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Norway steps away from gas and diesel car ban

Norway's leaders want to "encourage more environmentally friendly vehicles by using the carrot instead of stick."

A spokesman for Norway's Ministry of Transport has denied that the country is planning on banning gas and diesel vehicles by 2025, saying new technology would do the job (in the long term) rather than regulations.

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Gas reaches lowest prices in over a decade

The last time refueling was this cheap was in 2004.

Low gas prices make this the best July for a road trip in a long time.

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Alternative fuels use more water than fossil fuels

Still, there are worse things for the environment.

A new study compares the water usage of various fuels, and shows room for improvement for alternative fuels.

Fire sale on stuff that burns: Oil, natural gas, coal down

It seems whatever can be burned to power a car, heat a home or make electricity, or ship people and goods is being sold at bargain basement prices.

Biggest climate change march in NYC feels like something even bigger

Rockefellers Divest From Fossil Fuels, And Much More

Is it just us, or did something happen at that 2014 United Nations Climate Summit in New York City this week? The largest-ever climate change march took place in the city and the headlines were full of interesting items, from the famous oil family the Sebastian Blanco

Utah Earth Day poster contest dares ask, "Where would you be without fossil fuels?"

The state of Utah has put its own spin on the message behind Earth Day. While the national ecology teach-in day usually means bike rides and recycling campaigns, in Utah the message this year is: "Where would you be without oil, gas and mining?"

Should there be a fossil fuel moratorium? Some scientists say yes

Climate change was barely mentioned during October presidential debates, but that doesn't mean the public doesn't care. After all, climate change affected Hurricane Sandy, and that got some media coverage. Some analysts say climate change is just part of historic weather patterns that humans have little say over but most scientists say humans play a big part in the matter, in

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How Romney and Obama differ on fossil fuels and the energy debate

Last week, Mitt Romney released a comprehensive energy plan. While taking a backseat to the economy and job creation, energy issues have been discussed regularly by presidential candidates Romney and Barack Obama, and their viewpoints diverge widely. In its online magazine, conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute broke out the core issues that separate the candidates:

Why alternative energy has a hard time: fossil fuels get 250 subsidies

If you think ending the ethanol subsidy puts all fuel sources on an equal footing, think again. While there has been a great deal of vitriol directed toward subsidies for alternative energy and plug-in vehicles, very little has been heard about the ways in which fossil fuels are

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IISD calls for countries to phase out all fossil fuel subsidies

Reforming eliminating fossil fuel subsidies would save governments billions of dollars while significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and freeing up monies for incentives on cleaner forms of energy, according to the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), a Canada-based research institute.

On "picking winners": fossil fuel industry raking in 10x the subsidies compared to renewables

Earlier today, we covered the words of some auto industry insiders at the recent Automotive Research's Management Briefing Seminar in Traverse City, MI, who said the didn't like that the Obama Administration was "picking winners" by funneling funds on plug-in vehicles. Well, okay, they're entitled to their opinion. But, if the industry doesn't want governments to push one particula

Poll: 73% of Americans believe that reducing dependency on fossil fuels is important

The oil spill in the Gulf has had a profound effect on the environment, the scope of which won't be fully understood for some time. This disaster has also caused widespread anger, brought environmentalists out of the woodwork and even swayed public opinion on the use o

STUDY: U.S. subsidises fossil fuels 2.5 times more than renewables

Listen to the messages coming out of Washington, D.C. and you'd think we're spending all our available money on clean and green technologies, things like algae biofuels, cleaner cars and Sebastian Blanco

Norway still considering a ban on all cars powered by fossil fuels

We first heard about a proposal to ban cars powered solely by fossil fuels way back in 2007. According to Finance Minister Kristin Halvorsen, the plan "is much more realistic than people think when they first hear about" it and is still very much in the works. Still, it's highly unlikely that the proposal would come to fruition due to opposition from current Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.