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Tag: "fossil fuels"

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New report outlines ‘pathways’ to cut cO2 emissions

New report outlines ‘pathways’ to cut cO2 emissions

UN sponsored report says emissions will have to be curbed sharply to keep warming above “safe” levels. They have an ingenious plan.

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Derelict oil, gas wells may be major methane emitters

Derelict oil, gas wells may be major methane emitters

Abandoned wells across the country may be leaking methane and could be a bigger source of climate changing greenhouse gases than previously thought.

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‘Catastrophe’ claim adds fuel to methane debate

‘Catastrophe’ claim adds fuel to methane debate

Cornell University study says oil and gas development need to be cut back immediately to avoid a “global catastrophe”.

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Carbon capture faces hurdles of will, not technology

Carbon capture faces hurdles of will, not technology

How feasible is it for carbon capture and storage to be implemented globally on such a wide scale that it helps to vastly reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

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Huge methane leaks add doubt on gas as ‘bridge’ fuel

Huge methane leaks add doubt on gas as ‘bridge’ fuel

IPCC hails natural gas as transition fuel – but a new study shows potential leakage could mean natural gas will only increase emissions.

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Fossil fuels should be for making stuff, not for energy

Fossil fuels should be for making stuff, not for energy

We might continue to use fossils fuels for making stuff where necessary, but we should stop using them as our go-to energy source.

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Utilities disagree on how EPA should regulate emissions

Utilities disagree on how EPA should regulate emissions

Government’s efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions may be pitting utilities that rely on coal-fired power plants against those that don’t.

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Australia’s biggest coal state plans for life beyond coal

Australia’s biggest coal state plans for life beyond coal

Campbell Newman let looose a rare, unscripted truth on Australia’s national policies when it comes to coal.

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Pollie Watch: Victoria’s new energy minister at the crossroads

Pollie Watch: Victoria’s new energy minister at the crossroads

Russell Northe’s appointment as Victoria’s new energy minister comes at a time of great uncertainty surrounding the energy sector.

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Germans face high fossil fuel costs

Germans face high fossil fuel costs

Germans are increasingly investigating “energy poverty” – and discovering that electricity is a smaller item than motor fuel and heat.

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US govt: Climate change threatens energy infrastructure

US govt: Climate change threatens energy infrastructure

Infrastructure that Americans rely on to heat their homes and power their lights are all becoming more exposed to failure in a changing climate.