Tags: oil

Like like blaming a raccoon for going thru your trash

BiteBlaming Exxon "is like blaming a raccoon for going through your trash. They’re simply responding to available opportunities." Their "multi-billion dollar investment" in Arctic seabed exploration "is predicated on Exxon’s belief that the planet is warming. . . is one of the most powerful admissions...
BiteWhat do a banana and a piece of coal have in common? Both are made of carbon and both provide us with energy. Coal stores carbon that was in the atmosphere millions of years ago. A banana stores carbon that was in the atmosphere just a few months ago.
'It feels like I keep reliving a bad 1970s disaster movie'

Bite- former Energy Secretary James Schlesinger responding the American addiction to fossil fuels and our inability to be energy independent
Tax carbon! Can restaurants throw their thrash into the street?

BiteFossil fuel industry is the only industry on earth throwing its waste out for free. If you run a restaurant, you have to pay someone to cart away your garbage. - inspired by Bill McKibben
We should tax what we burn, not what we earn

Bite"I have long supported a sharp reduction in payroll taxes, with the differences made up in CO2 taxes. We should tax what we burn, not what we earn." - Al Gore
The worst pipeline:   from Wall St to K St. to Capitol Hill.

BiteKeystone XL pipeline is not the most destructive. The worst pipeline runs from Wall St. to Capitol Hill, via K St. It gushes money, not oil.
We are not the radicals.  Oil companies are the radical ones..

BiteWe are not the radicals. Oil companies are the radicals. They are willing to alter the chemical composition of the atmosphere to make more money. - inspired by Bill McKibben, environmental author and founder of 350.org
Hungry Children?  Feed them Candy!

BiteElectric utility CEOs say they must burn coal to meet our energy demands. Sure, hungry kids want candy not vegetables. Yet, burning coal or eating lots of sweets is not healthy for their future.
Releasing ourselves from the dilemma of the 'Energy Hook'

BiteIn order to prevent climate change, the world has to switch from high-carbon, polluting, power generation; to new, low-carbon generating capacity. So in order to benefit in the long-term we need a huge building programme which unfortunately, in the short-term, will create a significant increase in C...
'Clean Coal'; a breakthrough —in marketing?

Bite" 'Clean coal' represents a breakthrough —in the marketing of coal. But it does not represent a breakthrough in the burning of coal." —Van Jones
Continue drinking to avoid a hangover?

BiteContinuing to burn fossil fuels in order to maintain the growth economy is like keeping on drinking to avoid a hangover.
King Coal dethroned.  Off with his head!

Category:Clean Energy
BiteThe world is in the grip of a rush to renewables. Dirty old King Coal can be excused for being tired and grumpy at times.
"America is addicted to oil"— Pres. G. W. Bush

BiteGeorge W. Bush famously declared in his 2006 State of the Union speech that "America is addicted to oil."
Obama:  "It's the fossil fuels we insist on burning..."

Category:Human Causality
Bite“...When it comes to climate change, it's the fossil fuels we insist on burning—particularly oil—that are the single greatest cause of global warming and the damaging weather patterns that have been its result.” — Barack Obama

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