Duke Energy Pledges to Eliminate Methane Emissions From Natural Gas Business by 2030

GreenTechMedia

The new goals outlined in Duke’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) day presentation on Friday were among a host of incremental advances on last year’s commitment to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Methane leakage from natural gas pipelines.

Methane release from UK shale gas site equivalent to 142 trans-Atlantic flights, says research group

Envirotec Magazine

Fracking operations at a site in Blackpool, UK, have caused an unintended release of methane gas into the atmosphere to the equivalent environmental cost of 142 trans-Atlantic flights according to new research. Three different methods were used to estimate the methane release rate.

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Industry first liquid bio methane offering

Envirotec Magazine

A cleaner energy source than any other off-grid fossil fuel, companies switching to Flogas Bio-LNG can benefit from major carbon savings of more than 80%.[1]. Adding Bio-LNG to our off-grid energy supply is a real step-change for the business and shows just how serious we are about building a lower carbon future for the UK,” says David Taylor, Head of Corporate Affairs and Innovation at Flogas.

VERGE Accelerate: Carbon Pitch Session

GreenBiz

VERGE Accelerate: Carbon Pitch Session. Today’s session highlights five entrepreneurs building solutions related to carbon removal. Brandon Marques, VP of Strategy & Finance, Carbon Direct. Olya Irzak, CEO, Frost Methane Labs.

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Leveraging the ocean's carbon removal potential

GreenBiz

Leveraging the ocean's carbon removal potential. Achieving this not only will require reducing existing emissions, but also removing carbon dioxide already in the air. Another proposed approach is large-scale seaweed cultivation , as seaweed captures carbon through photosynthesis.

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Energy Watch Group Says Natural Gas Is A Death Sentence For The Earth

CleanTechnica

Germany's Energy Watch Group says the methane emissions from natural gas are worse for the environment than carbon emissions from burning coal or oil. Coal Fossil Fuels Natural Gas coal Energy Watch Group Leave it in the ground methane emissions Natural gas

Could green hydrogen be key to a carbon-free economy?

GreenBiz

Could green hydrogen be key to a carbon-free economy? The Saudis are going big on something called green hydrogen — a carbon-free fuel made from water by using renewably produced electricity to split hydrogen molecules from oxygen molecules.

Digital innovation: how National Oil Companies can meet the methane challenge

EDF + Business

Owned and overseen by national governments, As such, it is in both their commercial and national interest to minimize waste – particularly of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that is responsible for a quarter of the climate warming we’re experiencing today. Methane is the main ingredient in natural gas, and the global oil and gas industry leaks more than $34 billion of natural gas annually. Many of the solutions used to detect methane leaks today were designed for U.S.

The Fracking Industry's Methane Problem Is a Climate Problem

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 9 mins While carbon dioxide — deservedly — gets a bad rap when it comes to climate change, about 40 percent of global warming actually can be attributed to the powerful greenhouse gas methane, according to the 2013 IPCC report. This makes addressing methane emissions critical to stopping additional warming, especially in the near future. Methane is shorter-lived in the atmosphere but 85 times more potent than carbon dioxide over a 20 year period. .

BP, Shell, oil giants fund research into mobile carbon capture from ships at sea

GreenBiz

BP, Shell, oil giants fund research into mobile carbon capture from ships at sea. Expanding carbon capture to long-distance marine shipping could help accelerate its use, while addressing a difficult to abate sector of the transport industry.". Carbon Removal.

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The low-carbon energy transition: a new chapter

EDF + Business

Andrew and Ratnika are joining EDF at a pivotal time, as we continue to build momentum among investors, corporates, and policymakers to eliminate oil and gas methane emissions and advance the low-carbon energy transition. investor engagement methane sustainable energy

Fracking and Shale Drilling Caused Spike in Climate-Warming Methane Pollution, Says New Study

DeSmogBlog

And while carbon dioxide hit a new level last year, it isn't the only climate-changing gas that’s on the rise globally. Pollution of the powerful but short-lived greenhouse gas methane also climbed in 2018, showing an increase “higher than the average growth rate over the past decade,” the report adds. A new Cornell University study published today in the scientific journal Biogeosciences helps to explain what sparked the surge in those methane concentrations, both here in the U.S.

BP and Environmental Defense Fund Collaborate to Reduce Methane Emissions

CleanTX

Joint effort focuses on developing technologies and management practices to accelerate reductions of methane emissions across the global oil and gas industry. BP and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) announced today a three-year strategic commitment to advance technologies and practices to reduce methane emissions from the global oil and gas supply chain. The scale of the methane challenge is enormous, but so is the opportunity. 3) Expanding Methane Management.

Biochar’s Role In Mitigating Climate Change

CleanTechnica

Carboculture turns methane-spewing biomass into high-carbon charcoal, thanks to a patented technology that transfers waste into charcoal in a carbon-neutral way, allowing a cleaner, more efficient way to make charcoal and charcoal products. Agriculture Climate Change Interviews biochar biomass Carboculture carbon sequestration soil

Pipe upgrade project set to slash methane footprint of Britain's gas network

Business Green

Estimated to cost up to £28bn, the project is coordinated by ENA's Gas Goes Green initiative, which is bringing together all Britain's gas network companies in a bid to deliver the world's first zero-carbon gas grid. The current iron pipes carry methane-based natural gas.

