Tag Archives: End of Fossil Fuel

Australian Billionaire, Mine Owner Might Save the Planet

The New York Times, in a wonderful story, asks: Can a Carbon-Emitting Iron Ore Tycoon Save the Planet? Then adds: Andrew Forrest made a mining fortune. Now he wants to lead a climate change revolution — and beat the fossil fuel … Continue reading

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220 Medical Journals Demand Climate Action Now

The Huffington Post reports: A coalition of more than 220 of the planet’s leading medical and public health journals issued an urgent rallying cry to address climate change …, saying the greatest threat to global health was the planet’s ongoing … Continue reading

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The Electrification of Everything

The Wall Street Journal gives an excellent overview of how most everything we use from the vehicles we drive to the homes and businesses we heat will be powered by electricity as the era of fossil fuels ends. A main … Continue reading

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National Report: All Renewable Transition Possible by 2050

Inside Climate News, summarizing the final report of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Electrification Futures Study, concludes that by 2050: a transition to mostly renewable energy is possible, but will require households and businesses to be flexible in how they consume … Continue reading

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Climate Activists Force Exxon Board Changes

The New York Times reports: Shareholders of Exxon Mobil dealt the company’s management a defeat on Wednesday by electing at least two of four candidates activist investors had nominated to its board — the first time that has happened, according … Continue reading

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Clean Energy Focus of Biden’s $4 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

The New York Times reports that “climate change has become the centerpiece” of President Biden’s $3 trillion to $4 trillion infrastructure rebuilding plan and no longer a side issue as in the past. Administration officials say they view averting catastrophic warming … Continue reading

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When Will Electric Vehicles Take Over?

The New York Times has an in-depth story trying to anticipate when electric vehicles will rule the roads. Volvo and GM have goals of 2030 and 2035 respectively to end combustion engine production and others companies are sure to follow … Continue reading

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GM to End Petroleum Vehicle Production by 2035

The New York Times reports: General Motors said Thursday that it would phase out petroleum-powered cars and trucks and sell only vehicles that have zero tailpipe emissions by 2035, a seismic shift by one of the world’s largest automakers that … Continue reading

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French Oil Company Ends Ties with American Trade Group

Last week marked another sign that big oil’s stand on climate change is faltering. This from the Washington Post: French oil giant Total said Friday that it is quitting the American Petroleum Institute, becoming the first major petroleum company to … Continue reading

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Will Covid-19 Ruin Big Oil and Help Save the Climate?

The prevailing narrative is that big bad oil and the fossil fuel industry will prevail no matter how bad a business model it might be. A Guardian  article weakens that assumption, by addressing: Will the coronavirus kill the oil industry and … Continue reading

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