fossil fuels

 
Bill could ban gasoline-car sales in California by 2040

Bill could ban gasoline-car sales in California by 2040

California, long a leader in emission reduction and electric-car incentives, may be ready to take the next big step: a full ban on the sale of new cars powered by gasoline or diesel. Such a ban would follow India, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Norway, and others around the world with... read more

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Oil field (Image: Flickr user johnny choura, used under CC license)

Big oil firms fear Trump rules rollback: not for environment but for PR

Efforts to loosen regulations on the oil industry now underway have met with public approval from fossil-fuel companies. But while the Trump administration has moved swiftly... read more September 6, 2017 by


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Exxon knew climate change was real, ads told public it wasn't

Sometimes it's best not to dare the public to do the research, especially if you're trying to persuade them of something that isn't true. Almost two years ago, Inside Climate... read more August 29, 2017 by


 
The White House, Washington, D.C.  [Creative Commons license by dcjohn]

Energy Dept disappoints US coal industry: no order keeping plants open

The Trump administration has reneged on one aspect of a promise widely discussed throughout the 2016 presidential campaign: reviving the coal industry. President Donald Trump... read more August 24, 2017 by


 
BMW engine

New engine development at German makers to end by 2025, says supplier

Continental, a major supplier for automakers around the world, has come out with a bold prediction: internal-combustion engine development by German automakers will... read more August 8, 2017 by


 
Highway sign for electric-car fast-charging station at BP in Metrolina area of Charlotte, NC

BP follows other gas-station brands, adds electric-car charging

Major oil companies are beginning to take the threat of electric cars seriously, and the latest evidence comes from British Petroleum. BP has begun discussions with... read more August 3, 2017 by


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Decline of oil: Bloomberg suggests what it could look like

Predictions on the future of global energy vary greatly, but many analysts largely believe that peak demand for the oil industry is coming relatively soon. The world's... read more August 2, 2017 by


 
Coal trains by Flickr user Kimon Berlin (Used under CC License)

'Fossil fuels are dead,' says CSX railroad chief: no more new trains for coal, ever

The industrial revolution that began around 1750 was powered in large part by coal, and the carbon-rich fuel had 200 good years after that. By the middle of the last century... read more July 31, 2017 by


 
Diesel taxis in London (Image by Flickr user Lars Ploughmann, used under CC license)

UK to ban diesel, gasoline car sales by 2040; follows France, Norway, Holland bans

The United Kingdom will follow in the footsteps of some European countries as it announced plans to ban the sale of gasoline- and diesel-powered cars by the year 2040. The... read more July 27, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model S at Supercharger site in Ventura, CA, with just one slot open  [photo: David Noland]

Propaganda video claiming 'dirty electric cars' debunked

For years, electric-car skeptics raised concerns about what was cleverly dubbed "The Coal Tailpipe": the idea that plug-in vehicles produced just as many harmful emissions as... read more July 27, 2017 by


 
Solar farm used by West Hill House B&B

Can we have fully carbon-free electricity by 2100? Predictions vary

The future of energy production remains in considerable debate, but some new research provides a more optimistic view for a lower-carbon future. Sources for new and... read more July 11, 2017 by


 
Donald J. Trump in November 2016       [photo: The Trump Organization]

Trump claims to 'unleash American energy' in speech full of inaccurate claims

Shortly after announcing his intention to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord, President Donald Trump declared the final week in June to be "Energy Week."... read more July 10, 2017 by


 
Coal, by Flicker user oatsy40 (Used Under CC License)

Trump EPA to hold unneeded 'critique' to challenge climate science

The best analog to EPA administrator Scott Pruitt's latest action might be for the U.S. Geological Survey to undertake a "scientific critique" of theories that the world is... read more July 3, 2017 by


 
Coal, by Flicker user oatsy40 (Used Under CC License)

Ohio bill would grant permanent subsidies to coal-fired power plants

It's now widely acknowledged that the energy and electricity-generation landscape is changing rapidly. The U.S. has vastly increased its oil and gas production, driving down... read more June 14, 2017 by


 
Coal, by Flicker user oatsy40 (Used Under CC License)

Coal-country voters laugh at politicians who deny climate change

The "war on coal" has long been a talking point of politicians running for elected office in the state of Kentucky. The state was once home to a booming coal industry that... read more June 8, 2017 by


 
Offshore wind farm

From coal miner to wind-farm worker: Wyoming retraining program

President Donald Trump has announced his intention to pull the United States from the Paris Climate Pact, but private companies and other entities are taking on the challenge... read more June 2, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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