I remain optimistic about the technologies of renewable energy and the economic opportunities presented by our need to decarbonize and modernize our energy system.
fossil fuels Archives - State of the Planet
In a recent talk, a visiting scholar argued that Earth’s energy balance is out of whack, and it’s up to humanity to fix it.
The states that modernize first will end up with a more reliable and lower cost energy system.
Fossil fuels will not go away quickly, but they will go away. Those fossil fuel companies that lead the transition to renewable energy will survive and thrive.
There’s a new deputy in town: Andrew Wheeler, a fossil fuel fanatic who once served on the staff of snowball-wielding climate denier Senator James Inhofe.
Similar to Standing Rock, a battle for clean energy and water rages on in our own backyard, but few in New York City seem to notice.
The shift to renewable energy is key to combating climate change and reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. But critics argue it won’t be possible without financial support from the government. How important are special tax breaks and other subsides, and do they really work?
We have a presidency and an energy policy that is seeking to achieve fossil fuel dominance at the very moment that the rest of the world is desperately working to replace those fuels with renewable alternatives.
The transition to a renewable resource-based economy will be a massive and complex endeavor and its difficulty should not be underestimated. The transition depends on five key components.
Like Big Tobacco, fossil fuel companies have knowingly sold a product that causes harm while covering up and distorting the truth. Can they be sued for climate-related damages?