Rocky Mountain Institute Study Shows Renewables Are Kicking Natural Gas To The Curb

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The latest analysis by the Rocky Mountain Institute shows the declining costs of renewables is putting pressure on plans to build more natural gas fired thermal generating facilities. Clean Power free market economy Natural gas Renewable Energy rocky mountain institute

NextEra Energy Sees Hydrogen As A Zero Emissions Alternative To Natural Gas

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NextEra Energy will investigate using green hydrogen to replace some of the natural gas it uses to generate electricity. Clean Power Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Florida Power & Light green hydrogen Hydrogen NextEra Energy

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Natural Gas Is Not All It’s Fracked Up To Be

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Natural gas proponents call it a bridge fuel to the future. Climate Change Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Apollo 13 Australia economic recovery Fracking Gas Pipelines investment in clean energyBut in truth, that bridge leads to a dead end road to nowhere.

New US Fuel Cell Alliance Blows Dark Green Hydrogen Cloud Over Natural Gas

CleanTechnica

A new US fuel cell alliance is on a mission to evaporate diesel engines, and a green hydrogen angle would ding natural gas, too.

US Launches “Game Changer” Perovskite Solar Cells At Natural Gas

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Clean Power Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Solar Energy DOE Electricity NREL perovskite united states US US-MAPA new effort to push perovskite solar cells into the market spells more trouble for fossil fuels with lower costs, superior grid services.

With Coal Dead, Department Of Energy Lobs Green Hydrogen Brick At Natural Gas

CleanTechnica

In a deal that spells doom for natural gas, the US and the Netherlands launched a new green hydrogen partnership for the global market. Clean Power Clean Energy Ministerial Hydrogen Energy Ministerial Daniel R.

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

Natural Gas Provided False Promise, Deception — Severe Health Problems From “Natural” Gas

CleanTechnica

Pleasantly called natural gas and sold to many as a better solution, a good transition fuel, natural gas has been dominating new US electricity capacity alongside renewable energy. Yet, hydraulic fracking absolutely takes the "natural" out of it. Originally, natural gas was successfully sold as a cleaner transition fuel.

Natural Gas Fracking Boom Turns Bust For Big Fracker

CleanTechnica

If the sage grouse goes down, it's taking the leading -- and bleeding -- natural gas fracking company Chesapeake Energy along for the ride. Fossil Fuels Natural Gas chesapeake energy Fracking hydrofracturing Natural gas wyoming

Red Flags A-Plenty for Natural Gas In New Sustainable Energy Report

CleanTechnica

Natural gas pushed out coal and upset the US energy apple cart between 2010 and 2019, but now the change-making shoe is on the clean tech foot. Clean Power Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Solar Energy BloombergNEF Business Council for Sustainable Energy co2 emissions Electricity Energy Renewable Energy united states US

New Perovskite Solar Cell Puts Another Nail In The Natural Gas Coffin

CleanTechnica

A new efficient perovskite solar cell plus low cost, high volume manufacturing spells more bad news for the natural gas industry.

Hostage-Taking New Tactic In Offshore Natural Gas Pipeline Wars

CleanTechnica

Hundreds of buildings are "pipeline pawns" in the war over a proposed offshore natural gas pipeline connecting New Jersey and New York City. Buildings Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Energy national grid Raritan Bay Transco Williams

$64 Million Makes It Official: Renewable Hydrogen In, Natural Gas Out (Eventually)

CleanTechnica

New $64 million push for renweable hydrogen gives natural gas stakeholders yet another reason to reach for the Alka-Seltzer. Clean Power Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Solar Energy Wind Energy Electricity Energy Hydrogen renewable hydrogen

Renewable Energy = 22.2% of US Electricity in 1st Half of 2020 (Charts)

CleanTechnica

Following up on our report on US power capacity additions in the first half of 2020, this article covers electricity generation in the first half of 2020. It splits out electricity generation by source.

Coronavirus, cheap natural gas and building electrification

GreenBiz

Will the spectacular drop in natural gas prices throttle the movement to electrify buildings? Building Electrification COVID-19 Energy & Climate Power Points Renewable EnergyWhat's driving the coming collision.

Energy Efficiency Is Cheaper Than Gas

CleanTechnica

A new study shows that programs to increase the energy efficiency of our homes and businesses remain even cheaper than natural gas, demonstrating once again that this abundant energy “resource” is the most cost-effective path to a cleaner future. Climate Change Energy Efficiency Fossil Fuels Natural Gas electrify everything Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory natural gas emissions natural gas pipelines

Coal Dropped from 26.9% of US Electricity to 17.7% in 3 Years

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Electricity from coal power plants has declined from 26.9% of US electricity generation in the first 7 months of 2018 to 17.7% of US electricity in the first 7 months of 2020. Furthermore, that's down from 33% in 2015, 39% in 2014, 45% in 2010, and 50% in.

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

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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.

