Non-Renewable Energy

The Energy Game is Rigged: Fossil Fuel Subsidies Topped $620 Billion in 2011

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Emily E. Adams
World Fossil Fuel Consumption Subsidies, 2011
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The energy game is rigged in favor of fossil fuels because we omit the environmental and health costs of burning coal, oil, and natural gas from their prices. Subsidies manipulate the game even further. According to conservative estimates from the Global Subsidies Initiative and the International Energy Agency (IEA), governments around the world spent more than $620 billion to subsidize fossil fuel energy in 2011: some $100 billion for production and $523 billion for consumption. This was 20 percent higher than in 2010, largely because of higher world oil prices. ... Read more about The Energy Game is Rigged: Fossil Fuel Subsidies Topped $620 Billion in 2011

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China and Australia top list of 'carbon bomb' projects

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Oliver Milman
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China and Australia top a global list of planned oil, gas and coal projects that will act as "carbon bombs" and push the planet towards catastrophic climate change, a Greenpeace report warned on Tuesday. ... Read more about China and Australia top list of 'carbon bomb' projects

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China burns half of coal consumption worldwide, figures show

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Adam Vaughan
China consumes nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined Photograph: US Energy Information Administration U.S. Energy Information Administration
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China now burns nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined.

The country's appetite for the carbon-intensive fuel rose by 9% in 2011, to 3.8bn tonnes, meaning it now accounts for 47% of worldwide coal consumption. ... Read more about China burns half of coal consumption worldwide, figures show

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How Can We End Our Fossil Fuel Addiction By 2050?

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https://arbtech.co.uk/can-we-end-our-fossil-fuel-addiction-2050/

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Since the Industrial Revolution, the world has been hooked on fossil fuels. This fatal addiction has us living on borrowed time, facing ecological and economic ruin by 2050. 

At present we remain dangerously over-reliant on fossil-fuel power. However, it’s not too late – if we take steps in the right direction we can beat our addiction. ... Read more about How Can We End Our Fossil Fuel Addiction By 2050?

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Michael Russell

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NREL/DOE Launch New Alternative Transportation Web Tools

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Ways to reduce fleet petroleum use debut alongside a Web site makeover.

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has launched a new tool and redesigned DOE's Alternative Fuels Data Center Web site to help fleet managers, municipalities and consumers choose from a wide variety of alternative fuels and energy efficiency strategies for reducing petroleum use, vehicle emissions, and operating costs.

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The Human Cost of Coal

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Mountaintop's Removal's Effect on Humans and the Economy

There’s a common saying in Appalachia: what we do to the land, we do to the people. Recently, 21 peer-reviewed scientific studies have confirmed the truth of those words. Not only has mountaintop removal permanently destroyed more than 500 Appalachian mountains, but people living near the destruction are 50% more likely to die of cancer and 42% more likely to be born with birth defects compared with other people in Appalachia. ... Read more about The Human Cost of Coal

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