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

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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

Renewable Natural Gas: Today’s Carbon-Negative Fuel

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Renewable Natural Gas: Today’s Carbon-Negative Fuel. Renewable natural gas sits at the intersection of two critical challenges: addressing increased emissions from organic waste and laying the foundation for zero carbon transportation across all sectors.?

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

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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.

Where Does the Natural Gas ‘Bridge’ End?

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ABU DHABI — The role of natural gas is one of the stickier points of debate related to the global energy transition, and that debate was on full display here this month. Meg Gentle, president and CEO of Houston-based gas company Tellurian, argued that natural gas is a key driver of the energy transition and is already lowering emissions by replacing dirtier fuels like coal and oil. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from the U.S.

What Does Bill Gates’ Favorite Energy Guru, Vaclac Smil, Get Wrong?

CleanTechnica

People like Bill Gates throw away their money on the wrong investments: small nuclear, air carbon capture, and solar geoengineering. Gates and others should listen to Mark Z. Jacobson more, and Vaclav Smil less.

What Does Bill Gates’ Favorite Energy Guru, Vaclav Smil, Get Wrong?

CleanTechnica

People like Bill Gates throw away their money on the wrong investments: small nuclear, air carbon capture, and solar geoengineering. Gates and others should listen to Mark Z. Jacobson more, and Vaclav Smil less.

Big Oil May Make US Taxpayers Take Care Of Its Orphaned Oil & Gas Wells

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In a report by Carbon Tracker, we learn that there are billion-dollar orphans that the oil and gas industry will most likely abandon — and these wells will become wards of the state. Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Oil Research Science abandoned oil and gas wells Enversus gas wells oil wells

Shell Hopes To Be Net-Zero Carbon By 2050

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Royal Dutch Shell, affectionately known as Shell, wants to go net-zero carbon by 2050. The idea of an oil company going "carbon neutral" seems incredibly laughable, since they produce the stuff that produces carbon, but at the same time, if they succeed, that means a lot. Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Oil carbon neutral net zero shell

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Carbon Pricing and Lighting, EVs, Heat Pumps, & Electric Everything

CleanTechnica

What does the US need to do to help the world prevent the worst of climate change? End the use of fossil fuels fast. Many are stepping up to the challenge with aggressive goals. The EU wants to be fossil free by 2050. Joe Biden’s campaign wants the US to be fossil free by 2050 as well, based on his stated climate policy.

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New Jersey’s Plan To Cut Global Warming Emissions 80% By 2050

CleanTechnica

As I wrote earlier today, New Jersey has a legal requirement to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050, based on 2006 levels.

Carbon Capture On The Ropes At San Juan Coal Power Plant — Or Not

CleanTechnica

Why invest in carbon capture to clean up after coal, when you can skip the middleperson and pluck CO2 straight from the atmosphere. Coal Fossil Fuels Natural Gas atmospheric carbon dioxide carbon capture DOE Electricity Enchant Energy Los Alamos National Laboratory New Mexico San Juan generating station

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Covid Nineteen : Carbon Dioxide Nil

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Whilst global megadeath was an unreservedly bad thing, on the brighter side, May 2020 gave the UK (and the rest of the world) a glimpse of how a low-carbon future will look, painting in even more vibrant colours the picture that had begun to emerge in April, the first full lockdown month.

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Rethinking Future Investments in Natural Gas Infrastructure

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Cities and utilities across the United States are starting to reject natural gas — and not just for environmental reasons. San Jose, the tenth largest city in the country, recently joined a string of cities banning gas utility connections for new homes and buildings. Utilities in Florida and California recently made similar decisions to move away from gas in favor of renewable energy. Nonetheless, the rush to gas continues.

Good News: USA Had Largest CO2 Reduction In The World In 2019

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Clean Power Climate Change Coal Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Oil Research Science Solar Energy Wind Energy carbon dioxide carbon dioxide emissions Carbon Emissions co2 emissions Emissions global emissions International Energy AgencyThere is a bit of good news to share that might have slipped under your nose. The USA had the largest CO2 reduction in the world for 2019. This news comes from data gathered by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

U.S. Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Fell By 2.8% In 2019

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Mayor Pete’s Climate Plan Has Good Coverage & A Carbon Price, But Too Little Funding

CleanTechnica

The major saving grace is the price on carbon. Pete Buttigieg's climate action plan is not nearly as strong as Warren's, and the lack of funding puts it close to the level of Biden's at the bottom of the heap.

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The Short List Of Climate Actions That Will Work

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CleanTechnica Exclusive: A case study into a technology that should be set aside until 2050, Carbon Engineering’s air-to-fuel fig leaf

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Researching air-carbon capture for use post-2050 remains a very good means of establishing the intellectual capital and basic technologies for when it makes sense to use them. But attempts to commercialize them today are premature.

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Four ways EPA methane rollbacks threaten American natural gas

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By Ben Ratner At the behest of the American Petroleum Institute, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to eliminate nationwide limits on methane pollution, sending America’s natural gas industry backwards to the days of uncontrolled emissions. This dangerous proposal threatens the climate, the communities living near oil and gas development and the increasingly vulnerable status of American natural gas in a transition to a net-zero carbon emission economy.

Renewables Overtake Coal, Thanks To Natural Gas

R-Squared Energy

The short version is that policies to curb carbon emissions were put in place about the same time the shale boom and renewable power revolutions created cheaper, cleaner alternatives to coal. So, how does the consumption of renewables and coal compare to our consumption of petroleum, natural gas, and nuclear power? What this graphic shows that the previous graphics don’t show is that it was natural gas that took the biggest share of coal’s market.

