State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

fossil fuel economy

  • Climate Policy’s Critical Moment is Here

    Climate Policy’s Critical Moment is Here

    The environmental catastrophe predicted by climate modelers a generation ago is upon us. We need to provide the resources and organizational capacity required to end most use of fossil fuels as fast as possible.

  • The Future of the Fossil Fuel Business

    The Future of the Fossil Fuel Business

    While fossil fuels are in decline, there is no reason that fossil fuel companies cannot adjust and play a part in the transition to an environmentally sustainable economy.

  • Forget Fossil Fuels and Focus on Renewables

    Forget Fossil Fuels and Focus on Renewables

    Instead of taxing fossil fuels we should subsidize and invest in renewable energy.

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  • Climate Policy’s Critical Moment is Here

    Climate Policy’s Critical Moment is Here

    The environmental catastrophe predicted by climate modelers a generation ago is upon us. We need to provide the resources and organizational capacity required to end most use of fossil fuels as fast as possible.

  • The Future of the Fossil Fuel Business

    The Future of the Fossil Fuel Business

    While fossil fuels are in decline, there is no reason that fossil fuel companies cannot adjust and play a part in the transition to an environmentally sustainable economy.

  • Forget Fossil Fuels and Focus on Renewables

    Forget Fossil Fuels and Focus on Renewables

    Instead of taxing fossil fuels we should subsidize and invest in renewable energy.