossil fuel subsidies -- and so that we can crowdsource the effort.

G8 Deaf to Climate Change Warnings by International Energy Agency

Kelly Rigg | Posted 07.21.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

When the chief economist for the International Energy Agency issues a dire warning, you'd think the world's leaders would sit up and take notice.