fossil fuel industry

  • CoalPhoto of Why Banks are Refusing to Fund Fossil Fuels

    Why Banks are Refusing to Fund Fossil Fuels

    With global trends experiencing a paradigm shift and transitioning to cleaner sources of energy, there is also greater accountability to be given to those engaging directly or indirectly in fossil fuel activities and business. The focus is now on financial institutions, indirectly contributing to environmental degradation and climate change by funding, financing, or loaning companies with stakes in fossil fuel…

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  • CoalPhoto of How Fossil Fuels are Used to Generate Electricity 

    How Fossil Fuels are Used to Generate Electricity 

    The world is constantly in need of electricity, as it drives human activities and keeps the world in motion. To cater to practically every need, every year we consume more than 24 PWh of electricity. That is 24,000,000,000,000,000 Wh/year (Longo, 2019). While 10.7 percent of this is comes from nuclear power, and 23.9 percent from renewable sources, fossil fuels are…

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  • AlternativesPhoto of Top Five Countries with the Most Fossil Fuel Resources

    Top Five Countries with the Most Fossil Fuel Resources

    There has been a constant need for energy generation in order to enable adequate functioning of various aspects of human endeavor, and although there have been calls to explore cleaner alternatives as may be found in renewable sources of energy, one cannot underestimate the contributions of fossil fuels to global energy generation and consumption. Thus, despite the rapid growth of…

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  • CoalPhoto of The Impact of Fossil Fuels on the Environment

    The Impact of Fossil Fuels on the Environment

    One thing that will remain true about human nature is the quest for development; and in this quest, as is seen through the ages, man will utilize as much as possible, all resources, natural and non-natural, physical and abstract, lasting and ephemeral. One particular set of resources in light of this is fossil fuels; particularly useful in the production of…

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  • CoalPhoto of Plastics Depend on Fossil Fuels

    Plastics Depend on Fossil Fuels

    Nearly 100 percent of what goes into plastic is derived from fossil fuels. The plastic industry is powered by the fossil fuel industry.

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  • PetroleumPhoto of Shale is shaking

    Shale is shaking

    This quarter has brought on even more speculation that the high production of shale, called the “shale boom,” is slowing down in the United States. NPR reported in late November that oil demand is dropping, alongside prices, “signs of a crisis that’s quietly roiling the industry” the media outlet stated. Since the beginning of 2019, oil production increased by one…

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  • PetroleumPhoto of Cutting Ties: These Are The Organizations That Divested From Fossil Fuels

    Cutting Ties: These Are The Organizations That Divested From Fossil Fuels

    Fossil fuels, including petroleum, coal, and gas, account for close to one hundred percent of daily energy use all around the world. Although we use these resources for almost everything we do, the harmful emissions they release into the air contribute substantially to global warming and climate change.  For this reason, vast amounts of people have chosen to take a…

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