Tag: fossil fuels

Five graphics from Google show how carbon-intensive its data centers really are

Enlarge / Solar panels sit on the roof of Google headquarters in Mountain View. reader comments 10 Share this story Google has long been a carbon-neutral company in a theoretical sense. That is, even when it’s physically impossible for Google’s data centers and offices to consume renewable energy, the company offsets that “dirty” energy with […]

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Venezuela crisis: Maduro to raise fuel prices to combat smuggling

Venezuela’s heavily subsidised domestic fuel prices should rise to international levels to avoid billions of dollars in annual losses as a result of smuggling, Nicolás Maduro has said in a televised address. “Gasoline must be sold at an international price to stop smuggling to Colombia and the Caribbean,” the president said. Like most oil-producing countries, […]

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Who’s to Blame for Global Warming?

The New York Times Magazine has done something unprecedented. On Wednesday, it released an entire issue containing just one article on the subject of global warming. “Losing Earth,” by Nathaniel Rich, chronicles the ten-year period from 1979 t0 1989 in which scientists reached consensus about human-caused climate change, and politicians nearly came to a global-scale […]

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Pope Francis: Transition to Clean Energy Is ‘Challenge of Epochal Proportions’

Humanity must devise a “long-term global strategy” to meet the problem of climate change, Pope Francis said Saturday, which requires phasing out fossil fuels. Addressing participants at a meeting for executives in the oil and natural gas sectors, the pope urged his hearers to look to green energy as a key to humanity’s future while […]

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