Coronavirus

Coronavirus crisis could cause $25tn fossil fuel industry collapse

By |2020-06-16T15:36:51+00:00June 16th, 2020|Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Pollution|

Value of reserves could fall by two-thirds as Covid-19 hastens peak in demand, study shows The coronavirus outbreak could trigger a $25tn (£20tn) collapse in the fossil fuel industry by accelerating a terminal decline for the world’s most polluting companies. A study has found that the value of the world’s fossil fuel reserves could

Electric vehicles could be as disruptive to oil industry as coronavirus, Suncor CEO says

By |2020-06-10T08:47:47+00:00June 10th, 2020|Coronavirus, Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, News, Pollution|

The shift to electric vehicles and other low-carbon technologies could disrupt crude oil demand on a similar scale to the coronavirus pandemic, Suncor Energy Inc’s chief executive said on Monday. The comments are a stark prediction in an industry that frequently downplays the impact of electrification and points to forecasts of rising global oil

Over 200 businesses call for climate-focused COVID-19 recovery

By |2020-06-10T08:43:18+00:00June 10th, 2020|Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News|

Decarbonisation should be the focus of the COVID-19 recovery, a letter signed by over 200 business leaders has said. The letter, sent to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, calls for a clear vision for recovery efforts that align with the UK’s wider social, environmental and climate goals. Government recovery efforts should drive investment in low

24 Ways the Virus May Change Your Next Home

By |2020-05-26T11:11:10+00:00May 27th, 2020|Blog, Coronavirus, Food Production, Our Uncertain Future|

[I found this article really interesting. Naturally I expected it to highlight the importance of growing your own food, plus pantries and freezers, but I thought the other ideas were also well considered. Trevor] Lockdown lessons shaping the future of housing As we find ourselves locked down amid coronavirus, there’s more demand on our

Covid-19 crisis will wipe out demand for fossil fuels, says IEA

By |2020-05-04T20:21:05+00:00May 8th, 2020|Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

Renewable electricity may be only source to withstand biggest shock in 70 years Renewable electricity will be the only source resilient to the biggest global energy shock in 70 years triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the world’s energy watchdog. The International Energy Agency said the outbreak of Covid-19 would wipe out demand

2020 – WHEN THE GREAT DISRUPTION BEGAN

By |2020-05-04T20:12:21+00:00May 7th, 2020|Blog, Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, Opinion, Our Uncertain Future, Prepping and Collapse|

[This article caught my eye as it has parallels with my own views, see here. Trevor] It was always going to come to this. Whether it was a pandemic triggering a shutdown, a climate emergency bursting the carbon bubble, a populist backlash against inequality, wars over water or countless other possible triggers, this moment

Halt destruction of nature or suffer even worse pandemics, say world’s top scientists

By |2020-05-04T19:57:05+00:00May 5th, 2020|Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion|

Exclusive: only one species is responsible for coronavirus – humans – say world’s leading wildlife experts The coronavirus pandemic is likely to be followed by even more deadly and destructive disease outbreaks unless their root cause – the rampant destruction of the natural world – is rapidly halted, the world’s leading biodiversity experts have

Climate Change Won’t Stop for the Coronavirus Pandemic

By |2020-04-27T19:28:35+00:00April 30th, 2020|Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Wildfires|

The next several months could bring hurricanes, floods and fire, on top of the pandemic currently raging through the country. How do you shelter in place during an evacuation? Two and a half years ago Hurricane Maria ripped open homes across the southern Puerto Rican city of Ponce, destroying the rickety electrical grid and sending

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