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

GreenTechMedia

The 10-year plan calls for retiring all coal-fired units in North and South Carolina by 2030, and adding 11 GW of energy storage across all territories by 2050. Duke will still rely on natural gas for much its generation capacity across the six states it serves by 2030.

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Why we shouldn’t abandon natural gas: Renewable natural gas shows promise

Renewable Energy World

Many climate activists and clean energy enthusiasts warn against the continued use of, and investment in, natural gas infrastructure, insisting it isn’t a substitute for clean energy. should not plan to maintain its current fossil-based natural gas systems indefinitely.

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Where Does the Natural Gas ‘Bridge’ End?

GreenTechMedia

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.

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Xcel unveils plan for net-zero natural gas by 2050

Renewable Energy World

Xcel Energy, provider of electricity and natural gas services to nearly 6 million customers in eight Western and Midwestern states, has committed to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from its natural gas business by 2050. Follow @EngelsAngle.

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Anaerobic digestion trade body calls for ban on Russian natural gas imports in open letter to the UK Prime Minister

Envirotec Magazine

However, we would further implore that this ban is extended to include Russian gas. We also welcome your commitment to set out an energy strategy to address the UK’s long-term plans for greater energy security. Last year, the UK imported 24.6TWh of natural gas from Russia.

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Green Hydrogen in Natural Gas Pipelines: Decarbonization Solution or Pipe Dream?

GreenTechMedia

Can carbon-free hydrogen augment, or even replace, the fossil natural gas running through pipelines to fuel furnaces, boilers, stoves and other building applications today? Natural gas utilities around the world are seeking real-world answers to these kinds of questions.

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Report: Natural gas infrastructure can play a key role in clean energy transition

Renewable Energy World

A new report released by research company IHS Markit explains the role gas can play in the transition to net-zero. The report states that more emphasis is needed on the repurposing of existing infrastructure to enable gas to become a “second pillar” of decarbonization alongside renewables.

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Oregon Utility Using Greenwashing and ‘Renewable Natural Gas’ To Push Back on Potential Gas Bans

DeSmogBlog

If you live in Oregon, it’s likely you’ve been bombarded with misleading PR from the local utility company, Northwest Natural, about the potential for what the industry is calling renewable natural gas (RNG) — methane captured from places like landfills and repurposed into energy for homes.

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

GreenBiz

Could green hydrogen be key to a carbon-free economy? And what energy product will be used both to power this city and sell to the world? It claims to be the world’s largest green hydrogen project — and more Saudi plants are on the drawing board. Green hydrogen? Hydrogen.

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National Grid to trial decarbonisation device “turbo charging the UK’s access to hydrogen”

Envirotec Magazine

In a bid to “boost the amount of hydrogen in the UK’s gas supply”, National Grid has signed up to trial a new kind of decarbonisation device developed by graphene technology firm Levidian (formerly Cambridge Nanosystems). Hydrogen Fuel

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Booming hydrogen market heralds water technology opportunities

Envirotec Magazine

The hydrogen economy is at the start of a period of growth, with the size of the global market predicted to be as much as US$12 trillion by 2050, according to recent research findings. As part of global decarbonisation efforts, hydrogen is expected to emerge as an alternative fuel.

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Unpacking the Carbon Intensity of Hydrogen

Clean Energy Canada

In fall of 2020, hydrogen was big news—and it still is. In advance of the Government of Canada’s launch of a national hydrogen strategy , we released a report titled A New Hope , exploring Canada’s hydrogen opportunity and the potential it holds as a climate solution and for our economy.

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How Long Island could become a green hydrogen hub

Renewable Energy World

New York-based National Grid US envisions a “hydrogen hub” on Long Island that it says will help the state and city meet net-zero carbon goals in the coming decades. Hydrogen has no carbon atom. Some skeptics doubt that hydrogen production can be truly green.

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Hydrogen Is Booming: 3 Things Investors Need To Know To Reduce Their Risk

EDF + Business

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has set off a flurry of competition among states for a piece of the $8 billion in direct funding and tax credits the law provides for four “hydrogen hubs.” A parallel rush to hydrogen is underway in the private sector. The U.S.

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The hydrogen hype bubble may have finally popped

Renewable Energy World

By Abbe Ramanan, Clean Energy Group. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) punched a hole in the fossil fuel industry’s hydrogen hype bubble when they denied a Title V Air Permit to NRG Energy’s Astoria Gas Turbine Power Plant last Wednesday.

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5 Early Applications for Green Hydrogen

GreenTechMedia

Few energy-related topics are getting as much attention at the moment as green hydrogen. Europe's biggest natural-gas infrastructure firm recently launched a new hydrogen business. A hydrogen economy in the U.S. Replacing existing hydrogen feedstocks.

