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Houston, America's fossil fuel capital, braces for the energy transition

On Oct 16, 2020
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Houston built its economy on fossil fuels. But the oil and gas capital of the world now finds itself on the front lines of climate change — and it faces fundamental questions about its economy in the energy transition, @justinhorwath reports Read on MI: https://t.co/6k5fJjZa02 https://t.co/f5muK9ixAE
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Mayor Sylvester Turner is pushing to transform Houston, a city on the front lines of climate change, from the oil and gas capital of the world to a renewable energy powerhouse.

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On Oct 16, 2020
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Houston built its economy on fossil fuels. But the oil and gas capital of the world now finds itself on the front lines of climate change — and it faces fundamental questions about its economy in the energy transition, @justinhorwath reports Read on MI: https://t.co/6k5fJjZa02 https://t.co/f5muK9ixAE
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Houston, America's fossil fuel capital, braces for the energy transition

Houston, America's fossil fuel capital, braces for the energy transition

Mayor Sylvester Turner is pushing to transform Houston, a city on the front lines of climate change, from the oil and gas capital of the world to a renewable energy powerhouse.

IEA Sees Signs of Energy Transition, But Backtracks on Paris-Compliant Modelling

IEA Sees Signs of Energy Transition, But Backtracks on Paris-Compliant Modelling

An end to new fossil plant construction, a coal industry already past its production peak, a surge in natural gas use, and up to a billion electric vehicles on the road by 2040, with ...

Does The U.S. Economy Need More Stimulating? Should Clean Energy Technologies Get The Money?

Does The U.S. Economy Need More Stimulating? Should Clean Energy Technologies Get The Money?

If the U.S. economy is going to rebound from a profound suffering, it must invest in the clean tech economy. That is what leading trade groups told lawmakers this week.

Coronavirus stimulus money will be wasted on fossil fuels

Coronavirus stimulus money will be wasted on fossil fuels

Oil and gas companies were already facing structural problems before Covid-19 and are in long-term decline.

Bobby Tudor Remarks at Partnership 2020 Annual Meeting

Bobby Tudor Remarks at Partnership 2020 Annual Meeting

Partnership 2020 Board Chair Bobby Tudor, Chairman of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. LLC, discussed priorities for the year ahead, specifically how the Partnership will work to address energy ...

9 Reasons to Have Climate Hope in 2020

9 Reasons to Have Climate Hope in 2020

If you’re wondering if there’s anything left to be hopeful about in 2020, we’ve got some good news for you – there are still many, many reasons to be optimistic about a just, sustainable, ...

Renewable energy shows its strength in the coronavirus crisis

Renewable energy shows its strength in the coronavirus crisis

Earnings announcements from oil majors and utility groups this week have demonstrated the superior resilience of electricity businesses.

Germany approves coal phaseout by 2038

Germany approves coal phaseout by 2038

Several outlets cover the news that the Bundestag and Bundesrat – Germany’s lower and upper houses of parliament – passed legislation on Friday that, according to Deutsche Welle, would ...

Berkeley research points to new way of cutting natural gas plant emissions

Berkeley research points to new way of cutting natural gas plant emissions

UC Berkeley and ExxonMobil researchers say they’ve found a better way for natural gas power plants to cut their carbon dioxide emissions.

OPINION: The International Energy Agency needs to prove its credibility on climate

OPINION: The International Energy Agency needs to prove its credibility on climate

Global body has to put the 1.5C global warming limit front and centre of its work if it wants to lead on climate action

Finance dries up for coal, but flows on for oil and gas

Finance dries up for coal, but flows on for oil and gas

The G7 could lead the way by putting its $100 billion a year support for fossil fuels to better use FOSSIL FINANCE The world’s largest investment funds have provided $713.3 billion in ...

World Energy Markets Observatory 2019

World Energy Markets Observatory 2019

Capgemini’s World Energy Markets Observatory report 2019: Climate goals at risk as global energy demand rises

Fact Sheet: Fossil Fuel Subsidies: A Closer Look at Tax Breaks and Societal Costs

Fact Sheet: Fossil Fuel Subsidies: A Closer Look at Tax Breaks and Societal Costs

The latest International Monetary Fund (IMF) report estimates 6.5 percent of global GDP ($5.2 trillion) was spent on fossil fuel subsidies (including negative externalities) in 2017, a half ...

India Is One of the Last Big Markets for Fossil Fuels – and It Is Cashing In

India Is One of the Last Big Markets for Fossil Fuels – and It Is Cashing In

While you were looking at renewable energy bids, India is courting the global fossil fuel industry.

Industry bets on gas as last trump card in Energiewende

Industry bets on gas as last trump card in Energiewende

Still, betting too much on natural gas could create a path dependency expensive to abandon a decade or two later, when stricter climate targets take effect, Peter Ahmels, head of energy and ...