Energy & Fuel

August 27, 2021

DEADLINE: NPF Fellowship on Biomass and Climate Change Ahead of COP26 Conference

Join the National Press Foundation for an all-expenses-paid fellowship for 20 U.S. and Canadian journalists to look at the economic, climate and conservation issues posed by biomass. The training will be held Oct 10-13, 2021 in North Carolina (or online if pandemic worsens). The deadline to apply is Aug 27.

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August 6, 2021

DEADLINE: Business & Sustainability Initiative at Solutions Journalism Network

Newsrooms: Apply by Aug 6, 2021 for funding (up to $5,000), training and support by SJN staff for coverage of businesses' role in solutions related to sustainability issues such as climate action, clean water, biodiversity and renewable energy, with a focus on communities served by the solutions.

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"Forgotten Oil And Gas Wells Linger, Leaking Toxic Chemicals"

"CRANE, Texas — Rusted pipes litter the sandy fields of Ashley Williams Watt’s cattle ranch in windswept West Texas. The corroded skeletons are all that remain of hundreds of abandoned oil wells that were drilled long before her family owned the land."

Source: AP, 07/30/2021

Recycling Myth: Big Oil’s Solution For Plastic Waste Littered With Failure

"In early 2018, residents of Boise, Idaho were told by city officials that a breakthrough technology could transform their hard-to-recycle plastic waste into low-polluting fuel. The program, backed by Dow Inc, one of the world’s biggest plastics producers, was hailed locally as a greener alternative to burying it in the county landfill."

Source: Reuters, 07/30/2021

"Toyota Led on Clean Cars. Now Critics Say It Works to Delay Them."

"The Toyota Prius hybrid was a milestone in the history of clean cars, attracting millions of buyers worldwide who could do their part for the environment while saving money on gasoline. But in recent months, Toyota, one of the world’s largest automakers, has quietly become the industry’s strongest voice opposing an all-out transition to electric vehicles — which proponents say is critical to fighting climate change."

Source: NYTimes, 07/29/2021

"Democrats Call Infrastructure Bill a Down Payment on Climate"

"The  $1 trillion infrastructure deal reached by a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday would make a significant down payment on President Biden’s ambitious environmental agenda, including the first federal expenditure on electric vehicle charging stations and the largest investment in public transit and clean water systems in the nation’s history."

Source: NYTimes, 07/29/2021

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