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

CleanTechnica

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

Natural Gas As A Bridge Fuel To The Future? Not Anymore

CleanTechnica

US utility companies are starting to transition directly from coal to renewables, eliminating the natural gas peaker plants that everyone thought would be part of the clean energy transition.

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

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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.

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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

CleanTechnica

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

CleanTechnica

In Texas, solar will soon push most of the remaining coal fleet offline, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).

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

CleanTechnica

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.

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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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

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.

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.

Debunking Manhattan Institute’s “The ‘New Energy Economy’: An Exercise In Magical Thinking” — Part One

CleanTechnica

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

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.

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.

The Stranded Asset Threat to Natural Gas

GreenTechMedia

There are $70 billion worth of natural-gas-fired power plants planned in the U.S. New modeling from the Rocky Mountain Institute shows that more than 60 gigawatts of new gas plants are already economically challenged by those technologies.

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

CleanTechnica

energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions declined by 2.8% Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Monthly Energy Review. energy consumption united states USin 2019 to 5,130 million metric tons (MMmt), according to data in the U.S.

Louisiana Can Transition From Oil To Energy Independence

CleanTechnica

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New York Can Meet Its Energy Needs Without A New Pipeline

CleanTechnica

A prolonged battle over a natural gas pipeline in New York is presenting state officials with a critical decision point and an opportunity to establish themselves as national leaders in climate action.

The Tide Is Turning (And Is It Ever!)

CleanTechnica

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1.19 Gigawatts Of Solar Power For The Land Of The Gigafactory

CleanTechnica

Nevada, home of the Tesla EV Gigafactory, is getting a new burst of renewable energy with 1.19 new gigawatts of solar power from the company NV Energy.

Fossil Fuel Companies Are Losing Value Globally

CleanTechnica

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Puget Sound Energy wants 14% increase on natural-gas bills

CleanTech Alliance

Source: David Gutman, Seattle Times, October 24, 2019 Puget Sound Energy wants to increase natural-gas bills by 14%, about $8 a month for a typical customer and the latest in a slew of rate increases from local utilities. The utility is adjusting its rates to reflect wholesale natural-gas prices over the past year, which were […].

Ørsted Divests “Loss-Making” LNG Business

CleanTechnica

Danish renewable energy giant Ørsted announced last week that it has signed an agreement with leading global natural resources company Glencore to divest itself of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) business.

USA Could Hit 90% Clean Electricity By 2035

CleanTechnica

Experts disagree about how fast the United States can replace coal and gas-fired power plants with zero-carbon electricity. Some say we can shift to 100 percent clean power by 2050 with little friction and minimal cost. Others.

US Electricity: Solar Up 15%, Wind Up 9%

CleanTechnica

Compared to all other energy sources, solar-generated electricity has enjoyed the fastest growth rate thus far in 2019." Natural gas generation grew by 6.71%, nuclear energy generation grew by 0.8%, and coal-generated electricity generation declined by 14.46%.

BP Smacks Exxon Upside Head With New Green Hydrogen Scheme

CleanTechnica

Lightsource BP is looking to make a quick detour into the field of green hydrogen, which could rain all kinds of hurt on natural gas stakeholders.

Banks Love Renewable Energy, But Their Boardrooms Are Still Linked With Fossil Fuels Corporations

CleanTechnica

Big banks are talking the talk about clean, renewable energy and sustainability, but many of them still have members who have major ties to some of the world's largest fossil fuel corporations.

EIA Releases 2050 Projections For Energy & Makes It Clear That It Hasn’t Been Paying Attention

CleanTechnica

Like most major energy analysis organizations, they are very poor at predicting the rapidly declining costs of wind and solar, very poor at predicting the rapidity of growth of those technologies, and very poor at understanding that the existing technologies are fairly radically outcompeted.

We’re All In This Together – We Need To Act Together

CleanTechnica

While we are trying to find the recipients for the trillions of dollars aimed at reviving an economy bashed by Covid-19, and trying especially hard to make sure that none of it goes to the undeserving, we might consider a way to use that money to go way beyond stimulating the economy to saving the world.

How Big Is The Anti-Cleantech Propaganda Industry?

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Gigantic Atlantic Coast Gas Pipeline Done In By Humble Household Heat Pump

CleanTechnica

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline went kablooey over the weekend, signaling a broader pivot from gas to renewables, energy storage, and EV infrastructure.

Rethinking Future Investments in Natural Gas Infrastructure

GreenTechMedia

Cities and utilities across the United States are starting to reject natural gas — and not just for environmental reasons. Increasingly, the compelling economics of clean energy alternatives play a major role in these decisions. Nonetheless, the rush to gas continues.

U.S. renewable energy additions completely overwhelm those by natural gas in first months of 2020

Solar Power World

electrical generating capacity added during the first two months of 2020 — completely overwhelming that provided by natural gas. FERC’s latest monthly “Energy Infrastructure Update” report (with data through February 29, 2020) also… The post U.S.

Renewable Hydrogen In The Heart Of Coal Country

CleanTechnica

Australia is the epicenter of a race between renewable hydrogen and coal to push natural gas out of the powerful global ammonia market. Clean Power Coal Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Australia Energy Hydrogen Renewable Energy renewable hydrogen