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

Coronavirus, cheap natural gas and building electrification

GreenBiz

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

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.

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.

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

New Coal-Killing Energy Storage Challenge Also Dings Natural Gas

CleanTechnica

Much to the dismay of fossil fuel stakeholders, the Trump administration launches a major new effort to dominate the global energy storage market -- wait, what. Clean Power Energy Storage Policy & Politics Research Electricity Energy US DOE

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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 […].

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. “

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.

Last Coal-Fired Generating Plants Closing In UK & New York

CleanTechnica

Coal Fossil Fuels coal generating plants Natural gas New York SSE Thermal UKThree large coal generating stations -- 2 in the UK and 1 in the US -- are closing soon as coal power continues to shrink around the world.

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.

Coronavirus, cheap natural gas and building electrification

AGreenLiving

Will the spectacular drop in natural gas prices throttle the movement to electrify buildings? Here is the original post: Coronavirus, cheap natural gas and building electrification. What’s driving the coming collision. Business Green a-lot-companies are-returning building electrification coming covid-19 crisis driving-the-coming lot-companies prices-throttle renewable energy risk & resilience senne spectacular will-the-spectacular

What You Need To Know About Natural Gas Power

AGreenLiving

This is the final article in a six-part series that explores … The post What You Need To Know About Natural Gas Power appeared first on Earth911.com. Originally posted here: What You Need To Know About Natural Gas Power.

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.

1.19 Gigawatts Of Solar Power For The Land Of The Gigafactory

CleanTechnica

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

GreenTechMedia

Energy Information Administration (EIA) has finally come around to the view that renewables will overtake natural gas in the country’s electricity mix. oil and gas production to the rapid decline of solar and wind prices — as laid out nicely by Axios last month.

The North American Natural Gas Industry Is Struggling—Here's Why

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 7 mins Last year, the financial prospects for the North American natural gas market were looking grim , as nervous investors started pulling back and producers announced big spending cuts and layoffs.

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.

Pipelines & Politics In The US: The Latest Developments

CleanTechnica

Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Appalachian Trail Atlantic Coast Pipeline Constitution Pipieline Natural gas US Forest Service US Park Service US Supreme CourtPipelines are in the news.

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.

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

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.

No One Is Buying Canada’s Oil: A Preview Of The Near Future New Normal

CleanTechnica

Air Quality Clean Power Climate Change Events Fossil Fuels Green Economy Health Investment Natural Gas Oil Policy & Politics Subsidies alberta bailouts Canada coronavirus COVID-19 oil sands Russia saudi arabiaWhen will Canada learn? Stop throwing money at the fossil fuel industry.

US Lawmakers Opposing Environmental Protections Get Clear Rewards From Oil & Gas Industry

CleanTechnica

A new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests that US lawmakers opposing environmental protections get rewards from the oil and gas industry.

Developer Nixes New York Pipeline, Raising Questions About The Future Of Natural Gas

Forbes Green Tech

has decided to pull the plug on its Constitution Pipeline -- a natural gas pipeline that feeds into New York State. In light of other legal battles, it is raising questions about the future of natural gas Williams Co.

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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COVID-19 Impacting Oil & Gas More Than The Markets As A Whole

CleanTechnica

When we talk about the stock market tanking in the face of COVID-19, it’s mostly the oil and gas industry.

Celebrating 20 Years of “Louisiana Clean Fuels,” + Golfer Can Win Jaguar I-PACE

CleanTechnica

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

DeSmogBlog

billion over the next three years to help Consolidated Edison, or Con Ed, pay for new natural gas pipelines and infrastructure. Tags: new york stranded assets Con Ed natural gas methane

Silver Linings Playbook: Coronavirus Edition

CleanTechnica

Air Quality Clean Power Clean Transport Climate Change Coal Fossil Fuels Green Economy Health Natural Gas Oil coronavirus COVID-19 Donald Trump pandemic. The coronavirus is serious. Many loved ones will die. We’re responding seriously. We’ll get it under control.