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How Exactly Will We Move Away from Fossil Fuels?

Andrew Winston | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

As the world migrates away from carbon-based fuels, trillions of barrels of oil and billions of tons of coal -- the assets sitting on the books of energy companies -- will become "stranded," or worthless. It's a compelling argument, but only if we can answer a key question.

Davos: An Unmissable Opportunity for Progress

Yvo de Boer | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Yvo de Boer

There are some who have asked whether the World Economic Forum (WEF) serves a useful purpose. In my experience the answer to that is yes. How often do you bump into world leaders and CEOs around a coffee table?

Econocide by Carbon

William S. Becker | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
William S. Becker

The international community is on a runaway coal train, the train is speeding toward a terrible wreck, and there appears to be no way to stop it. That...

World Bank, Coal, and the Right Side of History

Justin Guay | Posted 09.09.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

The World Bank's proposal to end coal financing reflects 21st century realities - severe public health and climate change impacts associated with coal...

Bending the Global Temperature Rise Arc

Howard Learner | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
Howard Learner

The science is clear that global climate change is occurring. That debate is over. How much can mitigation measures bend the arc on rising temperatures?

We Don't Need to Sugarcoat the Cure for Climate Change

Kelly Rigg | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Here's a question I bet no one has ever asked before: What do Mary Poppins and the International Energy Agency have in common? Answer: Both like to dish out their medicine with a spoonful of sugar.

Energy Efficiency Simply Makes Sense

Maria van der Hoeven | Posted 05.25.2013 | Green
Maria van der Hoeven

What simple tool offers the entire world an extended energy supply, increased energy security, lower carbon emissions, cleaner air and extra time to mitigate climate change? Energy efficiency.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Coal Booms Amid Climate Concerns

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 12.18.2012 | Green

In a report destined to frustrate advocates for global action on climate change, the Paris-based International Energy Agency projected Tuesday morning...

The Price for Energy Independence

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 01.19.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Move over OPEC, North America is about to become a net exporter of oil. At least that's the supposed good news from the International Energy Agency's latest outlook.

The Media Blunder of the Month -- Energy Independence, so NOT

Carl Pope | Posted 01.16.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

America's oil addiction and oil dependence are not a thing of the past -- whatever the media may have yipped at each other's heels to tell you this week.

Greening the EU Budget: A Ray of Sunshine in an Otherwise Stormy Sky

Kelly Rigg | Posted 11.16.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Europe may not be dealing with freak weather events at the moment, but in economic and social terms the storm clouds over the continent have become a permanent feature on the landscape -- for at least the past three years now -- and the hard rain is now falling, in bucket loads.

'Green News Report' - August 7, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.07.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Fire at C...

According To IEA, U.S. Could Become World's Top Gas Producer

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2012 | Green

* Unconventional gas glut to mainly benefit U.S., China -IEA * Strict regulation needed to develop shale gas sector * U....

Kurdish Oil Pipeline Could Split Iraq

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 07.24.2012 | World
Daniel J. Graeber

Kurdish leaders in the north aim to defy Baghdad by exporting oil to Turkey through a new pipeline. Given simmering acrimony between the Kurdish government and Baghdad, that pipeline may be the tether that formally pulls Iraq in two.

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.

'Green News Report' - April 26, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.26.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Just a fl...

Setting Unrealistic Expectations to Commemorate Earth Day

Joan Michelson | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business
Joan Michelson

This progress is too slow and not audacious enough. We need Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAG). What has to happen to flip the current energy paradigm, where oil is 3.6 percent of our energy consumption?

Get It Done! Youth to UN on Internationally Binding Climate Treaty

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

As the sun had risen in Durban, the Durban Platform was passed at the COP 17. Yet in a replay of Copenhagen two years ago, backroom texts emerged at the 11th hour and the process was thrown into disarray.

What Must Global Warming Negotiations in South Africa Accomplish?

Jake Schmidt | Posted 01.23.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

In Durban, countries must be able to "walk and chew gum," while starting to sprint towards solutions that deliver low-carbon energy and reduced deforestation.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Without Policy Shifts And More Nuclear Power, International Energy Agency Foresees Bleak Future

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 01.09.2012 | Green

The International Energy Agency suggested Tuesday that global governments were guiding humanity toward a bleak future of wanton pollution, fossil-fuel...

To Cut Fuel Costs Producers Need To Pump More, Oil Agency Says

Posted 07.19.2011 | Business

PARIS (Muriel Boselli) - The West's energy watchdog urged oil producers to boost supply to cut fuel costs, to protect economic recovery, and appea...

Libya -- Oil, Water, Gold Are the Real Issues

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 06.15.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

The oil price has skyrocketed over the past few months and the finger often points to Libya and claims of supply disruptions have dominated the press. However, are these claims grounded in fact or are we watching yet another sentiment driven bubble?

How Sustainable Is Growth With Triple-Digit Oil Prices?

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Every major global recession over the last forty years has had oil's fingerprints all over it. So why should we expect our next rendezvous to yield any different results?

Triple-Digit Oil Prices Back Within a Quarter

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

The strongest manufacturing numbers coming out of the Chinese economy in a seven-month period, coupled with plunging oil inventories in the world's la...

It's Official: The Economy Is Set to Starve

Chris Martenson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Martenson, Ph.D.

I cannot state this strongly enough: The WEO 2010 report is an official admission that Peak Oil is not only real, but it's already here.