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‘Blue Hydrogen Cheerleader’: UK Government’s Choice of Hydrogen Champion Draws Criticism

DeSmogBlog

The UK government has been accused of appointing a “cheerleader for climate-wrecking blue hydrogen” as its hydrogen champion while claiming to support clean energy. Blue Hydrogen Interest. The department also noted that Johnson Matthey offers both types of hydrogen.

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The Economic Case for ‘Blue Hydrogen’ Is Getting Worse. Cue the Lobbyists.

DeSmogBlog

The push to sell “blue hydrogen” as a clean energy fuel — which experts have called a misleading rebrand of fossil fuels — hit another setback this month. players in the blue hydrogen sphere — and natural gas is a common denominator. hydrogen lobbies. Energ

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Examining the emerging hydrogen industry in Australia

Renewable Energy World

Countries are slowly diversifying their energy portfolio by including hydrogen in their future roadmap towards a low carbon economy. Today, several global trends and activities distinguish the renewed focus on hydrogen from what has been observed in the past.

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Hype, Hope, and Hot Air: Inside Canada’s Hydrogen Strategy

DeSmogBlog

Hydrogen is the future of net-zero — at least that is what the governments of Australia , the Netherlands , Canada , and the European Union believe. Nevertheless, examples of the energy industry’s overly optimistic hype on hydrogen abound. Energy

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The challenges in pursuit of a green hydrogen economy

Renewable Energy World

Green Hydrogen is the trendiest clean energy source around, touted for its ‘simple’ ability to turn water into a highly combustible energy source capable of replacing our demand for oil and gas. Hydrogen News Opinion & Commentary

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Study shows most promising well-to-tank routes for hydrogen

Envirotec Magazine

When it comes to decarbonising the UK economy, many suggest the use of hydrogen for hard-to-electrify transport applications as indispensable. It also looked at the implications of using biomethane in place of fossil gas and hydrogen derived entirely from biogenic waste.

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Hydrogen Applications In Midstream

R-Squared Energy

This is the final article in a series that examines Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) programs in the oil industry, with an emphasis on how some companies are using hydrogen to improve their metrics. How Blue Hydrogen Can Help Decarbonize The Econom y. Addressing Blue Hydrogen Feedback. Today I want to talk about specific examples of how various companies are incorporating hydrogen into their businesses. Hydrogen in Midstream.

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Gas Utility Proposes Costly Hydrogen Project, Raising Environmental Justice Concerns

DeSmogBlog

A coalition of environmental and social justice organizations have filed a petition with state regulators to halt a hydrogen project by Oregon’s largest gas utility, alleging that the project poses health, safety, environmental dangers to residents already living with polluting industries.

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Green Hydrogen’s Rapidly Falling Costs Undermine the Gas Industry’s Argument for Blue Hydrogen

DeSmogBlog

New research predicts that green hydrogen — a clean fuel produced from water using renewables — will be comparable in cost and likely cheaper than blue hydrogen by 2030. Zero-C Hydrogen in a Circular Carbon Economy. Credit: Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy.

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Addressing Blue Hydrogen Critics

R-Squared Energy

My previous article — How Blue Hydrogen Can Help Decarbonize The Econom y — generated a lot of feedback and discussion on social media. Today I had intended to provide specific examples of how some companies are using hydrogen to improve Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) metrics. Multiple people pointed to the recent report from researchers at Cornell and Stanford Universities that criticized the idea of blue hydrogen. Hydrogen pipelines already exist.

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Hydrogen Lobby Targeting Labour Conference with ‘False Solutions’, Say Campaigners

DeSmogBlog

LIVERPOOL, UK – Gas companies and hydrogen lobbyists are using the Labour Party’s annual conference to push “false solutions to the climate crisis”, according to green campaigners. Hydrogen Zone. ‘Green Gas’ At a Monday panel titled “Green gas?

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Using Blue Hydrogen To Improve ESG Scores

R-Squared Energy

Perhaps no industry has a higher visibility on ESG metrics than the energy sector. Energy companies have tackled this issue in several ways. Today, I want to discuss the role of hydrogen as a way of improving ESG metrics. The Role of Hydrogen.

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C-Zero Raises $11.5M to Scale up ‘Turquoise Hydrogen’ Technology

GreenTechMedia

The promise of a hydrogen economy to replace fossil fuels is commonly centered on the potential for ‘green hydrogen,’ generated via electrolysis of water with carbon-free electricity. Different approaches to turquoise hydrogen.

