'Alternative' energy and less energy

07/10/23
Author: 
Fiona Harvey
Pope Francis also cautioned against relying on technology such as carbon capture and storage to resolve the climate crisis. Photograph: Reuters

Oct. 4, 2023

Pope urges rich world to make profound changes to tackle climate crisis

Francis also defends climate protesters and calls on governments to make Cop28 in Dubai a turning point

Pope Francis has said the rich world must make profound changes to tackle the climate crisis, while defending climate protesters and urging governments to make the forthcoming Cop28 climate summit a turning point.

02/10/23
Author: 
John Helmer, Moscow
KICK START OR KICK OVER — CAN THE US DEFEAT RUSSIA IN THE LITHIUM BATTERY WAR?

Sept. 28, 2023

In January of this year the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported the reserves of the nine leading countries in the world which mine lithium, the new fuel to power electric batteries. Chile led, followed by Australia, Argentina, China, and the US which claims to have one million tonnes. Russia was left out of the USGS chart.

01/10/23
Author: 
Vipal Monga
Flying over the Hudson Bay Lowlands to the Ring of Fire in Northern Ontario.

Sept. 28, 2023

$67 Billion of Rare Minerals Is Buried Under One of the World’s Biggest Carbon Sinks

A fight is brewing in Canada about how, or whether, to dig out materials essential for EV batteries that lie deep beneath vast peat bogs

The pace of the global transition to electric vehicles depends on the future of a remote region in Canada known as the Ring of Fire.

27/09/23
Author: 
Kelly Trout Research Co-Director Oil Change International
Global energy investment in clean energy and in fossil fuels, 2015-2023

Clean energy    Fossil fuels  Appears in World Energy Investment 2023 Notes - 2023 values are estimated.

Sept. 26, 2023

23/09/23
Author: 
Primary Author: Mitchell Beer
Refinery - /Piqusels

Sept. 19, 2023

Global oil and gas demand will start to fall before 2030, marking the “beginning of the end” of the fossil fuel era, the International Energy Agency (IEA) declared last week, in an op ed penned by Executive Director Fatih Birol.

20/09/23
Author: 
John Feffer
Climate Justice!

Sept. 19, 2023

One Last Shot at Reducing Global Inequality and Saving the Planet

In a fit of madness or just plain desperation, you’ve enrolled in a get-rich-quick scheme. All you have to do is sell some products, sign up some friends, make some phone calls. Follow that simple formula and you’ll soon be pulling in tens of thousands of dollars a month — or so you’ve been promised anyway. And if you sell enough products, you’ll be invited into the Golden Circle, which offers yet more perks like free concert tickets and trips to Las Vegas.

20/09/23
Author: 
John Woodside
Wind turbines are being dismantled to make way for a coal mine expansion in Germany. Photo via BUND NRW/X (Twitter)

Sept. 20, 2023

Wind turbines are being dismantled to make way for a massive coal mine expansion in Germany, and Canada’s largest bank RBC is helping pay for it using “sustainable” finance.

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