This carbon challenge is bigger than cars, aviation and shipping combined

GreenBiz

This carbon challenge is bigger than cars, aviation and shipping combined. Costs add up quickly: equipment to collect biogas (the unprocessed methane-rich vapor given off by waste); upgrade the gas to pipeline quality; and connect to existing gas pipelines. .

'The green recovery starts at home': EU accelerates Green Deal with buildings, chemicals, and methane plans

Business Green

In the latest addition to its 'green recovery' package, the European Commission yesterday unveiled a flurry of crucial green strategies, targets, and policies, ranging from new green building and renewable energy programmes, to tighter rules governing chemical use and methane emissions.

Beyond vegan burgers: next-generation protein could come from air, methane, volcanic springs

Eco-Business

Products in development combine cutting-edge technology and age-old fermentation processes with the aim of reducing agriculture's massive carbon footprint

The 5 Biggest US Utilities Committing to Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

GreenTechMedia

Over the past three years, some of the country’s biggest utilities have been committing to a goal that few may have predicted they’d undertake on their own: weaning themselves off carbon-emitting generation by 2050. Jared Polis is pushing a 100 percent carbon-free plan.

Natural gas leaks are a much bigger problem than we thought

Grist

But before that happens, leaks from across the natural gas supply chain — from the drilling process to gas stoves — can unintentionally vent methane into the atmosphere. That’s especially bad news, since methane is roughly 25 times more potent a greenhouse gas than CO2. And, according to a new study in Geophysical Research Letters , natural gas infrastructure is leaking a whole lot more methane than previously suspected.

VERGE Accelerate: Carbon Pitch Session

AGreenLiving

VERGE Accelerate: Carbon Pitch Session VERGE Accelerate is a series of fast-pitch competitions featuring leading startups advancing the clean economy. Today’s session highlights five entrepreneurs building solutions related to carbon removal. More here: VERGE Accelerate: Carbon Pitch Session. Business Eco Green about-the-event accelerate amanda-hall carbon-direct carbon-pitch commonwealth energy-partners kristin-kagetsu session

Federal methane rollbacks spark new opposition from 12 major utilities

EDF + Business

Backlash continues to grow against the Trump administration’s efforts to deregulate methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. These utilities, who use natural gas produced by oil and gas companies for electricity generation and delivery to commercial and residential consumers, have expressed strong opposition to the proposed regulations , recognizing national standards as the “foundation” of industry efforts to reduce methane emissions. By rvelleu.

Arctic fires released more carbon in two months than Scandinavia will all year

Grist

Almost exactly a year ago, we reported that June and July wildfires in the Arctic had released as much carbon as Belgium does in an entire year — an unprecedented summertime burn that would amplify the region’s climate change–fueled fever.

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BP Names Next CEO as Zero-Carbon Era Looms

GreenTechMedia

One obvious way to deliver more energy with less carbon, Looney said, is "more renewables and gas, pushing coal out of power.". We need to compare gas to zero carbon — how will we decarbonize it?” ” Among other priorities, Looney went on to cite carbon capture, a long-term plan for hydrogen and a desire to end methane leaks from its own operations.

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ConocoPhillips Has An Ambition Is to Be Net-Zero by 2050-ish — It’s a Start

Energy and Cleantech Council

It will implement continuous methane emissions detection. It addresses emissions from the use of its products by supporting the Carbon Leadership Council – which presumably means supporting the CLC proposal for a “Carbon Dividends Plan”. At the same time, I’m also firmly in the camp that says we need to encourage corporations with large carbon footprints to start taking steps in advance of federal legislation that would drive us towards net-zero emissions economy-wide.

Estimating The Carbon Footprint Of Hydrogen Production

R-Squared Energy

Therefore, hydrogen can be used as a low-carbon fuel source. Over 95% of the world’s hydrogen is produced using the steam methane reforming process (SMR). In this reaction, natural gas is reacted with steam at an elevated temperature to produce carbon monoxide and hydrogen. A subsequent reaction — the water gas shift reaction — then reacts additional steam with the carbon monoxide to produce additional hydrogen and carbon dioxide.

Leveraging the ocean’s carbon removal potential

AGreenLiving

Leveraging the ocean’s carbon removal potential Katie Lebling Wed, 11/11/2020 – 00:30 To meet the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting temperature rise to 1.5 Achieving this not only will require reducing existing emissions, but also removing carbon dioxide already in the air. How much carbon to remove from the atmosphere will depend on emissions in the coming years, but estimates point to around 10 billion-20 billion tons of CO 2 per year through 2100, globally.

Leveraging the ocean’s carbon removal potential

AGreenLiving

Leveraging the ocean’s carbon removal potential Katie Lebling Wed, 11/11/2020 – 00:30 To meet the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting temperature rise to 1.5 Achieving this not only will require reducing existing emissions, but also removing carbon dioxide already in the air. How much carbon to remove from the atmosphere will depend on emissions in the coming years, but estimates point to around 10 billion-20 billion tons of CO 2 per year through 2100, globally.