Solar Power Costs Dropped Dramatically In 2018

CleanTechnica

Energy Information Administration (EIA) for newly constructed utility-scale electric generators in the United States, annual capacity-weighted average construction costs for solar photovoltaic systems and onshore wind turbines have continued to decrease. According to 2018 data from the U.S.

Another Win For Clean Energy: NextEra Surpasses ExxonMobil In Market Cap

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The Financial Times has reported another win for clean energy. Clean Power Fossil Fuels Green Economy Investment Natural Gas Oil Solar Energy Wind Energy exxon ExxonMobil nextera NextEra Energy NextEra renewable energy Tesla

Look Out! Floating Offshore Wind Turbines Are Coming For Your Natural Gas

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Clean Power Offshore Wind Farms Wind Energy Wind Turbines Electricity Energy Equinor France norway portugal ScotlandFloating offshore wind turbines are something of a rarity these days, but a proposed new 11-turbine wind farm indicates they are poised to go mainstream.

The End Of Oil & Gas: A Different View

CleanTechnica

I have come to believe that the end of oil & gas could look very different than what people expect. In ways it could appear even to defy the accepted law of supply and demand.

Could Saskatchewan Canada Meet Its Domestic Energy Needs From Solar & Wind?

CleanTechnica

Saskatchewan could go from a Canadian laggard, a regressive province that along with Alberta is causing other provinces' efforts to meet national emissions standards to fail, to a progressive province which leads the country in transforming to a modern energy economy.

Watching The Baseload Paradigm Fail

CleanTechnica

Because of the nature of baseload power plants, only supplying enough to cover the base load, other plants have to be put online to cover any demand above the base load.

The risky economics of the new natural gas infrastructure in the United States

GreenBiz

Low natural gas prices have helped to shutter many coal plants. Watch a similar effect on natural gas generators as clean energy becomes more affordable. Natural Gas Renewable Energy

COVID-19 Bankrupts 19 Energy (Oil & Gas) Companies

CleanTechnica

Several energy companies have filed for bankruptcy this year, citing the coronavirus pandemic and all that resulted as the cause. has had its lowest energy consumption in 30 years this past spring, according to federal officials.

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Warren Buffett & Pig Poop: Unpacking The Blockbuster Dominion Energy Pipeline Deal

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The big news last week was that Dominion Energy and Duke Energy were shutting down plans to build the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, but there is more to the story. Clean Power Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Berkshire Hathaway biodigester Dominion Energy Duke Energy renewable natural gas Smithfield Foods Vanguard Renewables

Solar Will Kick Most Of Texas’s Remaining Coal Fleet Offline

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In Texas, solar will soon push most of the remaining coal fleet offline, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). Clean Power Coal Fossil Fuels Market Research Natural Gas Oil Research Solar Energy Wind Energy ercot IEEF Texas Texas coal Texas natural gas texas solar texas solar energy texas wind texas wind energy

Newsom Administration Issues 6 More Fracking Permits To Aera Energy

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The Newsom Administration issued six more fracking permits to Aera Energy late on Friday afternoon at a time of great risk to the environment and to the public health of affected communities also exposed to Covid 19, Consumer Watchdog said today.

Stop Treating Oil Drilling As A Climate Policy Afterthought

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Climate Change Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Oil Policy & Politics Policy Research Research Science Big Oil California California Environmental Quality Act California Geologic Energy Management Division California natural gas California oil CEQA co2 emissions fracking bans Gavin Newsom oil drilling oil drilling bans PG&E USThere’s no doubt about it: Governor Newsom’s climate policy executive order issued last week was groundbreaking in many respects.

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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.

Net Zero Natural Gas Plant -- The Game Changer

Jim Conca

The Allam cycle involves burning gas with oxygen instead of air to generate electricity without emitting any CO2 or NOx. At a cost below any other energy source An actual game changing technology is being demonstrated as we speak by Net Power. It also produces pipeline-ready CO2 and even water.

Natural Gas And The New Deathprint For Energy

Jim Conca

With mounting deaths from natural gas and oil rig explosions, it is good to review the deathprint, or the number of people killed per kWh produced, of our energy sources. It is greatest for coal and least for nuclear, with natural gas having the greatest number of accidental deaths

Size Matters: Energy Storage Scales Up To Beat Down Fossil Fuels

CleanTechnica

Natural gas cleaned coal's clock but turnabout is fair play as low-cost energy storage, wind, and solar vie for a piece of the power generation pie. Batteries Energy Storage Fossil Fuels Green Economy Natural Gas BNEF energy storage

Volkswagen’s Herbert Diess Supports Shell CEO’s Stance On Reshaping Shell Into Net-Zero Emissions Energy Business

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Clean Power Clean Transport Climate Change Electric Vehicles Fossil Fuels Green Economy Natural Gas Oil Solar Energy Wind Energy Ben van Beurden Herbert Diess Royal Dutch Shell shell volkswagen Volkswagen GroupVolkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess lent his support on LinkedIn last week toward Royal Dutch Shell's CEO, Ben van Beurden, for Shell's decision to reshape itself.