Fossil Fuels

A fossil fuel is a fuel formed by natural processes, such as anaerobic decomposition of buried dead organisms, containing organic molecules originating in ancient photosynthesis that release energy in combustion. Such organisms and their resulting fossil fuels typically have an age of millions of years, and sometimes more than 650 million years. Fossil fuels contain high percentages of carbon and include petroleum, coal, and natural gas. Commonly used derivatives of fossil fuels include kerosene and propane. Fossil fuels range from volatile materials with low carbon-to-hydrogen ratios (like methane), to liquids (like petroleum), to nonvolatile materials composed of almost pure carbon, …

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IISD: International Institute for Sustainable Development · 12 June 2024 English

The costs and capabilities of grid-located batteries have improved dramatically in recent years and could play an import role in South Africa's electricity system. This report examines the challenges facing …

following through with—a transition away from fossil fuels in the energy sector. The problem is that there is at risk due to the continued promotion of fossil fuels in the power sector. If the JETP fails, it


IISD: International Institute for Sustainable Development · 12 June 2024 English

in 2025. These will be the first since the landmark agreement at COP 28 to transition away from fossil fuels. This report analyzes how fossil fuel production has appeared in NDCs to date and suggests ways

a call on parties to “transition away from fossil fuels in energy systems, in a just, orderly and equitable development strategies (LT-LEDS) that mention fossil fuels often, implicitly or explicitly, refer to a markets regarding the future use and production of fossil fuels. Therefore, it is essential that new NDCs and and LT-LEDS tackle not only the use of fossil fuels but also fossil fuel production in a way that is abrupt and disruptive transition away from fossil fuels requires that governments plan for a managed


NSP: New Society Publishers · 11 June 2024 English

Leadership for the Great Transition—a changemaker’s toolkit for cultivating personal and community resilience The Regeneration Handbook offers an abundance of insights, stories, tools, practices, and resources for experienced and aspiring …

began digging up and burning massive amounts of fossil fuels that took millions of years to form, we have community resilience and wean their small town off fossil fuels, they didn’t expect to spark a global movement


IISD: International Institute for Sustainable Development · 6 June 2024 English

Nigeria's growing population is in need of wide-ranging solutions to the multidimensional poverty it faces. This IISD report outlines the risks that Nigeria faces in forging ahead with a dash …

environmental sustainability, and economic dependence on fossil fuels. Assessing LNG Expansion Risks While there are the longer term, the continued extraction of fossil fuels contributes to higher carbon dioxide and methane renewables Renewable energy Coal Oil Natural gas Fossil fuels IISD.org 14 A Balancing Act: Considerations to the current global net-zero commitments, fossil fuels face projected reductions in demand. Europe’s sustainability, and economic dependence on fossil fuels. Assessing LNG Expansion Risks While there are


IISD: International Institute for Sustainable Development · 4 June 2024 English

well as direct capital and influence private investors' decisions. Ending public financing for fossil fuels is a critical driver of the energy transition. This report examines the scope of public financing

Ending Canadian Domestic Public Financing for Fossil Fuels IISD REPORT IISD.org ii Ending Canadian Domestic Domestic Public Financing for Fossil Fuels © 2024 International Institute for Sustainable Development Ending Canadian Domestic Public Financing for Fossil Fuels June 2024 Written by Anna Geddes (International Ending Canadian Domestic Public Financing for Fossil Fuels Table of Contents Introduction ........... ..............2 Defining Public Finance for Fossil Fuels in Canada .................................


IISD: International Institute for Sustainable Development · 30 May 2024 English

capacity is sufficient to meet the 1.5°C-aligned energy demand. The article recommends a "No New Fossil Fuels" norm, which would prevent new fossil fuel exploration and extraction projects and the construction

energy demand. The article recommends a "No New Fossil Fuels" norm, which would prevent new fossil fuel exploration argues that a feasible first step to phasing out fossil fuels is to stop licensing new oil and gas fields


Fraser Institute · 28 May 2024 English

Summary This essay evaluates past carbon emission reduction and the feasibility of eliminating fossil fuels to achieve net-zero carbon by 2050. Despite international agreements, government spending and advancements, global fossil fuel consumption surged by 55 percent between 1997 and 2023. And the share of fossil fuels in global energy consumption has only decreased from nearly 86 percent in 1997 to approximately The first global energy transition, from traditional biomass fuels such as wood and charcoal to fossil fuels, started more than two centuries ago and unfolded gradually. That transition remains incomplete

reduction and the feasibility of eliminating fossil fuels to achieve net-zero carbon by 2050. • Despite percent between 1997 and 2023. And the share of fossil fuels in global energy consumption has only decreased biomass fuels such as wood and charcoal to fossil fuels, started more than two centuries ago and unfolded severing modern civilization’s reliance on fossil fuels is a desirable long-term goal but one that 2017). In mass terms, we will never run out of fossil fuels: enormous quantities of coal and hydrocarbons


Fraser Institute · 28 May 2024 English

Summary This essay evaluates past carbon emission reduction and the feasibility of eliminating fossil fuels to achieve net-zero carbon by 2050. Despite international agreements, government spending and advancements, global fossil fuel consumption surged by 55 percent between 1997 and 2023. And the share of fossil fuels in global energy consumption has only decreased from nearly 86 percent in 1997 to approximately The first global energy transition, from traditional biomass fuels such as wood and charcoal to fossil fuels, started more than two centuries ago and unfolded gradually. That transition remains incomplete

public policy think-tank. “The plan to eliminate fossil fuels and achieve a net-zero economy faces formidable governments worldwide, global dependence on fossil fuels has steadily increased over the past three Kyoto Protocol was adopted). And the share of fossil fuels in global energy consumption has only slightly must face reality—while ending our reliance on fossil fuels may be a desirable long-term goal, it cannot


IISD: International Institute for Sustainable Development · 23 May 2024 English

Produced capital represents the value of the stock of all human-made assets used to produce goods and services in an economy. The major characteristic of produced capital is that it …

declining reserves, and the shift away from fossil fuels to address climate change. Excessive concentration and Tobago both remain highly dependent on fossil fuels for electricity production. According to the and nearly 100% of their electricity using fossil fuels in 2020, respectively. This practice will constrain


APF: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada · 23 May 2024 English

Pension Fund Investments in the Asia Pacific

are facing domestic pressure to divest from fossil fuels. Renewable energy infrastructure projects, moreover


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