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The Infrastructure Bill’s Hydrogen Funding Is a Big Win for the Oil and Gas Industry

DeSmogBlog

billion dollars to support the creation of a clean hydrogen industry — but much of the money is going to support the U.S. fracked gas industry under the guise of “clean” blue hydrogen. economy via what’s known as blue hydrogen. Blue Hydrogen as Gas Industry Lifeline.

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So, What Exactly Is Green Hydrogen?

GreenTechMedia

Far more unusual was the step taken last month by 10 major European energy companies and two of the continent's top renewable industry bodies, which joined up to launch a campaign touting a product that none of them actually sell. That product is renewable or "green" hydrogen.

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Mapped: Europe’s Fossil Fuel-Backed Hydrogen Lobby

DeSmogBlog

Hydrogen has shot up the European legislative agenda in recent years, with politicians of all stripes touting its potential to help countries meet their climate goals. It’s also seen as essential to replacing current hydrogen production and could be a useful option for energy storage.

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Exploring Europe’s approach to offshore wind and green hydrogen

Renewable Energy World

The Clean Energy States Alliance recently released a new report that looks at the development of green hydrogen (H2) from offshore wind. GT: How might green H2 fit into the energy system? This hydrogen is referred to as “grey hydrogen.”

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Who’s behind the current wave of hype about hydrogen?

Charged

Hydrogen fuel cells are controversial—several automakers, including Daimler , Honda , GM and Volkswagen , have abandoned the technology, while Toyota continues to pursue it. ABC News also recently ran a rapturous rhapsody hyping hydrogen as the fuel of the future.

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Bloom Energy Charts a Future in Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Electrolysis and Carbon Capture

GreenTechMedia

Bloom Energy reported record fourth-quarter and annual revenue on Wednesday and upped its target to reach profitability to 2021, a year ahead of schedule. Bloom announced its first fuel cells that can run on hydrogen in June 2019. “We can separate out hydrogen and carbon dioxide.

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Clean Hydrogen From Nuclear Power

R-Squared Energy

Hydrogen was thrust into the spotlight as a promising clean energy source by President George W. President Bush touted the potential for a “hydrogen economy” that would greatly slow the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Hydrogen’s appeal is obvious. When hydrogen is combusted in an engine or consumed in a fuel cell, it combines with oxygen to form water. Thus, a car running on hydrogen is primarily emitting water vapor as a waste product.

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As Subsidies Roll in, the Fossil Fuel Industry Is Winning Efforts to Cast Blue Hydrogen as a ‘Clean’ Fuel

DeSmogBlog

Hydrogen, an energy carrier proposed for helping transition the world away from fossil fuels, is well-suited for the oil and gas industry’s public relations machine. But talking about green hydrogen publicly while making plans to produce blue hydrogen can be misleading.

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Ahead of COP26, Top Biden Appointees Pushing Natural Gas Are Undermining His Climate Credibility

DeSmogBlog

The administration has funneled millions toward ‘clean energy’ initiatives , including signing off on an 800-megawatt offshore wind project in Massachusetts in March and reaching agreements with California Governor Gavin Newsom to expand offshore wind development in the Pacific Ocean in May.

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Study: Gas crisis triggers $73bn investment in green hydrogen projects

Business Green

Carbon Tracker analysis warns soaring gas process could leave projects that produce hydrogen from fossil gas stranded. Hydrogen is widely regarded as a critical fuel for the net zero transition, as it provides a means of decarbonising a raft of industrial processes.

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The ‘Big Lie’ of Blue Hydrogen Starts With Ignoring Basic Economics

DeSmogBlog

As the oil and gas industry achieves success in pushing the world towards widespread adoption of methane-based blue hydrogen, some unexpected voices are calling out the industry on its deception of selling blue hydrogen as an affordable and clean source of energy. .

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Coalition Aims for 25GW of Green Hydrogen by 2026

GreenTechMedia

The soaring hype surrounding green hydrogen reached new heights this week, as a seven company-strong consortium unveiled plans for a fiftyfold scale-up in production capacity by 2026. Green hydrogen could supply up to 25 percent of global energy needs by 2050, it added.

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The Hype and Hope of Sahara Desert Green Hydrogen

GreenTechMedia

Desert energy is back. The idea originated in a paper published in March by trade body Hydrogen Europe setting out the " 2 x 40 GW green hydrogen initiative." One of the authors of that manifesto also co-wrote Hydrogen Europe’s 2 x 40 GW initiative paper.

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European Union Sets Gigawatt-Scale Targets for Green Hydrogen

GreenTechMedia

The European Union this week set ambitious 2024 and 2030 targets for green hydrogen, a big step for the emerging sector. European policymakers have determined that hydrogen will be an essential tool to decarbonize industry and transport as Europe aims for a net-zero economy by 2050.

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