Heliogen Is Bill Gates’ Latest Venture That Is Only Good For Oil & Gas – Part 2

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How Should $10 Billion Be Spent To Defeat Climate Change?

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When I first read about the $10 billion from Jeff Bezos to fight climate change, my first thought was, "Where will it be spent?".

USA Could Hit 90% Clean Electricity By 2035

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Experts disagree about how fast the United States can replace coal and gas-fired power plants with zero-carbon electricity. Batteries Clean Power Climate Change Coal Energy Storage Fossil Fuels Green Economy Grid Market Research Natural Gas Oil Policy & Politics Research Solar Energy Wind Energy co2 emissions UC Berkeley UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy united states US US renewable Energy US Solar Energy US Wind Energy Utilities

Warren’s Climate Plan: Solid, But Sophisticated & Hard To Sell To Voters

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Natural Gas Microgrids Do What Solar and Batteries Alone Can?t for California Resiliency, Report Says

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Earlier this year, Pacific Gas & Electric faced pushback from environmental and solar and energy storage industry groups to a plan to deploy natural gas generators to back up communities facing multi-day fire-prevention blackouts. The groups argued that California utilities shouldn’t be adding new carbon and pollution-emitting resources when the state is trying to meet ambitious zero-carbon goals. Natural gas vs. diesel vs. solar-storage.

Upcoming Canadian Federal Election Is About Climate Change

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Massachusetts Moves to Follow California, New York in Planning for Natural Gas Phaseout

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Massachusetts may become just the third state, after California and New York, to begin planning for a managed decline of its conventional natural gas industry. This month the state's attorney general, Maura Healey, asked the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities to open an investigation into the future of natural gas in the state. In other words, if Massachusetts is to meet its legally binding carbon targets, there is no future for fossil gas.

Heliogen Is Bill Gates’ Latest Venture That Is Only Good For Oil & Gas – Part 1

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Clean Power Climate Change Concentrating Solar Power Fossil Fuels Green Economy Grid Manufacturing Natural Gas Oil Research Solar Energy Bill Gates Carbon Engineering Heliogen machine learning terrapowerBill Gates seems to love to invest in things that aren’t going to make much of a difference to climate change but that are good for the fossil fuel industry. The latest is Heliogen, a company which uses machine learning to make solar ovens hotter and more reliable.

Cement’s CO2 Emissions Are Solved Technically, But Not Economically

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UPDATE: Democratic Candidates’ Climate Plans Comparison, Now With Mayor Pete

CleanTechnica

With Buttigieg surging, and CleanTechnica’s deep dives into the front runners (and Yang’s) plans completed, it’s time for the overview comparison, now with Mayor Pete added.

Renewable Natural Gas: Today’s Carbon-Negative Fuel

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Renewable Natural Gas: Today’s Carbon-Negative Fuel Renewable natural gas sits at the intersection of two critical challenges: addressing increased emissions from organic waste and laying the foundation for zero carbon transportation across all sectors.?

Oil & Gas Majors Must Cut Output 35% By 2040 To Reach Paris Targets

CleanTechnica

A new report from independent financial think tank Carbon Tracker has concluded that the world's seven leading oil and gas majors must cut production by an average of 35% by 2040 if global emissions are to be reined in and kept "well below" 2°C, in accordance with the Paris Agreement's commitment. . Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Oil BP Carbon Tracker Chevron conocophillips ENI ExxonMobil oil & gas majors oil and gas majors Paris Paris agreement shell Total

#EC2019 Part 1: Fossil Fuel Greenwashing Invaded A Climate Solutions Conference

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Clean Power Climate Change Fossil Fuels Green Economy Investment Manufacturing Natural Gas Policy & Politics british columbia Carbon Engineering FortisBC Greta Thunberg VancouverWe have to do better. And we can't let the fossil fuel industry continue to get in the way of progress, as they clearly did on Friday at the Vancouver, BC climate solutions conference.

Renewables Set to Overtake Natural Gas in US Power Mix, the EIA Says (Finally)

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Energy Information Administration (EIA) has finally come around to the view that renewables will overtake natural gas in the country’s electricity mix. As recently as last year, the EIA forecast that natural gas would remain the country’s top source of electricity out to 2050. Last year in its Annual Energy Outlook, the EIA put natural gas at 39 percent of the power mix in 2050 under its base case scenario, far outpacing renewables at 31 percent.

Kamala Harris Climate Plan Is Statesmanlike & Strong On Everything Except Military

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Echo Chambers Warp Policy Debate — CleanTech Talk Podcast

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Renewable Natural Gas: Today’s Carbon-Negative Fuel

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Renewable Natural Gas: Today’s Carbon-Negative Fuel Renewable natural gas sits at the intersection of two critical challenges: addressing increased emissions from organic waste and laying the foundation for zero carbon transportation across all sectors.? View post: Renewable Natural Gas: Today’s Carbon-Negative Fuel.

Defying Climate Goals, New York Approves Rate Hike to Pay for New Natural Gas Infrastructure

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billion over the next three years to help Consolidated Edison, or Con Ed, pay for new natural gas pipelines and infrastructure. New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act ( CLCPA ) targets 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2040 and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. To meet those goals, any new gas infrastructure constructed now and in the future would have to be retired well before the end of its useful life, becoming stranded assets.

Europe’s Green Deal: EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Announces “Europe’s Man on the Moon Moment” (Videos)

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6 Lessons on Energy Decarbonization from Countries Leading the Way

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Getting to a net-zero-carbon energy system is essential. It will be a major effort, one that requires significant investment in new low-carbon infrastructure, from renewable power plants to electric vehicles, efficient appliances and better constructed buildings. Climate Change Coal Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Oil Policy & Politics Research Science China costa rica Decarbonization Denmark ethiopia UK united kingdom