EPA loosens restrictions on methane emissions

AGreenLiving

Now, the Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) has loosened standards governing how much methane oil and gas facilities can release into the atmosphere. Methane is a serious threat to the environment because the gas is so good at absorbing heat, making it 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide, according to the Environmental Defense Fund. While methane comes from many places, the oil and gas industry is its largest source.

Hydrogen Production With A Low Carbon Footprint

R-Squared Energy

In a previous article , I analyzed the carbon footprint of producing hydrogen from fossil fuels. To recap, the carbon footprint of hydrogen production from natural gas in a steam methane reformer (SMR) is higher than from directly burning the natural gas. The carbon footprint I calculated was 280 grams of carbon dioxide emissions per kilowatt-hour of hydrogen production. kilograms of carbon dioxide emitted per kilogram of hydrogen produced.

How Propane Can Help Transition To A Low-Carbon Future

R-Squared Energy

The world is transitioning to a low-carbon future. In fact, in the last decade, no country has seen its carbon dioxide emissions decline more than the United States. NATURAL GAS DRIVES CARBON EMISSIONS LOWER. carbon dioxide emissions, with the growth of renewables actually making the second largest contribution. Thus, ironically a fossil fuel has already helped drive the transition to a low-carbon future. But what about the carbon dioxide?

The prospects for I-1631 eliminating 20 million tons of carbon pollution annually by 2035

Low Carbon Prosperity

In this Low Carbon Prosperity Institute (LCPI) analysis, we explore scenarios of carbon reduction investment performance based on the revenue allocation described in Initiative 1631. The measure is intended, but not required, to reduce carbon emissions in 2035 to 25% below 1990 levels, consistent with the state’s legislated target. The initial carbon pollution fee of $15 per (tCO2e) in 2020 increases annually by $2/tCO2e plus urban-area inflation.

Southern Company Commits to Net-Zero Carbon by 2050, but Seeks New Gas Plants for Now

GreenTechMedia

utilities in setting a net-zero carbon target for 2050, aiming to balance the emissions from its sizable fossil fuel-fired generation fleet and sprawling natural gas business with reductions to be gained by expanding its portfolio of renewable energy and energy efficiency. utilities pledging mid-century net-zero carbon targets, including Xcel Energy , Duke Energy , Dominion Energy , Arizona Public Service , NRG, PSEG and Consumers Energy. Southern Company has joined other major U.S.

The Right Coronavirus Recovery Could Make 2019 the Year of Peak Carbon

GreenTechMedia

The key question we will have to answer is, will we see spending plans, policies and packages that support a low-carbon future or not? The events of the last few months reinforce our view that this strategy was the correct one: We’re less exposed to the volatility of commodity prices and are seeing growing demand for our services in areas including solar and onshore wind engineering, procurement and construction projects, green and blue hydrogen, and carbon capture and storage.

The defining decade for oil and gas in the energy transition

EDF + Business

Committing to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 or sooner is the new standard — that’s lifecycle emissions, which includes the carbon footprint of oil and gas combusted by customers during end uses. The first implementation task for oil and gas companies is delivering on promises to virtually eliminate methane emissions from their entire supply chain. BP methaneBusiness as usual for the oil and gas industry is over.

BP, Shell, oil giants fund research into mobile carbon capture from ships at sea

AGreenLiving

BP, Shell, oil giants fund research into mobile carbon capture from ships at sea Michael Holder Mon, 10/26/2020 – 00:05 A coalition of oil and gas majors are eyeing up the potential to capture carbon dioxide emissions from ships out at sea, teaming up with global tanker owner and operator Stena Bulk to evaluate the feasibility of technology they claim could play a key role in decarbonizing the hard-to-abate sector. It surpasses its target to cut methane intensity to 0.25

Carbon concentrations still building despite Covid restrictions, UN report finds

Business Green

While Covid restrictions placed a short-lived brake on carbon emissions, the overall trend remains firmly upwards, with atmospheric concentrations of CO2 increasing to new records and no sign of the peak in sight.

Climate Crisis, Global Warming, Carbon Neutral, Zero Waste: Meaningful Buzzwords or Passing Fads?

Green Business Bureau

Terms such as climate change, climate crisis, carbon neutral, negative emissions, etc. Climate Emergency – There is no single definition of what that means but many local areas say they want to be carbon-neutral by 2030. Government needs to declare an emergency and put resources in place to enable councils to help reduce carbon emissions. Carbon Neutral vs. Zero Carbon – 1.5

Not just CO2: How is China curbing other polluting greenhouse gases?

Eco-Business

Other gases like methane, nitrous oxide and hydrofluorocarbons also contribute to heating up our atmosphere. What is the China doing to limit its non-carbon dioxide pollutants

Carbon charging is a huge cost opportunity for UK agriculture

Business Green

Farmer Martin Lines, chair of the Nature Friendly Farming Network, puts forward the case for a robust payment framework to incentivise carbon sequestration in UK agriculture. These changes have reduced costs and his carbon footprint by 10 per cent less per year.