Divest from Fossil Fuel

Want to do something about climate change? Follow the money

Highlights: JPMorgan Chase is among the worst companies to aid the rapid warming of the earth by lending billions to gas and oil companies. “Wells Fargo lent over $151 billion, Citibank lent over $129 billion and Bank of America lent over $106 billion” and “JPMorgan Chase lent over $195 billion to gas and oil companies”. […]

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World Economic Forum makes sustainable aviation fuel available for first time

Highlights: The World Economic Forum in Davos is providing sustainable aviation fuel for is arriving business jets. Sustainable Aviation Fuel(SAF) has an 80% smaller carbon footprint compared to normal aviation fuel. The use of the SAF is meant to demonstrate that the fuel is available, and will hopefully inspire more pilots to use it. by […]

Europeans, Chinese, Americans to fly less in 2020 to fight climate change-survey

Highlights: A survey by the European Investment Bank (EIB), reveals that most Chinese, European, and U.S. citizens strive to limit their holiday aircraft emissions. “In the poll, 36% of Europeans said they already flew less for holidays to help prevent climate change and 75% intended to do so in 2020.” Airplanes account for 2% of […]

Jet Blue goes eco-friendly

JetBlue to become first airline to become carbon neutral

by Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg JetBlue Airways Corp. said it will become the first large U.S. airline to offset emissions from all of its domestic flights, aiming to become carbon neutral by July as pressure grows on the industry from climate change activists. The carrier also will begin using sustainable aviation fuel on its flights from […]

More than 95% of all Federal drilling occurs in established fields within the Kern County area of the San Joaquin Valley.

Why California’s climate solution isn’t cutting it

by Jacques Leslie, Los Angeles Times Many Californians take pride in the state’s position on the front lines of the global climate change struggle, but the dismal performance of its centerpiece climate program — cap and trade — shows that in a crucial way the state’s reputation is undeserved. Even here, in the heartland of […]

Banks get tough on shale loans as fracking forecasts flop

by Christopher M. Matthews, Bradley Olson and Allison Prang, WSJ Some of the banks that helped fuel the fracking boom are beginning to question the industry’s fundamentals, as many shale wells produce less than companies forecast. Banks have begun to tighten requirements on revolving lines of credit, an essential lifeline for smaller companies, as these […]

COP25 was bankrolled by the biggest polluters

by Corporate Accountability This year, COP25 in Madrid is bankrolled by some of Spain’s biggest polluters and others heavily invested and involved in fossil fuels. In addition to their climate crimes, many have been tied to human rights and worker abuses around the globe. Sponsorship not only allows these corporations to wrap themselves in the […]

A methane leak, seen from space, proves to be far larger than thought

by Hiroko Tabuchi, NY Times The first satellite designed to continuously monitor the planet for methane leaks made a startling discovery last year: A little known gas-well accident at an Ohio fracking site was in fact one of the largest methane leaks ever recorded in the United States. The findings by a Dutch-American team of […]

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A methane leak, seen from space, proves to be far larger than thought

By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times The first satellite designed to continuously monitor the planet for methane leaks made a startling discovery last year: A little known gas-well accident at an Ohio fracking site was in fact one of the largest methane leaks ever recorded in the United States. The findings by a Dutch-American team […]

Coal isn’t dying. It moved to Asia.

by Nathanael Johnson, Grist In the United States, coal, that supervillain of fossil-fuels, is in a death spiral. But on a global scale, there’s no spiral, just an arrow pointing to Asia. Turns out coal isn’t dying; it’s moving. A report out Tuesday from the International Energy Association reveals the extent to which coal has […]