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Eventually, Joe Schmo Will Have His Electric Car “Lightbulb Moment”

When will that "lightbulb moment" happen with the car-buying public? When will they pivot en masse from fossil fuel powered cars to electric vehicles? Australia's chief scientist, Alan Finkel, owns two electric cars and says, "You just touch the accelerator and the car responds, whereas in a petrol car there is a lag of two-tenths of a second.... Show More Summary

Lying Car Companies Would Rather Poison You With Emissions Than Build Cleaner Cars

The Association of Automobile Manufacturers has filed a report with the US DOT and NHTSA filled with lies and distortions provide by the fossil fuel industry.

Oil and gas leases open up in Bears Ears National Monument area

Despite all its rhetoric to the contrary, the Interior Department is offering up 51,000 acres of oil and gas leases in the areas surrounding Bears Ears National Monument. Conservationists warn that fossil fuel extraction threatens priceless Native American artifacts, historical sites, dinosaur fossils and the southern Utah environment. Show More Summary

Carbon Tracker: Stranded assets is a growing risk for fossil fuel energy investors

Fossil fuel investors may be facing increased risk in the future, says the British financial think tank, Carbon Tracker. As the world increases its dependence on "green" energy and the environmental demands for countries to reduce their carbon emissions, the potential for devaluation of oil, gas and coal investments may grow. Show More Summary

Team creates the world's first formic acid-based fuel cell

Clean energy costs will be equal or less than fossil fuels by 2020, while renewable energy sources will meet 40 percent of global energy demand by 2040. But because renewable energy depends on the sun and wind, it is still largely unreliable. Therefore, the challenge is to develop new methods for storing renewable energy surplus in a way that allows it to be used when needed.

Tariffs or Not, New Installation System Could Change the Solar Energy Game

A new low cost racking system demonstrates how the cost of solar energy can keep falling, despite Trump Administration policies favoring fossil fuel.

Cutting carbon emissions sooner could save 153 million lives

As many as 153 million premature deaths linked to air pollution could be avoided worldwide this century if governments speed up their timetable for reducing fossil fuel emissions, a new Duke University-led study finds.

Teens' Lawsuit Battling Climate Change Wins Victory Over Justice Department

A group of young people argue that federal support for fossil fuel industries violates their right to life.

Columbia River Tribes Step Up Battle Against Fossil Fuels

This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  One foggy morning last May, two grandmothers traveled to the Port of Tacoma at dawn, set up folding chairs, and chained themselves to an auger using PVC pipes. Cynthia Linet, 79, and 69-year-old Marilyn Kimmerling hoped to stop construction of […]

Black Ministers In Virginia Tell Koch Brothers To Shove Their Petrodollars

A campaign by the Koch Brothers in Virginia that tried to sell blacks on the advantages of fossil fuels has backfired and led to greater political activism in communities of color.

How Exactly Does Wind Energy Work?

Wind energy is both a clean alternative to the fossil fuels driving the climate crisis and an engine for job creation across the US – it’s a virtual smorgasbord of sustainable awesomeness.

Developing nations need robust support to reduce medicine use

It can seem distinctly unfair to judge developing countries’ practices when it comes to the environment or use of fossil fuels. After all, the western world was able to freely exploit resources before science proved what harm they can cause.

Hydrogen extraction breakthrough could be game-changer

Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology have successfully tested a new material that can be used for cheap and large-scale production of hydrogen – a promising alternative to fossil fuel.

These communities sued Big Oil over climate change; then the backlash began

If you live in a city or county that sues oil companies over climate change, prepare for a blowback. ExxonMobil and other fossil fuel giants are taking legal action against … Click to Continue »

Judge Allows Climate Change Suit Against Fossil Fuel Companies To Proceed In Federal Court

San Francisco and Oakland sued 5 oil companies last year for damages from climate change. Last week, a federal judge ruled the suit could proceed to trial.

The Interior Department Is Putting the Fossil Fuel Industry First and Americans Last

I was a top official at the Department of Interior. Ryan Zinke’s push to drill everywhere will dramatically worsen the dangers of global warming.

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