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    High Fossil Fuel Costs Leaving Families in the Cold (And Possibly Dark)

    High Fossil Fuel Costs Leaving Families in the Cold (And Possibly Dark)

    As winter comes to the northern hemisphere, impacting the global energy system, increased fossil fuel prices are stretching U.S. families’ finances to, and past, the breaking point. In Connecticut, the sharp increase in the number of people seeking heating bill assistance is “just unbelievable,” Joanne Balaschak, director of energy programs at New Opportunities, in Waterbury, […]

    Africa’s Shortsighted Focus on Natural Gas Instead of Renewables Risks Stranding Assets and ‘Economic Turmoil,’ Analysts Say

    Africa’s Shortsighted Focus on Natural Gas Instead of Renewables Risks Stranding Assets and ‘Economic Turmoil,’ Analysts Say

    Mozambique’s burgeoning methane gas export industry shows the consequences of industrialized nations’ failure to fund developing countries’ expansion of renewable energy, Bloomberg reports. Only one-third of Mozambique residents have access to electricity (70% of which is produced by hydroelectric facilities). Now, European nations like Germany and Italy are buying all the gas they can, while […]

    High Fossil Fuel Costs Force Families to Choose Between Food and Heat

    High Fossil Fuel Costs Force Families to Choose Between Food and Heat

    Freeport LNG now says it will begin some liquefaction operations in December and will not be fully operational until March. Following a massive explosion in June, the company had originally claimed it would have its LNG facility back online in October, a timeline that has been pushed back, multiple times. The facility accounted for about […]

    West Virginia Customers Pay the Price for State’s Reliance on Coal

    West Virginia Customers Pay the Price for State’s Reliance on Coal

    The state of West Virginia is intimately associated with coal power, so much so that it got 91 percent of its electricity from coal in 2021, and politicians like the state’s Democratic Senator Joe Manchin have painted an attack on the highly polluting energy source as an attack on the state’s wellbeing.  When President Joe […]