Natural Gas Leaks Deadly For Trees (Video)

CleanTechnica

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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

CleanTechnica

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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.

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

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

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.

$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

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.

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

In Midst Of Natural Gas Glut, Plastic Industry Bent, Not Broken (Yet)

CleanTechnica

Plastic industry facing a petrochemical vs. circular economy smackdown as COVID-19 outbreak shrinks big plans for natural gas. Green Economy Appalachia ocean plastic petrochemicals plastic Royal Dutch Shell united states US

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.

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

CleanTechnica

Floating 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. Clean Power Offshore Wind Farms Wind Energy Wind Turbines Electricity Energy Equinor France norway portugal Scotland

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

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

CleanTechnica

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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.

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.

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

CleanTechnica

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.

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

U.S. Dominance In The Natural Gas Sector Is Growing

R-Squared Energy

Today, I want to cover the production and consumption of natural gas. Natural gas is the cleanest of the fossil fuels. Looking ahead, natural gas is projected to be the only fossil fuel that will see substantial demand growth over the next two decades.

The Oil & Gas Industry Doesn?t Have A Bright Future

CleanTechnica

The oil and gas industry has been in a recession, effectively since the global financial crisis 11 years ago.

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 […].

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.

Louisiana Bill Would Punish Black Protesters For Opposing Big Oil

CleanTechnica

Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Oil Policy & Politics Activism louisiana oil pipelines protestorsA Louisiana bill seeks to punish black protesters for opposing those in the fossil fuel industry who want to desecrate the graves of their ancestors.

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.

Renewables Overtake Coal, Thanks To Natural Gas

R-Squared Energy

So, how does the consumption of renewables and coal compare to our consumption of petroleum, natural gas, and nuclear power? What this graphic shows that the previous graphics don’t show is that it was natural gas that took the biggest share of coal’s market.

The Tide Is Turning (And Is It Ever!)

CleanTechnica

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D.C. Attorney General Is Suing Oil & Gas Companies For Their Misinformation Campaigns

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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.

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.

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.

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.

1.19 Gigawatts Of Solar Power For The Land Of The Gigafactory

CleanTechnica

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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. renewable energy additions completely overwhelm those by natural gas in first months of 2020 appeared first on Solar Power World.

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.

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.

Massachusetts Moves to Follow California, New York in Planning for Natural Gas Phaseout

GreenTechMedia

Massachusetts may become just the third state, after California and New York, to begin planning for a managed decline of its conventional natural gas industry. In other words, if Massachusetts is to meet its legally binding carbon targets, there is no future for fossil gas.

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.