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.

Turning Landfill Gas Into Renewable Natural Gas

CleanTechnica

Landfill gas is created by landfills, which account for 16% of the human-caused (anthropogenic) methane emissions in America. Biofuels Natural Gas Water landfill gas Methane renewable natural gas wastewater treatment plants

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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

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

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

Court Hands Natural Gas Power Plant Lump Of Coal For Xmas

CleanTechnica

Ratepayers in Wisconsin are breathing a sigh of relief after a Minnesota court sends a proposed new natural gas power plant back for review -- wait, what.

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

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.

Natural Gas And Renewables Will Rule America’s Electricity Future

Jim Conca

As much as wind and solar are increasing, natural gas is increasing more. And gas will continue to grow faster than all other sources in the United States for some time. By mid-century, gas should exceed 50% of our generation, with renewables in second at over 25

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. An actual game changing technology is being demonstrated as we speak by Net Power.

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 […].

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. San Jose, the tenth largest city in the country, recently joined a string of cities banning gas utility connections for new homes and buildings.

U.S. Natural Gas Goes Global

Jim Conca

As much as alternatives are increasing, gas is increasing more. And will grow faster than all other sources in the United States. But for the industry to really make a profit, we need to connect to the world market.

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

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.

Is Natural Gas the New Coal?

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 7 mins At a recent natural gas industry conference in Houston, Woodside Petroleum CEO Peter Coleman warned his colleagues to avoid the fate of another fossil fuel, according to trade publication Natural Gas Intelligence. “

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

CleanTechnica

Natural gas generation grew by 6.71%, nuclear energy generation grew by 0.8%, and coal-generated electricity generation declined by 14.46%. "Small-scale solar photovoltaics (e.g., rooftop solar systems) alone grew by 19.22% YTD.

1.19 Gigawatts Of Solar Power For The Land Of The Gigafactory

CleanTechnica

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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

Report finds consumers could save $29 billion if clean energy replaced proposed natural gas plants

Solar Power World

investments in electricity generation have reached a historic tipping point: combinations of solar, wind, storage, efficiency and demand response are now less expensive than most proposed gas power plant projects. The economics guiding U.S.

Four ways EPA methane rollbacks threaten American natural gas

EDF + Business

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.

Study Shows Coal Kills People. Imagine That!

CleanTechnica

Over the past decade, hundreds of coal-fired generating plants have been shut down all across America, many of them replaced by facilities that burn natural gas instead. Coal Fossil Fuels Health coal deaths from coal Jennifer Burney Natural gas University of California

How City Policy Can Reduce Gas Use

CleanTechnica

In this webinar, Institute for Local Self-Reliance Energy Democracy Initiative director John Farrell is joined by Karl Rábago of the Pace Energy and Climate Center to discuss city-level strategies to reduce gas use.

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9 Worries That Keep The Natural-Gas Magnates Awake At Night

Forbes Green Tech

The boom times in America’s natural-gas industry are not without their anxieties

How Much Energy Does The US Consume & Where Does It Come From? — Pew Research

CleanTechnica

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

AGreenLiving

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. Read more from the original source: The risky economics of the new natural gas infrastructure in the United States.

Orsted Sells LNG Unit, But Says Its Natural Gas Business Isn’t Going Anywhere

GreenTechMedia

Danish energy company Ørsted has sold off its LNG unit but will hang on to its gas trading business. The firm, previously known as Danish Oil and Natural Gas, sold its upstream fossil fuels business to Ineos in 2017 and is phasing coal out of its generation mix by 2023. A spokesperson for the company told GTM the rest of its gas business was unlikely to be divested. The firm has a series of legacy gas contracts and no existing plans to sell them.

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

CleanTechnica

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Chevron Will Write Down Its Assets By At Least $10 Billion

CleanTechnica

Chevron says it will write down its assets by more than $10 billion as low gas and oil prices make its reserves less valuable. Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Oil asset write down Chevron Chevron dividend Michael Wirth

Around 10,000 More U.S. Deaths Last Year From This Silent Killer

CleanTechnica

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Another California City Commits to Banning Natural Gas in New Construction

Forbes Green Tech

Berkeley made history July 2019, becoming the first US city to ban natural gas from new buildings starting in 2020. Menlo Park, CA, is now following in its footsteps

Alberta’s $200 Billion Oil & Gas Clean-Up Bill Will Be Footed By The Rest Of Canada

CleanTechnica

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

CleanTechnica

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

CleanTechnica

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FERC Sides With Fossil Fuels In Forcing Renewables To Match Prices

CleanTechnica

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Batteries Are Breaking Through

CleanTechnica

A new Rocky Mountain Institute report released the end of October, Breakthrough Batteries Powering the Era of Clean Electrification, continues to confirm that clean electrification of transport technology is advancing at an impressive rate.

What businesses need to know about Berkeley’s historic natural gas ban

GreenBiz

The current ordinance will have a very narrow impact on developers, but it is encouraging other cities to move forward. Meanwhile, companies are taking electrification into their own hands. Energy & Climate Renewable Energy VERGE 19

Latest FERC three-year forecast shows no new coal and drops in oil and natural gas, while renewables soar

Solar Power World

Sharp declines are foreseen for fossil fuels and nuclear power while renewable energy is forecast to experience… The post Latest FERC three-year forecast shows no new coal and drops in oil and natural gas, while renewables soar appeared first on Solar Power World.

With Coal’s Decline, Pennsylvania Communities Watch the Rise of Natural Gas-fueled Plastics

DeSmogBlog

A growing chorus agrees the expansion of the natural gas industry, which feeds plastics and petrochemical plants like Shell’s, is moving the U.S.

25 Climate Activists Occupy Chase Bank & Launch A Major New Campaign Targeting The Financial Industry

CleanTechnica

The “Stop the Money Pipeline” Mobilization aims to end the financing of fossil fuels and deforestation. .