Oregon and Washington Join 20 Countries to Phase Out Coal By 2030

Even though the Trump administration used its only public forum at the COP23 climate talks in Bonn to promote coal, it’s clear that many individual U.S. businesses, cities and entire states would rather keep fossil fuels in the ground. Oregon and Washington state have joined a new global alliance to phase out coal and switch …

Canada & UK Form Alliance To Dump Coal

At the COP 23 climate conference in Bonn, Germany this week, Canada and the UK announced that they are spearheading a global alliance to phase out the use of coal completely. The two countries expect 9 other nations to join their alliance shortly and anticipate a total of 50 countries will have signed on to …

Germany Could Shutter 20 Oldest Brown Coal Plants Without Creating Energy Shortages

Following the most recent election, German chancellor Angela Merkel is faced with the task of forming a coalition government involving the CDU/CSU alliance, the pro-business FDP, and the environmentalist Green Party. The alliance has been dubbed the Jamaica Coalition, because the colors representing the three groups match those found in the Jamaican flag. Coal power …

What Will It Take to Kill Fossil Fuels Once and for All?

The increased investment in renewable energy in recent years has been extraordinary, and renewables are now cheaper and more efficient than ever before. Wind is powering a record-breaking number of homes, massive hydroelectric plants are cropping up around the world, and solar is saving both dollars and lives. Several nations have announced plans to completely transition to renewable sources of energy within …

MEXICO: Discovered Richest Oil Field in 15 Years

Mexico’s Pemex Company reported that the new oil field is of great economic importance due to its location next to existing oil production infrastructure. Mexico’s President said that the oil will be produced at a low cost due to the convenient location of the oil field. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said that Pemex has …

Report: 1/4 of World’s Oil Refineries Face Closure by 2035 if Greenhouse Gas Emissions...

Roughly a quarter of the world’s oil refineries face closure by 2035 if governments around the world manage to actually meet their current greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets, according to a new report from the think tank Carbon Tracker, the investment fund AP7, and the Denmark-based pension fund PKA. This shutdown of refining capacity will …

Italy Sets Sights on 2025 Coal Power Phase-Out

The Italian government today announced its intention to phase-out domestic coal-fired power by 2025 when it formally adopts its national energy strategy next month. The move would see Italy join a growing list of nations committed to ending reliance on carbon-intensive electricity plants over the next 10 to 15 years. The proposal is set out …