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Browsing the "Big Oil" Tag

Why Are We Subsidizing Fossil Fuels? Seriously

May 24th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Supporting renewables can cut emissions and boost the economy, all while providing cost-competitive energy. Yet the Trump Administration continues propping up the fossil fuel industry — despite the sector facing real financial problems that began long before the COVID-19 pandemic


Bail Out The American Public, Not Big Oil

April 12th, 2020 | by NRDC

The COVID-19 pandemic is a national crisis, and the need to address the health and safety of communities and workers across the nation is paramount. Yet a number of political leaders are making sure to look out for their corporate friends. Last week, some of the most reliable servants of the fossil fuel industry in the House and Senate sent letters to Interior Secretary Bernhardt asking him to grant royalty relief, lease extensions, and other favors to the oil, gas, and coal industries


Fossil Fuel Drilling Is Making Texans Sick (Video)

March 2nd, 2020 | by Nexus Media

In Texas, methane leaking from fracking sites is not only heating the planet. It’s also making people ill. Locals have reported headaches, nosebleeds, and respiratory problems, and they are calling on fossil fuel companies to clean up their act


How Many Climate Activists Haven’t Bought A Tesla Because They’ve Been Tricked By Big Oil?

November 16th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I'm a hardcore climate activist. I've been one for approximately 20 years (and writing that sure does make me feel old). I'm quite concerned that we are destroying the livability of this planet for human life and countless other species. Furthermore, I've got two young girls, and I'm certain their lives are going to be harder than mine due to more drought, agricultural failures, superstorms, more severe fires, climate-related diseases, flooding, and severe migration challenges. I'd like to do what I can to limit the challenges they will face in an increasingly unstable world


Future Gas Stations Will Not Have Gas

October 12th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

The year was 1908, the world's first mass-produced affordable automobile drove onto comically scarce streets. The transition from horse-driven carriages to gas-powered autos was officially beginning. After some back and forth, electric and steam-powered options didn't make it into the mainstream. In hindsight, gasoline probably wasn't the best option for the environment, but we're (finally) working on fixing that now


Breakdown Of Interdependency Between Big Auto & Big Oil

October 9th, 2019 | by Gerard Reid

Some years back I visited one of the major automobile manufacturers with some investor clients of mine. We met the CTO of that particular company, who asked us "what is the biggest mistake the automobile industry has made in the last century?" Despite the varied responses from the audience, we were all surprised by his answer: "We never controlled the fuel value chain" and to that he added "and we won’t make the same mistake with electric cars."


Big Oil Faces A Formidable Foe In Fight Against Electric Vehicles

October 2nd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Electric utilities are keen on electric vehicles these days — they see them as a future revenue source. Utilities from California to Florida to Michigan are sponsoring the installation of public charging stations, and some are offering rebates to customers for installing home chargers. To date, at least 50 utilities in 25 states have launched or proposed programs to encourage the buildout of charging infrastructure


Tesla’s Alligator-Like Adversaries Represent $3.6 Trillion In Revenue Per Year (Infographic)

June 7th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Many have wondered why the mainstream press coverage of Tesla is so relentlessly negative. Someone who wasn’t familiar with the company, glancing at a typical day’s headlines, might imagine that Tesla is a company that uses child labor to manufacture chemical weapons to sell to terrorists, rather than one that builds universally-admired cars in American factories with the goal of reducing air pollution and making the roads safer


CleanTech Talk with Ross Gerber — Tesla Climate Leadership, Tweeting, $420, & The Oil Crisis Of The ’70s

April 13th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

For our hot new Cleantech Talk podcast interview series, I recently sat down with Ross Gerber, cofounder, president, and CEO of Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment Management, to discuss cleantech innovation, Tesla, climate change, insurance companies, and more. The conversation was approximately one hour long, so to cut it down into more manageable portions, we've split it up into a couple of episodes. Listen on your favorite podcast platform or via the embedded player below


Oil Analyst Ponders The “Elon Musk Effect” — #Tesla

January 24th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

When will rising EV sales begin to cut into global demand for oil? It sure ain’t happening yet — as we discussed in an earlier article. Over the past few years, the increasing popularity of trucks and SUVs has canceled out the gas savings from EVs a thousand times over


Big Oil Tries To Kill The Electric Car (Again)

January 6th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Electric vehicles are getting close to a major tipping point, and it isn’t just fans who are taking notice. The powerful enemies of transportation electrification and renewable energy are beginning to launch a serious counterattack


Saudi Energy Minister Throws Shade At Electric Vehicles

December 29th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

Could electric vehicles disrupt the reign of Big Oil? Apparently not. According to Arab News, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih publicly downplayed, "what he described as the 'hype' of the electric vehicle market." And he emphasized that "miscalculations around the pace of [vehicle] electrification could create 'serious' risks around global energy security."


Not A Fan Of Saudi Arabia’s Anti-Democratic Policies? Drive Electric!

November 7th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

If there was ever a time to reconsider your gasmobile, it's now. According to Paul Rauber (via Sierra Club), "The grisly apparent murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi embassy in Istanbul by a hit squad linked to Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman has led many to try to distance themselves from the autocratic kingdom. That will not be easy for U.S. drivers of fossil fuel vehicles, however, because Saudi Arabia is still a major supplier of oil to the United States."


Tesla’s Enemies Are Perfecting The FUD Machine, & Playing The Media

September 6th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla’s vehicles are the three top-selling EVs in the US market. Model S has been consistently outselling every competing large luxury sedan for years, and it appears as if Model 3 will similarly dominate the small sedan segment. The company continues merrily producing 5,000 Model 3s per week, and teardowns by two sets of auto industry experts (Munro & Associates and a group commissioned by German automakers) have concluded that the new EV should deliver a healthy profit margin



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