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What 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 ...

We should tax what we burn, not what we earn

"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 have met the enemy and it is Shell

"This is, at the bottom, a moral issue; we have met the enemy and they is Shell." - Bill McKibben

Category:Human Causality
We are not the radicals.  Oil companies are the radical ones..

We are not the radicals. Oil companies are the radicals. They are willing to alter the chemical composition of the atmosphere to make more ...

Unless you care a whole awful lot, nothing will change – The Lorax

“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – The Lorax by Dr. Suess

The worst pipeline:   from Wall St to K St. to Capitol Hill.

Keystone XL pipeline is not the most destructive. The worst pipeline runs from Wall St. to Capitol Hill, via K St. It gushes money, no ...

The greenhouse effect isn’t rocket science

‘The science behind the greenhouse effect was simple enough to have been widely understood by the mid 19th century, when the light bulb and ...

Tax carbon! Can restaurants throw their thrash into the street?

Fossil 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 car ...

Releasing ourselves from the dilemma of the 'Energy Hook'

In order to prevent climate change, the world has to switch from high-carbon, polluting, power generation; to new, low-carbon generating cap ...

Power plants most vulnerable to water scarcity.

Who knew? Power plants use 40% of U.S. freshwater supplies. How will they cope with a drier climate? Who will keep the lights on when the w ...

Oil subsidies:   Like paying your kids to pee on toilet  seat?

"Imagine if I was scolding my kids not to pee on the toilet seat while paying them per-dribble. I'm just saying."—David Roberts, Grist.

Obama:  "It's the fossil fuels we insist on burning..."

“...When it comes to climate change, it's the fossil fuels we insist on burning—particularly oil—that are the single greatest cause of globa ...

Category:Human Causality
Like like blaming a raccoon for going thru your trash

Blaming Exxon "is like blaming a raccoon for going through your trash. They’re simply responding to available opportunities." Their "multi ...

Like blood-alcohol limit, go over 2C and we're busted.

To stay below the blood-alcohol limit, we should drink no more than six standard drinks. To keep world temperature increase below 2C we must ...

King Coal dethroned.  Off with his head!

The world is in the grip of a rush to renewables. Dirty old King Coal can be excused for being tired and grumpy at times.

Category:Clean Energy
Keystone XL? It’s foreign corporations selling dirty crap to China

‘Senator, why do you support this Keystone boondoggle of foreign corporations selling dirty crap to China?’ – Van Jones, co-host of “Crossfi ...

Keep using fossil fuels?  That 'gas tank' will soon be empty

We burn fossil fuels a million times faster than nature created them. Sooner or later, we will run out. — inspired by Dr. Richard Alley on ...

Hungry Children?  Feed them Candy!

Electric utility CEOs say they must burn coal to meet our energy demands. Sure, hungry kids want candy not vegetables. Yet, burning coal o ...

Fossil Fuels: increasingly risky investments says Forbes Magazine

'Although they were lucrative, fossil fuels are now increasingly risky investments, and the stakes are too high to maintain a stable climate ...

Fossil Fuel: not free market, it's free loading market on our health

'Right now it is now a free market. It is a free loading market. The fossil fuel industry is free loading on our health.' — Mark Z. Jacobs ...

Fossil fuel subsidies are a brake on emissions reduction

In 2010, 37 governments spent $409bn on artificially lowering the price of fossil fuels, according to the International Energy Agency. This ...

Don't like terrorism or high gas prices?  Then solve climate change.

"Congressman, set aside climate change, you realize that...things I suggested will help us be a lot more resilient against terrorism or oil ...

Continue drinking to avoid a hangover?

Continuing to burn fossil fuels in order to maintain the growth economy is like keeping on drinking to avoid a hangover.

Coal: Not a good long term investment says Goldman Sachs

"The window for profitable investment in coal mining is closing. " — Goldman Sachs, Rocks & Ores Commodities Research Report, July 24, 3013.

Coal: a deadly thug for inner city neighborhoods and minorities.

"It's very easy right now to talk about climate change as... theoretical, to talk about the dirtiness caused by coal plants as...aesthetic" ...

Climate is the canvas and weather is what is painted on it

“Climate is the canvas and weather is what is painted on it. Humans have changed the climate so now all weather is affected by us.” – Scott ...

Burning coal is like dumping garbage on your neighbor's lawn

Coal seems cheap only if you ignore the social costs.

Airbags save lives, biofuel saves carbon emissions

A car with airbags costs more than a car without. Society decides how valuable those airbags are. Society can decide the value of renewable ...

Category:Clean Energy
'Shine, Baby, Shine!' Not 'Drill, Baby, Drill'

"I have nothing more to do with oil. I am producing my own energy -- solar energy," Larry Hagman (the actor who played oil baron J.R. Ewing ...

Category:Clean Energy
'It feels like I keep reliving a bad 1970s disaster movie'

- former Energy Secretary James Schlesinger responding the American addiction to fossil fuels and our inability to be energy independent

'Clean Coal'; a breakthrough —in marketing?

" 'Clean coal' represents a breakthrough —in the marketing of coal. But it does not represent a breakthrough in the burning of coal." ...

"America is addicted to oil"— Pres. G. W. Bush

George W. Bush famously declared in his 2006 State of the Union speech that "America is addicted to oil."