Category: fossil fuels

War vs. Nature

Ukraine has used the Cop27 climate talks to make the case that Russia’s invasion is causing an environmental as well as humanitarian catastrophe, with fossil fuels a key catalyst of the country’s destruction. Oliver Milman writes in The Guardian on November 13, 2022: Svitlana… Continue Reading “War vs. Nature”

EPA awards $4 million for new air monitoring in Pennsylvania

Funding came partly from federal Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Reid Frazier reports on November 4, 2022 in StateImpact Pennsylvania: EPA awards $4 million for new air monitoring in Pa. environmental justice areas The grants will pay for 11 projects around the state, totaling $4.27… Continue Reading “EPA awards $4 million for new air monitoring in Pennsylvania”

Manchin’s Coal-Powered State: WV Electricity Rate Increase Requested

Appalachian Power, Wheeling Power Make Rate Increase Case for West Virginia Electricity Users The rate increase would add $18.41 to the monthly bills of Appalachian Power/Wheeling Power companies, according to documents filed by the companies with the Public Service Commission in April, a 12%… Continue Reading “Manchin’s Coal-Powered State: WV Electricity Rate Increase Requested”

PA Bills Establish Incentives for Fossil-Fuel Vehicles While Eliminating Hybrids and EVs

Senator Gene Yaw of northeastern PA is at it again! Promoting climate changing fossil fuels, while kneecapping renewables. He’s joined by another political shill for the Oil & Gas industry from western PA, Senator Camera Bartolotta. Here’s the latest: Bills Establishing Incentives for Using… Continue Reading “PA Bills Establish Incentives for Fossil-Fuel Vehicles While Eliminating Hybrids and EVs”

Yin & yang of climate & energy in China

A September 14, 2022 Opinion, China Is Writing the Story of the Climate Future, by David Wallace-Wells in The New York Times, points out the complexities of climate change and renewable energy in China, a country that was blanketed by heat and drought during… Continue Reading “Yin & yang of climate & energy in China”

Blue Hydrogen and Carbon Capture Hype

Hydrogen and carbon capture talk visits Pittsburgh during the Global Clean Energy Action Forum. The Infrastructure Act’s provision of  $8 billion in subsidies for four hydrogen hubs has set off a race among fossil fuel states to position themselves as the leaders for blue hydrogen and CCUS technologies. … Continue Reading “Blue Hydrogen and Carbon Capture Hype”

MARCELLUS SHALE HISTORY: The Story Behind ‘Fracked Water Wells’ in Dimock PA

In this newly released 41-minute video, we get a behind-the-scenes look at the turmoil and travesty of those ‘Dimocked’ by shale gas production, and the 9 square mile area of Pennsylvania that was once banned from further fracking. Hear about the shortcomings of state… Continue Reading “MARCELLUS SHALE HISTORY: The Story Behind ‘Fracked Water Wells’ in Dimock PA”

An End to US Oil Exports and Offshore Drilling?

Let’s call it the “Joe-Joe Dilemma” — and we aren’t talking cookies. More like “all the marbles.” Blockage of climate action by Senator Joe Machin could now lead to ‘climate emergency’ action taken by President Joe Biden. Things like ending offshore drilling, banning U.S.… Continue Reading “An End to US Oil Exports and Offshore Drilling?”

Climate Change is Dead Serious

Dubbed the “Heat Apocalypse” by a French meteorologist, heat records have now been broken in much of Western Europe, while England recorded its hottest day ever on Tuesday. “Spain and Portugal have seen over 1,000 deaths in the last week attributed to the weather.… Continue Reading “Climate Change is Dead Serious”

Ditching Gasoline Use in the Garden

Paying $20 a gallon for ‘special fuel’ was the last straw! While working as a landscape contractor, we used a wide variety of garden equipment powered by small engines. Some small engines used straight gasoline (4-cycle engines) while others used a combination of gasoline… Continue Reading “Ditching Gasoline Use in the Garden”