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New Study Gives 150 Million Reasons to Reduce Carbon Emissions
by Natasha Geiling
21 Mar 2018 at 12:02pm
Taking serious action on climate change now could mean saving hundreds of millions of lives across the globe, according to a new study published in Nature Climate Change on Monday by researchers at Duke University.
Speeding Down a Dead End Road
by Bart Hawkins Kreps
20 Mar 2018 at 2:19am
Since the birth of car culture more than a century ago, lavish consumption of energy has not been a bug but a feature. That?s now a feature we can ill afford, as we attempt the difficult and urgent task of transition to renewable energies.
Peak Oil Review 19 March 2018
by Tom Whipple
19 Mar 2018 at 3:13pm
Oil prices closed on Friday at $66.21 in London and $66.34 in New York. Prices are about in the middle of the trading range where they have been since mid-February.
The Koch Brothers Vs. God
by Kenya Downs
19 Mar 2018 at 4:51am
So in response to the Koch brothers? attempt to sway their flocks, Wilson and others affiliated with black churches in Virginia have channeled their outrage into a new calling: climate advocacy. For Wilson, environmentalism has become a biblical mission.
The troubling realities of our energy transition
by Kurt Cobb
18 Mar 2018 at 9:41am
I recently asked a group gathered to hear me speak what percentage of the world’s energy is provided by these six renewable sources: solar, wind, geothermal, wave, tidal, and ocean energy. Then came the guesses: To my left, 25 percent; straight ahead, 30 percent; on my right, 20 percent and 15 percent; a pessimist sitting to the far right, 7 percent.
The group was astonished when I related the actual figure: 1.5 percent.
Community Fights Massive Drilling Site Planned near Public School in Low-Inco...
by Mark Hand
16 Mar 2018 at 5:22am
Residents of a city along Colorado?s Front Range are fighting the construction of a major oil and gas drilling site set to be completed next year near a public school attended mostly by low-income students of color.
Ask Eric Gimon
by Chris Nelder
15 Mar 2018 at 6:38am
In this episode, energy expert Eric Gimon answers questions submitted by Energy Transition Show subscribers on a wide range of topics, including the non-climate effects of climate change; whether we even need to keep investing in climate research; what the reliable indicators of the global energy transition might be…
Fossil Fuel Subsidies Need to Go ? But What about the Poorer People who Rely ...
by Benjamin Sovacool
14 Mar 2018 at 10:43am
Isn?t there a contradiction between subsidising fossil fuels and meeting Paris climate targets? And, if the subsidies are removed, won?t many people suffer without cheap energy? Though recent analysis shows that the worldwide removal would not magically solve climate change, there are many reasons for reform beyond reducing emissions.
In Pittsburgh, a Community Bill of Rights helped Ban Fracking
by Ben Price
13 Mar 2018 at 9:01am
ather than “regulate” the amount of harm that fracking would inflict on a city that had been cleaning up smog and brownfields for decades following the withdrawal of the steel industry, CELDF offered to draft a local civil rights law that would guarantee certain community rights, including the right to clean air, pure water, the rights of natural ecosystems to flourish, and the right to be free from toxic trespass (poisoning).
The World Oil Supply is Infinite: I Know That Because I Believe It
by Roger Blanchard
12 Mar 2018 at 8:01am
Earth scientists have been making the case for years that the present level of human activity is not sustainable. We?re rapidly depleting resources, degrading ecosystems, altering the atmosphere, etc. What earth scientists are saying is generally not covered by the mainstream media, or is sugar coated, because the mainstream media is an outlet for the corporate perspective on the world.
Peak Oil Review: 12 March 2018
by Tom Whipple
12 Mar 2018 at 4:59am
It was a volatile week with oil prices climbing slowly on Monday and Tuesday, falling by over $2 a barrel on Wednesday and Thursday, and then rebounding to close down about 50 cents for the week on Friday.