Fossil Fuels


Keystone XL is basically your douchey ex-boyfriend

What would Keystone XL look like as a human being? Probably how he's portrayed in this video.

Fossil Fuels

Another reason to bug out: Drought puts electrical production at risk

Traditional fossil-fuel-based power generation requires an enormous amount of water. No water, no power.


Best example of bad government investment? Land use.

On the plus side, this is a problem that has only existed for 128 years.

Energy Efficiency

U.S. Navy on its green initiatives: Damn the torpedoes!

Despite enormous pushback from Capitol Hill, the Navy is moving forward with major efforts to reduce energy consumption.

Climate & Energy

How the oil boom in Montana has turned railroads into a pipeline

Yesterday, we worried about pipelines. Today: trains.

Fossil Fuels

The worst onshore oil spill in American history didn’t have to happen

The actions of the owner of a pipeline that dumped a million gallons of tar-sands oil into the Kalamazoo River made a bad situation worse.

Business & Technology

Duke Energy CEO Bill Johnson resigns after one day, gets $44 million in severance

For his eight-hour tenure as top dog at Duke, Bill Johnson made a cool $44.4 million.

Fossil Fuels

The new fossil-fuel glut: Less glutty than you think

Michael Liebreich, head of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, talks with David Roberts about whether this supposed "oil glut" deserves the hype.

Fossil Fuels

Mickey Mouse pushes fossil fuels in this 1985 comic book

Matt Novak of Paleofuture has been posting photos of a 1985 Disney comic touting the benefits of oil pipelines and coal. What’s really striking is how much it genuinely sounds like Republican talking points. I guess Goofy is the American …