fossil fuels

Oil Company Subsidies in Brazil a Huge Setback for Climate Action

In Brazil, a proposed bill would drastically lower the country's federal taxes on the country’s vast offshore oil reserves - undercutting much of…

Mining Giant Rio Tinto Sheds Coal for Good

Mining giant Rio Tinto is moving fast to sell off its last remaining coal operations. The company has put its Australian operations on…

Falling Oil Demand May Eliminate a Quarter of the World’s Refining Capacity

London-based think tank Carbon Tracker issued a report that concludes the world's falling demand for oil means a quarter of the world's refining…

Danish Renewables Giant Dong Energy Rebrands, Ditches Oil and Gas Portfolio

The energy sector is slowly but surely undergoing a transformation, and a decision by Denmark’s Dong Energy sums up how this sector will…

Catholic Church Accelerates Divestment in Fossil Fuels

Today, approximately 40 Catholic institutions reportedly will announce that they will divest from fossil fuels. The mass fossil fuel divestment campaign is timed…

Will New Scientific Breakthroughs Pave the Way for More Climate-Related Lawsuits?

As climate change impacts worsen and become more expensive to address, the question of financial responsibility will become more urgent.

West Virginia Wants a Handout for Big Coal

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice insists that as a safety measure, the federal government should give $4.5 billion in annual funding to power…

Oil-Rich Norway Simply Exports its Carbon Emissions

Norway has generated plenty of headlines with its sustainability agenda, but critics say those efforts are moot when its oil companies continue to…

BlackRock Investments: ‘Coal is Dead’

An executive at BlackRock recently said in an interview that "coal is dead," with the future for conventional fuels such as oil also…

Clean Energy Employs Almost 10 Million People Worldwide

According to IRENA, 9.8 million people work in the global renewables sector as of the end of 2016. Solar power has driven much…

3p Weekend: Your Guide to Personal Fossil Fuel Divestment

Global Divestment Mobilization week kicked off today and will run through May 13. Want to shed fossils for the occasion? Read on for…

NRDC Makes the Case for Federal Clean Energy Tax Credits

This year alone, federal renewable energy tax credits will result in more than 220,000 jobs and contribute $23 billion to the U.S. economy,…

This Component of Trump’s Climate Order Could Do the Most Damage

U.S. President Donald Trump's latest executive order guts environmental regulations passed under his predecessor, including a rule that requires government agencies to account…

Coal Executive to Trump: You Can’t Bring Mining Jobs Back

One of the coal sector’s most strident generals, Murray Energy founder and CEO Robert Murray, said the president should “temper” expectations about how…

The Other Shoe Drops: Trump Signs Executive Order Gutting Environmental Protections

Today U.S. President Donald Trump set in motion a reversal of support for environmental protection, climate and earth science, and basic energy research.…