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Big Fossil: News links for February 2019


Emissions: Past, present and no future

ABC News [Australia]   Treaty on HFCs aims to curb global warming from greenhouse gases in air conditioning, refrigeration

BBC News   Big rise in atmospheric CO2 expected in 2019

Bloomberg   More Cooling, Less Heating and (Maybe) Less Energy Use: The somewhat surprising potential consequences of climate change and the southward shift of U.S. population.

Carbon Brief   Analysis: Fossil-fuel emissions in 2018 increasing at fastest rate for seven years

Carbon Brief   China’s methane emissions rise despite tougher laws, satellite data shows

Carbon Brief   Eight charts show how ‘aggressive’ railway expansion could cut emissions

Economist   Efforts to make buildings greener are not working

Euractiv   ‘Energy sobriety’: A disruptive notion catching on in France

Euractiv   How to ramp up energy efficiency investment for Europe’s net-zero emissions future

Guardian   Analysis warns of lack of progress on 2020 global emissions target

Guardian   Australia’s record on emissions and sustainability condemned by OECD review

Guardian   Carbon emissions up as Trump agenda rolls back climate change work

Guardian   Immediate fossil fuel phaseout could arrest climate change – study

Guardian   New plant-focused diet would ‘transform’ planet’s future, say scientists

Guardian   What goes up: are predictions of a population crisis wrong?

Inside Climate News   America's No. 2 Natural Gas Fracking State Sets a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target

Inside Climate News   Industrial Agriculture, an Extraction Industry Like Fossil Fuels, a Growing Driver of Climate Change

Reuters   Saudi Arabia sees domestic energy use falling, plans renewables push

The Conversation   Immediate phase out of fossil fuels could keep warming below 1.5°C

The Guardian   Bitcoin as big oil: the next big environmental fight?

The Washington Post   How we can combat climate change: The world has until 2030 to drastically cut our emissions. Where do we begin?

Vox   Air travel is surging. That’s a huge problem for the climate.

Washington Post   U.S. greenhouse gas emissions spiked in 2018 — and it couldn’t happen at a worse time

Wiley/AGU100/Earth’s Future   Detection of Fossil and Biogenic Methane at Regional Scales Using Atmospheric Radiocarbon


Cleaner tech: How much can it help?

Yale   The Cement Industry, One of the World’s Largest CO2 Emitters, Pledges to Cut Greenhouse Gases

Yale   The Tiny Insect That Holds Major Clues for Improving Renewable Energy

Daily Mail [UK]   Rolls-Royce reveals plan to smash speed record with the world's first 300 mph electric airplane


Yale   'Bright Future': New book argues that nuclear power is worth another look: The authors say coal is a bigger threat.


Axios   Nuclear energy could be competitive, but it requires pricing carbon

Sydney Morning Herald   Records 'blown away' as rising power bill fears trigger solar PV surge

EcoWatch   World's Largest Solar + Battery Plant Unveiled in Hawaii

Yale   Policy incentives needed to boost clean tech efforts

Guardian   Ion age: why the future will be battery powered


Reuters   India's electric vehicle goals being realized on two wheels, not four

Bloomberg   If All Vehicles Go Electric, That’s Just Step One

Axios   Solar storage technology is having its time in the sun

Scientific American/E&E News   Climate Concerns Are Pushing Oil Majors to Look beyond Fossil Fuels


Guardian Australia   Labor promises to 'supercharge' hydrogen industry as green groups say 'no role for coal'


Eco-Business   Battery boom aids climate change battle

Eco-Business   Car companies aren’t even trying to sell electric cars

Reuters   Party is over for dirt-cheap solar panels, says China executive


Washington Post   Bill Gates comes to Washington — selling the promise of nuclear energy


Reuters   France to double renewables capacity under 10-year energy plan

Reuters   Dutch need drastic measures to reach 2020 climate goals


Washington Post   The Energy 202: Bill Gates is selling Washington on the promise of nuclear power



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Photo Attributions

Cleaner technologies: Photo by: Marufish

Emissions: Photo by: Michael Elleray

Coal: Photo by: USDA NRCS Montana / Flickr

Oil: Photo by: liquidcrash

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