A changing climate may be bad PR for fossil fuels, but it could help their bottom line. Two major coal companies released earnings reports in late July stating how higher temperatures could mean more energy use, which could ease some coal stockpiles.
The pipeline protests at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation last year drew national attention. Inside Energy teamed up with the Center for Investigative Reporting’s Reveal to go behind the scenes and meet the young people who started the fight. The program looks at how those protests put at-risk teens on a healthier path, and how other Native American tribes are grappling with energy projects on their sovereign land.
The debate about whether or not humans are warming the planet is essentially over – ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree that we are. But the debate over tactics, about how to reduce our carbon emissions, is just starting to heat up.
For years, scientists have known that pollution from burning fossil fuels is bad for us.
But just how bad? And can we place a dollar amount on the hidden costs of burning coal and other fossil fuels for electricity?
This Thanksgiving our holiday feast will contain 4500 calories. Those calories are just a measure of energy, and that food was produced using fossil fuels. In this video, Inside Energy’s Dan Boyce explains how fossil fuels are, in fact, your food.
Fossil fuel production on federal and Indian land is down over the past decade, in contrast to a big boost in production across the rest of the country. Why does it matter if the land that sits on top of fossil fuels – coal, oil and natural gas – is federal, Indian, or private? One word: money.
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