The costs that fossil fuels impose on public health through air pollution alone are enormous.
Some speculated that voters in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Colorado and Texas would vote against Joe Biden because of his plans to phase out fossil fuels.
It's encouraging that the federal government recognises its role in industry policy. But its choice to support some technologies is disappointing.
To reverse the current climate and ecological crises, governments must put an end to the damaging forms of technology, innovation, investments and incentives that contribute to it.
Contrary to the Morrison government's claims, it does prop up the fossil fuel industry. But the money doesn't create many jobs or much profit.
While it's impossible to stop all extraction of fossil fuels now, renewable sources are already generating 25% of global electricity demand now and their contribution continues to grow.
The mass protests shine a spotlight on the tension between policies that raise energy prices and day-to-day energy affordability.
Had the EU eliminated all subsidies between 2010 and 2017, its emissions would have been 9% lower over the period and governments across the EU would have saved US$441 billion.
New Zealand has proposed new fuel standards, along with a consumer rebates for cleaner cars – paid for by higher costs for high-polluting cars – to cut its rising transport emissions.
There is simply no credible evidence supporting the contention that America is experiencing a grid emergency.
Reforms to fossil fuel subsidies must be combined with effective anti-poverty policies.
Even Trump's most destructive proposals pale in comparison. The president is merely throwing a match on a burning building.