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Government Fossil Fuel Subsidies Total a ‘Shocking’ $5.3 Trillion

Dramatically higher than previously estimated, fossil fuel subsidies exceed what the world's governments spend on health care, according to the International Monetary Fund.…
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Arctic Drilling Decision: Shell’s Chutzpah, Protesters’ Angst

The decision to give Shell Oil the go-ahead to drill in the Arctic “shows why we may never win the fight against climate…
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Church of England Announces Divestment from Coal and Tar Sands

The powerful Church of England is putting its pounds and pence where its mouth is: The body that administers the worldwide Anglican Communion…
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It’s Oil, Not Renewables, That Seems to be Killing Jobs

As the American oil industry hit its boom through the advent of new drilling techniques such as tar sands extraction and hydraulic fracking,…
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Introducing the Healthy Climate and Family Security Act

The bill is, in essence, a cap and dividend plan that would collect gradually increasing fees on the “first sellers” of fossil fuels,…
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Judge Declines Final Rule in Harvard Divestment Suit

Harvard University is feeling the pressure these days. More than 1,200 students and faculty have backed a suit by a coalition of students…
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Natural Gas Detrimental to Low-Carbon Economy, Study Says

Although it is touted as a bridge fuel, natural gas abundance is hurting renewable energy development and encouraging greater energy consumption, a new…
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Are We Really Ready to Divest from Fossil Fuels (and Plastics)?

Divest from fossil fuels? The climate may be screaming yes, but our mindset, our kitchens and our manufacturing processes are still a long…
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How International Paper Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA) has set a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the forest products industry by 15…
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Wind Energy Protects Water Security, Says Report

How do we measure water usage? Well, one way, says wind energy experts, is in our power. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)…
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COP 19 in Warsaw Overshadowed by Coal

The COP 19 climate conference in Warsaw, Poland might not have been very effective, but it sure was interesting. For many, it was…
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Imagine If Harvard Took on Climate Change

The most likely reason for Harvard to reject pleas from 72 percent of its student body and millions of climate change advocates? The…
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American Petroleum Institute Sues EPA Over New Biofuel Mandates

American Petroleum Institute sues EPA over new biofuel mandates. Are these legitimate concerns or just part of a larger anti-renewable agenda?

San Francisco: Issue an Impact-Rated Muni Bond in Energy Efficiency

In light of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors resolution to divest from fossil fuels, students of Presidio Graduate School call for its issuance…

IMF Recommends Ending Energy Subsidies to Fight Climate Change

A new report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) claims ending the $1.9 trillion in global energy subsidies could reduce greenhouse gas (GHG)…