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ExxonMobil leaves conservative anti-climate lobbying group

ExxonMobil leaves conservative anti-climate lobbying group

Following a public spat over climate change legislation, oil giant ExxonMobil has pulled its membership from the Koch brothers-backed anti-climate-change lobbying group, American Legislative Exchange Council. Neither ExxonMobil nor ALEC has commented publicly on the reasons for the company's... read more

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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


 
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


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Big Oil will lose grip on global vehicle market in less than 25 years: study

The latest study on the future of transportation paints an increasingly dim picture for the oil industry, though it suggests that the industry is in no danger of collapse... read more November 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


 
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


 
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


 
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Russia falls further behind in renewable energy as oil keeps Putin in power

It's difficult to invest in renewable, alternative sources of energy when state-run oil pays the bills. And it's even harder for renewable energy when gasoline is all but... read more May 12, 2017 by


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

The oil industry doesn't care about electric cars: here's why

It crops up in comments from electric-car advocates and clean-energy users fairly regularly. And it goes something like this: "Big Oil and Gas are on the verge of collapse... read more March 23, 2017 by


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Biofuel, fossil-fuel lobbyists join to fight electric-car incentives

As the old saying goes: the enemy of my enemy is my friend. The biofuel and fossil-fuel lobbies have argued in the past over the blending of biofuels with the general fuel... read more February 28, 2017 by


 
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Shell hedges bets, adds hydrogen fuel to 1st U.K. station

Anticipating a possible decrease in fossil-fuel consumption from the mass deployment of zero-emission vehicles, one of the world's largest oil companies is hedging its bets... read more February 23, 2017 by


 
2016 BMW i3

Big energy hugely underestimates electric cars, renewable power

Mass adoption of electric cars and renewable energy could significantly decrease global consumption of fossil fuels. But does the established energy industry view these new... read more February 12, 2017 by


 
Shell fuel station in Europe

Which oil companies invest in renewables, electric-car services?

If electric cars are adopted by mass-market buyers in years to come, that will lead over time to notably lower oil consumption. So what are oil companies doing to prepare for... read more February 6, 2017 by


 
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Shell fuel stations in U.K., Netherlands to add electric-car charging

Electric cars are often touted as a way to avoid gas stations. But electric-car drivers in certain European countries will soon be going to them to charge. That's because a... read more February 5, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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