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Lamar Smith, ExxonMobil, 350.org, Greenpeace, fossil fuels, climate chance, climate deniers, climate science, congress, Leon Kaye, Union of Concerned Scientists

Congressional Climate Witch Hunt Reaches an Impasse

350.org’s outside counsel requested a meeting with the Congressional Science Committee last month to discuss Lamar Smith's subpoenas and issues related to climate…
Lamar Smith, NASA, climate change, climate science, 350.org, Greenpeace, Leon Kaye, exxonmobil

Climate Science Witch Hunt Continues in Congress, NGOs Push Back Hard

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) is leading what NGOs call a McCarthyite investigation of government agencies, state attorneys general and, now, nonprofits. These…
Coal, climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, Leon Kaye, securities, clean energy, natural gas

Report: Energy Companies Hugely Underestimate Risks to Investors

Carbon Tracker called out the energy industry for lagging in filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission. By submitting the same boilerplate risk…
China, fossil fuels, climate change, renewables, coal, Leon Kaye, Greenpeace, Shanghai

China Accused of Rapidly Building Coal Plants, Despite Climate Promises

China is on pace to open one new coal-fired plant a week until 2020, says Greenpeace, despite its promises to boost renewables and…
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The Myths Oil Companies Use to Resist Climate Action in California

While it cannot be denied that money talks, it doesn’t always tell the truth. The Natural Resources Defense Council fact-checked a key fossil…
Oil and gas, fossil fuels, renewables, clean energy, Saudi Arabia, OPEC, Middle East, Leon Kaye, electric vehicles

Report: The U.S. Has More Oil Than Saudi Arabia or Russia

According to a Norwegian energy consultancy, the U.S. edges out Russia by just over 3 percent and holds the mantle of having the…
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Study: Big Banks Pour Billions Into ‘Extreme’ Fossil Fuels

The world’s largest banks are the bankers to fossil fuel companies, providing them with hundreds of billions of dollars, a recent report finds.…
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USDA BioPreferred Program Spurs Economic Growth

The bio-based product industry is growing. And the USDA's BioPreferred Program is working to promote the benefits of a sustainable bio-based product industry…
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Map Shows Where Fossil Fuels Should Stay in the Ground

We know that we need to keep the vast majority of fossil fuels in the ground in order to limit global warming to…
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ExxonMobil, Chevron Reject Climate Resolutions at AGMs

ExxonMobil and Chevron shot down every climate-related shareholder resolution put forth at their annual general meetings on Wednesday. But some came closer to…
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5 Ways Your Personal Investments Can Help Solve Climate Change

Institutional investors now have over $3 trillion in fossil-free assets under management. But until recently, it hasn’t been clear how everyday individual investors…
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North Dakota’s Economic Whiplash is Not Sustainable

As oil prices plunge and fossil fuel giants shed workers, places like North Dakota are left with a case of economic whiplash that…
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It’s a Watershed Year for ExxonMobil and Chevron

Both companies held their annual shareholder’s meetings on Wednesday, and both were called on to do more about climate change.
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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…