fossil fuel


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fuel consisting of the remains of organisms preserved in rocks in the earth's crust with high carbon and hydrogen content

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The trend is striking: Increased fossil fuel use correlates with every positive metric of human well-being -- from life expectancy to income to nourishment to clean water access to safety.
Victoria joins a number of international universities, including ANU, Stanford and Glasgow, in withdrawing from investment in fossil fuel or coal firms, being the first in New Zealand.
This truth, along with the rest of the moral case for fossil fuels, is something the industry needs to understand and communicate--for all our sakes.
To avoid the worst of climate change, we must stop using fossil fuels and build a "fossil-free" economy.
The goal is to dry out the financial resources of fossil fuel companies by opting for divestment instead of investment.
FRIENDS of the Earth held this demonstration at Huddersfield Town Hall calling on Kirklees Council to stop using fossil fuels.
By that standard, is the fossil fuel industry moral?
If investors fail to get out of fossil fuels, they 'may one day be seen to be late movers, on the wrong side of history,' the bank said.
Support for renewables still is small--$88,000,000,000, compared with the support for fossil fuels estimated by the IEA and OECD, but it recently expanded by 33%, more than the 28% increase for fossil fuel subsidies.
If true, then the question shifts from, "How do we reduce fossil fuel use?
From July 2014 to June 2017 the net subsidy to fossil fuels is expected to be around $17.
Their conclusion is that if we are to have a 50 per cent chance of stopping the warming before 2C, then at least two-thirds of the currently listed fossil fuel reserves will have to stay in the ground permanently.
Laura Cozzi of International Energy Agency ( IEA) said fossil fuel subsidies are growing at a massive rate and amounted to $ 523 billion globally in 2011.
I'M afraid Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth's notion that wind power will replace our reliance on nuclear and fossil fuel powered power stations (letter 23 April) indicates little understanding of how three phase power is generated, controlled and distributed.
Fossil fuel consumption grows right alongside all of them.