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17.04.2020

Fossil fuel interests unleash lobbying frenzy

Fossil fuel interests unleash lobbying frenzy

A new briefing by UK-based think tank InfluenceMap summarises fossil fuel lobbying during the time of the coronavirus pandemic. Thousands of Americans are dying, millions have filed for unemployment, and frontline health care workers are risking their lives as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the U.S. In the… »

04.06.2019

Electric cars won’t save the planet without a clean energy overhaul – they could increase pollution

Electric cars won’t save the planet without a clean energy overhaul – they could increase pollution

Parakram Pyakurel, Solent University for The Conversation Several countries – including France, Norway and the UK – have plans to phase out cars powered by fossil fuel before 2050, to reduce air pollution and fight climate change. The idea is to replace all conventional vehicles with electric… »

11.12.2018

Calling Time on Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Calling Time on Fossil Fuel Subsidies

UN Environment is working with governments to collect internationally coherent data on fossil fuel subsidies that can help advance global efforts to address climate change. Gone are the days when you could fill up your car gas tank with US$20. Yet, despite the steady increases, gas prices are still artificially… »

17.11.2017

Norway May Divest $35 Billion from Fossil Fuel Holdings

Norway May Divest $35 Billion from Fossil Fuel Holdings

The fossil fuel divestment movement got a major boost on Thursday when the Norwegian government announced it is considering selling off $35 billion in oil and gas stocks. Norway would become by far the largest entity to join the divestment movement. Norway’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund controls about 1.5… »

23.07.2016

Germany’s Energy Transition: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Germany’s Energy Transition: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Human Wrongs Watch By Emilio Godoy* COLOGNE, Germany, 19 July 2016 (IPS) – Immerath, 90 km away from the German city of Cologne, has become a ghost town. The local church bells no longer ring and no children are seen… »

28.12.2015

Culture, Education and Human Solidarity

Culture, Education and Human Solidarity

Human Wrongs Watch By John Scales Avery* 29 December 2015 Cultural and educational activities have a small ecological footprint, and therefore are more sustainable than pollution-producing, fossil-fuel-using jobs in industry. Furthermore, since culture and knowledge are shared among all nations, work in culture and education… »

05.04.2015

‘Why We All Should Care about the Oil Platform Explosion that Just Happened in Mexico’

‘Why We All Should Care about the Oil Platform Explosion that Just Happened in Mexico’

Human Wrongs Watch By Arin de Hoog*  4 April 2015 — Early Wednesday morning [1 April] the Pemex oil platform, Abkatun Alpha blew up off the West coast of the Yucatan peninsula. The explosion killed four people and sent 16 to the hospital. 300 people managed… »

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