fossil fuels

 
The electrification of transport could transform our future
The electrification of transport could transform our future
Electric vehicles (EVs) are set to change everything about how energy is consumed and supplied. As a report from the World Economic Forum, Electric...
Editorial: We must act now to save the world
Editorial: We must act now to save the world
We have known for more than a century that burning fossil fuels is warming the planet. Since the late 1960s, we have known that this could destroy...
Storm warning for the fossil-fuel industry
Storm warning for the fossil-fuel industry
London — This has been a year of extreme weather events, from the “Beast from the East” that froze much of the United...
The world has not learnt anything from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
The world has not learnt anything from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
This year marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s ‘Gothic’ (proto-)science fiction novel, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus,...
World gears up for electric cars despite bumps in road
World gears up for electric cars despite bumps in road
Technological advances mean fossil fuel in cars could be phased out within decades but...
Swapping coal for gas keeps world carbon emissions flat
Swapping coal for gas keeps world carbon emissions flat
Global carbon emissions have remained flat for the third consecutive year, according to the 2017 BP Statistical Review of World Energy.
Paris needs a bold climate of resilience
Paris needs a bold climate of resilience
Governments across the world are making their final preparations for the landmark United Nations climate change summit in Paris which begins in late...
Stop fossil fuel subsidies and invest the money in clean energy
Stop fossil fuel subsidies and invest the money in clean energy
The world is starting to realise that fossil fuels are not cheap. It is increasingly clear that oil, coal and gas have huge hidden costs that are...
Global fossil fuel subsidies cost the planet R63-trillion a year
Global fossil fuel subsidies cost the planet R63-trillion a year
People across the world are subsidising the fossil fuel industry to the tune of R63-trillion a year, according to 
Get out of dirty fossil fuel
Get out of dirty fossil fuel
The fossil fuel industry, including the world's producers of oil, gas and coal, must be put out of business by 2050 to avoid dangerous climate change...
Journey towards cleaner fuel stalls
Journey towards cleaner fuel stalls
The government appears stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to the overhaul of the country's fuel refineries that is required to meet...
Fossil-fuel industry a grim reaper
Fossil-fuel industry a grim reaper
Over the next 20 years the deaths will rise to 20 000, as will the costs of an environment going awry.

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