Energy
Fossil Fuel Subsidies Cheat Sheet — Where Are They?

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Cheat Sheet — Where Are They?

In 2019, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) published a “Fact Sheet” on fossil fuel subsidies and their societal cost. Agencies could start their search there.  Many of these subsidies have been around for a century, and often the circumstances relevant at the time subsidies were implemented no longer exist.

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Texas Governor Signs Retaliatory Order In Response to Biden Climate Action

Texas Governor Signs Retaliatory Order In Response to Biden Climate Action

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed his own executive order last Thursday in response to President Joe Biden’s executive orders on climate change aimed at transitioning the U.S. away from fossil fuel use and toward a clean energy economy, pause drilling on federal lands, and targeting federal fossil fuel subsidies. […]

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Pipeline Construction in Memphis Raises Environmental Justice Issues click button

Pipeline Construction in Memphis Raises Environmental Justice Issues

Pipelines often raise environmental justice issues – a problem the incoming Biden administration will need to wrestle with given the President’s campaign promises.  The nonprofit newsroom MLK50 recently reported on the construction of a pipeline in Memphis, in which the company offered resident Joseph Owens only $3,000 to buy an easement on his one acre of land.

Why this Matters: Eminent domain is meant to be a tool of last resort the government uses to ensure that infrastructure like roads and power lines can be built without one landowner stopping construction that benefits the community

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Interview: Brandon Hurlbut of Clean Energy 4 America click button

Interview: Brandon Hurlbut of Clean Energy 4 America

We spoke this week with Brandon Hurlbut, who helped to organize thousands of clean energy supporters to work to elect Joe Biden President.  He is also an expert on energy policy, politics, and finance.  He co-hosts the popular podcast Political Climate, with Friend of the Planet, Julia Pyper. And he was the Chief of Staff […]

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Boeing Commits to Making Airplanes Ready To Fly on 100% Sustainable Fuels

Boeing Commits to Making Airplanes Ready To Fly on 100% Sustainable Fuels

by Miro Korenha and Natasha Lasky Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company, recently announced that all of its planes will be capable and certified to fly on 100% sustainable aviation fuels by 2030. The move was a response to mounting pressure felt by the aviation industry to reduce emissions and as Boeing explained in a […]

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One Sunny Thing: Solar Power Eclipses by 2030

One Sunny Thing: Solar Power Eclipses by 2030

According to a new study by the energy analysts at Wood Mackenzie, the cost of solar power is expected to decrease another 15%-25% over the next decade due to developing technologies already in the pipeline, which could make it the lowest-cost power source in the U.S. by 2030.  Solar is poised for both U.S. and […]

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