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‘Fossil Fuel Facts’ Articles

Facts and Issues relating to Fossil Fuels

Rockefellers Divest Millions From Fossil Fuels

Rockefellers Divest Millions From Fossil Fuels

The Rockefeller family—the heirs of Standard Oil divest from fossil fuels due to climate change. The Rockefellers released a Divestment statement for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF), with assets of $860 million in assets is a private charitable foundation established in 1940. The board of trustees in 2010 made a commitment up to 10 percent [Continue]

China Bans Dirty Coal Bad News For Australia?

China Bans Dirty Coal Bad News For Australia?

China bans some coal burning and dirty coal imports in an effort to reduce super smog that has enveloped some Chinese cities such as Beijing. New regulations are to go into effect January 1st 2015, which restricts the burning of coal that has an ash content greater than 16% and sulphur content about 1% in [Continue]

Can You Smell Gasoline Fumes?

Can You Smell Gasoline Fumes?

Better Hold Your Breath! No joke it is best to hold your breath while refueling your fossil fuel engine or whenever you can smell Gasoline fumes or Diesel Fumes. An important fact to know is that the odor threshold for the human nose to detect benzene is approximately 60 ppm for odor detection in air, or in water is 2 ppm and so if [Continue]

Mercury in Tuna is Australia Mostly Responsible?

Mercury in Tuna is Australia Mostly Responsible?

Because of Australia’s electricity production mix (over 75%) of which is produced by coal burning, Australia likely ends up adding more mercury per capita into the marine food chain than most other countries on the planet. Coal provides the vast majority of the main base-load electricity capacity in Australia, which is more than any other [Continue]

Harvard Students Fast for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Harvard Students Fast for Fossil Fuel Divestment

According to the Harvard Crimson student activists have started a week-long fast for Fossil Fuel Divestment: Dozens of members of the Harvard community will not be swiping into dining halls this week as they participate in Divest Harvard’s week of fasting. The initiative, which lasts from Oct. 20 to Oct. 24, seeks to draw attention [Continue]

Chevron Unwittingly Supports Alternative Energy

Chevron Unwittingly Supports Alternative Energy

Chevron Corporation creates video to help justify the high cost of gasoline to their consumers and ends up making a solid case for alternative energy in the process. Chevron Corporation created a video in 2011 to help justify to their consumers the high cost of gasoline, and they successfully do an excellent job of covering [Continue]

Over 250 Pipeline Spills per Year in USA?

Over 250 Pipeline Spills per Year in USA?

Many questions come to mind during Pipeline Discussions: How rare are crude oil pipeline spills? What are the odds that Keystone XL Pipeline would spill? What is the difference between regular crude oil and Dilbit from Canadian Tarsands? Do literally tens of thousands of Keystone XL Pipeline protesters across the US have legitimate concerns? Logic [Continue]

US Can Not Permanently Lower Pump Price

US Can Not Permanently Lower Pump Price

The USA can’t drill their way to cheaper fuel prices it is a myth, so the “Drill Baby Drill” chant by the politicians of oil producing states really need to be silenced by logic as the USA consumes “18.6 million barrels per day (MMbd) of petroleum products during 2012” according to eia.gov and 95% of [Continue]

Chemical Spill Causes Water Crisis in Charleston WV

Chemical Spill Causes Water Crisis in Charleston WV

Many major US News organizations ignore that over 300,000 have gone without tap water in West Virginia for five days (a full quarter of the Population living in the State)—and normal water usage has only been returned to the first 100,000 as of Tuesday morning. This environmental and regulatory story has only briefly been mentioned [Continue]

Oil Politics and Champagne Prices

Oil Politics and Champagne Prices

Are Champagne prices in Dubai worthy of celebration and just what does a bottle of Champagne cost in your town? Basic business sense and economics suggests that the local price for anything should typically be as much as the market will bare and high demand will demand higher prices. A friend of mine currently living [Continue]

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