Amazon Cozies Up to Fossil Fuels


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The tech giants are all going long on renewables, but Amazon seems to be going long on oil and gas.

A new story details Amazon’s budding romance with the fossil fuel industry, while also lagging behind its peers in buying clean energy for its operations.

Other tech companies are using their analytics for helping extract more fossil fuels — but is the extent of Amazon’s pursuit unique?

Then, a new study shows that three-quarters of all coal in the US is more expensive than new renewables. But there’s an ongoing push in states from coal groups to force plants to stay open. We’ll have the latest in the feeble attempt to save coal.

Finally, the supreme court rejects a challenge to state nuclear subsidies. Is it a green light for more states to save their nuke fleets?

Recommended reading:

  • Gizmodo: Amazon Is Aggressively Pursuing Big Oil as It Stalls Out on Clean Energy
  • Vox: Amazon Says It’s a Leader on Fighting Climate Change. 5,000 Employees Disagree
  • Indy Star: Out-of-State Coal Interests Are Funding a Battle to Keep Coal Plants From Closing
  • Houston Chronicle: Supreme Court Denies Challenge to NY Nuclear Subsidy

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