fossil fuels

 
Britain's electric utility backs earlier ban on new cars with engines, in 2030

Britain's electric utility backs earlier ban on new cars with engines, in 2030

Norway and The Netherlands started the trend a few years ago, though they're relatively tiny car markets. Then France and the U.K. joined in. China, the world's largest new-car market by far, is doing it—though the country hasn't decided when. All of those countries plan to ban, or work the... read more

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U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry in 2008, when he was governor of Texas

Trump administration to work with Saudis on carbon capture for fossil fuels

Last month, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry signed an agreement with Saudi Arabian officials to research "carbon capture" technology for fossil fuels, the Department of... read more January 29, 2018 by


 
ExxonMobil oil refinery, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by WClarke [CC BY-SA 4.0]

Exxon and climate change: two lawsuits, in opposite directions, on same grounds

One of the world's largest oil producers is about to enter a tit-for-tat battle over climate change with government officials from multiple states. New York, Massachusetts... read more January 26, 2018 by


 
Achates 2.7-liter opposed-piston gasoline compression-igntion engine in Ford F-150 test pickup truck

More efficient gas engines as well as electric cars required to cut carbon emissions

As nations, automakers, and utilities contemplate how to tackle climate change in real terms, a perfect storm of competition is brewing that will—ideally—produce... read more January 23, 2018 by


 
California state capitol, Sacramento

California bill to ban new fossil-fueled car sales by 2040 introduced

A California lawmaker has submitted a bill that will ban the sale of gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles in the state starting in 2040. Assemblymember Phil Ting, a Democrat... read more January 5, 2018 by


 
Electricity grid substation (Image: FirstEnergy Corp on Flickr, used under CC license)

Under Paris agreement, electric cars will hurt oil demand well before power supply: report

Electric vehicles have the potential to upend energy markets as their adoption becomes more widespread. But how much of an effect will they have? And on which specific... read more December 19, 2017 by


 
Coal-fired Nanticoke Generating Station, Ontario, Canada, now being converted to 44-MW solar farm

World Bank will stop funding oil, gas exploration in 2019

It's not just the world automotive industry that's grappling with rapid changes brought about by the need to reduce the effects of climate change. The world's fossil-fuel... read more December 19, 2017 by


 
China’s all-electric cargo ship will deliver coal to powerplants. China News/Peng Yonggui

All-electric Chinese cargo ship will be used to haul coal

A shipyard in China has built what it says is the world's first all-electric cargo ship, capable of hauling 2,000 metric tons of lading some 50 miles on a single charge. The... read more December 14, 2017 by


 
California state capitol, Sacramento

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... read more October 9, 2017 by


 
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry in 2008, when he was governor of Texas

Energy Dept grid report downplayed renewables, stressed coal, fossil fuels

The Trump administration hasn't been coy about trying to champion traditional fossil fuels while downplaying the importance and falling costs of renewable energy. Earlier... read more September 22, 2017 by


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

Texas fossil-fuel industry made state more vulnerable to hurricane

Hurricane Harvey will go down as one of the most destructive and costliest natural disasters in the United States. While the storm has dissipated, with this week's attention... read more September 11, 2017 by


 
Gas pump

Death of engines overstated, fully electric world a 'comic book' fantasy: Japanese test company

Most analysts agree the future of the automobile will slowly but increasingly come to rely on battery power. Electric cars will slowly displace internal combustion engines... read more September 7, 2017 by


 
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


 

 
 

 
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