Posts Tagged ‘fuels’

GOP Tax Bill ‘Designed’ To Kneecap Renewable Energy In Favor Of Fossil Fuels, Democrats Say

The Republican tax bill aims to cripple the solar power, wind power and electric vehicle industries at the behest of GOP campaign donors from the fossil fuel sector, seven Democratic senators said Tuesday. At a press conference, they called on Republicans to either restore tax benefits for the renewable energy industry taken away in the […]

Trump’s plan to bail out failing fossil fuels with taxpayer subsidies is perverse | Dana Nuccitelli

Coal can no longer compete in the free market, so the Trump administration wants to prop it up with taxpayer subsidies The conservative philosophy of allowing an unregulated free market to operate unfettered often seems to fall by the wayside when the Republican Party’s industry allies are failing to compete in the marketplace. Trump’s Energy […]

Rise of electric car solves little if driven by fossil fuels, warns windfarm boss

Dong Energy boss says falling price of renewables means they must power the electric car revolution or the environment will gain only a pyrrhic victory The rise of electric cars will be a pyrrhic victory for the environment if they are powered by fossil fuels instead of renewables, according to the UK boss of the […]

Wyoming proposal would require utilities to use fossil fuels

A group of Wyoming lawmakers is bucking the U.S. trend of stricter renewable energy requirements with a plan to do the opposite: Fine utilities if they provide energy produced by wind or the sun. Blustery Wyoming ranks among the top states for wind-energy potential, but the coal, oil and natural gas industries are the backbone […]

Wind and solar are crushing fossil fuels

While two years of crashing prices for oil, natural gas, and coal triggered dramatic downsizing in those industries, renewables have been thriving. Clean energy investment broke new records in 2015 and is now seeing twice as much global funding as fossil fuels. View full post on Wind Power News

Fact Check: Was Obama correct in saying that wind power is now cheaper than fossil fuels?

Is it true what President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union speech that wind power is now cheaper than conventional power? That is true in some parts of the country, but the national average for coal and gas prices is still less, FactCheck.org found. Wind energy has become more cost competitive with […]

G20 nations spend $452 bn a year supporting fossil fuels: study

The G20 group of major economies spend $452 billion per year supporting fossil fuel industries, despite their primary role in causing climate change, according to a study released on Thursday. The report, which comes ahead of a crunch UN meeting in Paris to try to forge a global deal to avoid disastrous levels of climate […]

Which Cities In the World Are Closest to Nixing Fossil Fuels?

Cities like Reykjavik and Zurich have already quit using fossil fuels to produce power, and others plan to cut back. A new survey reveals just far 162 of them have gone. View full post on Wind Power News

Race to renewable: five developing countries ditching fossil fuels

Costa Rica, Afghanistan, China, India and Albania are all embracing renewable energy sources – five experts give their opinion on what the future holds Costa Rica is well on its way to becoming the first developing country to have 100% renewable electricity. Thanks to our hydro, wind and geothermal resources, 98% of our power is […]

Texas city to switch from fossil fuels to solar, wind

A Central Texas city will be among the first in the U.S. to get its electricity exclusively from solar and wind energy. U.S. solar panel maker and power plant developer SunEdison said Wednesday that it’s building a 160-watt solar farm in West Texas to serve the municipal utility of Georgetown, about 30 miles north of […]