Fossil Fuels

Economics of a Carbon Tax

In response to an op-ed in the Washington Post by Robert Samuelson, a letter to the editor from Citizens’ Climate Lobby published on January 1 stated that private investors have no economic incentive to fund research and development in low...

/ January 27, 2016

Are You Up for the “Fossil Fuel Free” challenge? I am NOT!

Most people – including those who advocate against the use of fossil fuels – don’t realize that the vast majority of items they use on a daily basis are made from petrochemicals. I was thrilled to see that Western Energy...

/ September 29, 2015

Divestment would cost universities millions – and cost students even more

This blog has highlighted the folly of colleges divesting their fossil fuel investments in the past (see here and here), but recent research has shown just how much it is likely to cost them in the future.

/ September 28, 2015

A Letter From Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s President and CEO to Pope Francis

A year before Pope Francis and President Obama met, MPC’s President and Chief Executive Officer Gary R. Heminger appealed to the Vatican to consider the plight of millions around the world who face energy poverty. Below is the letter Heminger sent to...

/ September 23, 2015