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Fossil Fuels Receive $500 Billion A Year In Government Subsidies Worldwide

Published: 
Sat, 11/09/2013 - 9:19am
Category: 
Energy

Producers of oil, gas and coal received more than $500 billion in government subsidies around the world in 2011, with the richest nations collectively spending more than $70 billion every year to support fossil fuels.

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Poland, Wedded to Coal, Spurns Europe on Clean Energy Targets

Published: 
Sat, 11/02/2013 - 8:39am
Category: 
Energy

They call it Poland’s biggest hole in the ground.

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China's anti-pollution drive risks running out of gas

Published: 
Tue, 10/29/2013 - 10:53pm
Category: 
Energy

A chronic shortage of natural gas is hurting China's plan to move away from burning coal to heat homes and offices, raising the prospect of more choking air pollution this winter and beyond.

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DWP watchdog warns high cost comes with L.A.'s coal-free plan

Published: 
Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:30pm
Category: 
Energy

Weeks after Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa celebrated his plan to move the city off of coal-fired energy, a city watchdog has attached a giant price tag to the initiative.

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To Stop Climate Change, Students Aim at College Portfolios

Published: 
Tue, 12/04/2012 (All day)

SWARTHMORE, Pa. — A group of Swarthmore College students is asking the school administration to take a seemingly simple step to combat pollution and climate change: sell off the endowment’s holdings in large fossil fuel companies. For months, they have been getting a simple answer: no.