fossil fuels

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Are We Nearing Peak Oil?

According to Bernstein Research, peak oil – when oil usage is expected to begin falling globally – could arrive as soon as 2030.
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It’s Really Happening: The Collapse of U.S. Coal

Coal production is not just declining. It's falling off a cliff -- and it's barely a third of what it was just six…
Divestment, fossil fuels, oil and gas, Gates Foundation, Seattle, Leon Kaye, BP

Gates Foundation Divests Holdings in BP

The Gates Foundation sold over 6 million shares of BP stock last year, valued at more than $187 million. It's a victory for…
Fossil fuels, hybrids, Volvos, Korea, Leon Kaye, electric vehicles, Edmunds

Hybrid and EV Car Drivers May Not Be Loyal, But Does It Matter?

As an Edmunds survey reveals, loyalty to hybrid cars is falling. Even worse, more people are trading in their hybrids for SUVs than…
OPEC, oil, clean energy, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, renewables, Leon Kaye, Middle East

OPEC Talks in Doha Fail to Freeze Oil Production

Oil ministers from OPEC countries met in Doha, Qatar, to see if they could all find a way to freeze production in order…
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What Peabody’s Bankruptcy Reveals About the Coal Industry

By now you've likely heard about Peabody Energy's bankruptcy filing. It's been called "a harbinger of the end of the fossil fuel era”…
Divestment, oil and gas, coal, clean energy, Norway, Leon Kaye

Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Divests from Coal

Last week, the managers of Norway’s Government Pension Fund announced that divestment from coal companies is well underway.
Neva Rockefeller Goodwin, climate change, divestment, fossil fuels, ExxonMobil, clean energy, renewables, Leon Kaye

A Rockefeller Tells Why the U.S. Must Move Away from Fossil Fuels

Dr. Neva Rockefeller Goodwin, a great-granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, donated her energy company shares, including those of ExxonMobil, in order to help…
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JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank Set New Coal Policies

They're the two most recent in a line of banks, including Bank of America, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo, that have committed…
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Oklahoma Earthquakes Continue To Haunt the Oil and Gas Industry

Oklahoma regulators are trying to catch up with swarms of earthquakes linked to oil and gas wastewater disposal. But the quakes are popping…
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Stockholm Wants To Ditch Fossil Fuels By 2050

Sweden's capital is out to completely eliminate its use of fossil fuels by 2050, and local leaders say "the city is well on…
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, IRENA, clean energy, renewables, renewable energy, Japan, Korea, fossil fuels, Leon Kaye

Doubling Renewable Energy Output Worldwide Could Add $1.3 Trillion to Global GDP by 2030

An IRENA study claims that if renewables can reach 36 percent of the world’s energy portfolio by 2030, that increase could add up…
The Wyodak Coal Mine near Gillette, Wyoming, has been operational for decades. But coal mining in the state now faces mounting troubles.

America’s Second Largest Coal Company Files for Bankruptcy

This week, Arch Coal, the second largest coal company in the U.S., filed for bankruptcy, citing $4.5 billion in debt.
This leaking well pad in California's San Fernando Valley is sickening residents of the Porter Ranch community in Los Angeles County. Some reports predict the whole town will have to evacuate.

Fossils Gone Wild: Underground Hazards Link California and Oklahoma

A pattern of willful ignorance links the California methane leak, swarms of earthquakes in Oklahoma and water contamination in Michigan.
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$436B in Global Fossil Fuel Subsidies!

The U.S. has been lauded for a $400 million contribution to the Green Climate Fund, but out of its dirtier, more malevolent pocket,…
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