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

Roles Of Green Energy and Natural Gas Providers

The Environmental Blog

This article will look at several crucial roles that green energy and natural gas provider companies play in the world today. To ensure a reliable energy supply, it is important for businesses and homeowners to partner with green energy and natural gas providers.

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Renewable Natural Gas: Today’s Carbon-Negative Fuel

GreenBiz

Renewable Natural Gas: Today’s Carbon-Negative Fuel. Renewable natural gas sits at the intersection of two critical challenges: addressing increased emissions from organic waste and laying the foundation for zero carbon transportation across all sectors.?

Why we shouldn’t abandon natural gas: Renewable natural gas shows promise

Renewable Energy World

Many climate activists and clean energy enthusiasts warn against the continued use of, and investment in, natural gas infrastructure, insisting it isn’t a substitute for clean energy. should not plan to maintain its current fossil-based natural gas systems indefinitely.

Stanford Scientists Find Climate and Health Impacts of Natural Gas Stoves

Green Living Guy

Natural gas stoves release methane – a potent greenhouse gas – and other pollutants through leaks and incomplete combustion. The post Stanford Scientists Find Climate and Health Impacts of Natural Gas Stoves appeared first on Green Living Guy.

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

How to Decarbonize Natural Gas

GreenTechMedia

It’s too early for a postmortem on what happened, but we know that the cold affected all fuel sources, and most of all, natural gas. Wellheads and gas lines froze. Gas supplies were diverted to residential heating rather than power.

California Governor Gavin Newsom Proclaims Natural Gas To Be Zero-Carbon

Jim Conca

That’s what California Governor Gavin Newsom did with carbon emissions from natural gas by signing into law Senate Bill 423. Just declare gas zero-carbon and that’s that. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could outlaw wildfires? Or legislate against Polar Vortexes?

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

Can we future-proof natural gas plants with hydrogen?

Eco-Business

Gas turbines are getting an upgrade. Turbine makers want to make them more compatible with hydrogen fuel, which is being touted as cleaner than natural gas

What the Frack Is Happening With Natural Gas Prices?

GreenTechMedia

But far more acute is what’s happening with natural gas, particularly in Europe and Asia. In the US, natural gas prices have doubled in the last year. the President of Gas Vista and a non-resident fellow at the Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy.

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. It also produces pipeline-ready CO2 and even water. At a cost below any other energy source

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 […].

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. This is opposite to oil which is harmed by being hooked up to the global market

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

Despite “green” efforts, natural gas and LNG make little climate or economic sense

Eco-Business

Amidst the global push for decarbonisation, the climate impacts of natural gas are coming into the spotlight. Although marketed as cleaner than coal, natural gas is highly emissions-intensive on a life-cycle basis.

Natural Gas And Wind Freeze Up When The Going Gets Tough

Jim Conca

Texas’ energy mix of mostly gas and wind did not do well with this week’s extreme cold snap. Gas used for heating increased dramatically, removing much of it from generating electricity, some pipelines froze up and couldn’t deliver, and there just isn’t enough pipeline capacity to begin with.

Xcel unveils plan for net-zero natural gas by 2050

Renewable Energy World

Xcel Energy, provider of electricity and natural gas services to nearly 6 million customers in eight Western and Midwestern states, has committed to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from its natural gas business by 2050. Follow @EngelsAngle.

EU wants to allow natural gas, nuclear in green investment

Renewable Energy World

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on February 2 proposed including nuclear energy and natural gas in its plans for building a climate-friendly future, dividing member countries and drawing outcry from environmentalists as “greenwashing.” Killed by Gas and Nuclear.”.

Anaerobic digestion trade body calls for ban on Russian natural gas imports in open letter to the UK Prime Minister

Envirotec Magazine

However, we would further implore that this ban is extended to include Russian gas. As part of its response to the Ukraine crisis, the EU has already announced it will double its ambition for biomethane production to 354TWh by 2030 to end its reliance on natural gas imports.

Protected: Flaring Flatline: Commitments on Natural Gas Flaring Outpace Progress

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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. And by the mid-2030s, existing gas plants will be under threat. Could we eventually see tens of gigawatts of stranded gas plants? through the mid-2020s.

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.

The U.S. Maintains Its Natural Gas Dominance

R-Squared Energy

Today I delve into the data on natural gas production and consumption. had dominated global natural gas production until the 1980s, at which time it ceded the lead to Russia. Natural gas production had been in decline in the U.S. Natural Gas Consumption.

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

GreenTechMedia

Duke will still rely on natural gas for much its generation capacity across the six states it serves by 2030. Its 15-year integrated resource plan (IRP) states that failing to build new natural gas plants to supply future load growth could increase customer costs significantly.

Natural Gas Performed Heroically In Texas, Until It Didn’t

R-Squared Energy

This first graphic shows how one can conclude that freezing wind turbines were the problem, while natural gas was called upon to fill a huge demand surge. If you only look at this graphic, then natural gas is the hero of the story.

Drax Cancels Plan to Build Europe’s Largest Natural Gas Power Plant

GreenTechMedia

Plans for a new 3.6-gigawatt natural gas power plant in the U.K. It would have been the largest gas plant in Europe and, unsurprisingly, drew the attention of environmental groups. GW of new gas peaker plants split across four sites in the U.K.

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. “ Oil and gas companies have been feeling mounting pressure, as signs emerge that oil is losing favor, both with the public amid climate concerns and with some investors.

K&L Gates Debate: The Role of Natural Gas in the Clean Energy Economy

CleanTech Alliance

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Analysis: The Natural Gas Industry Is Trying To Deny How Affordable Renewable Energy Is

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 10 mins Fossil fuel industry supporters and climate deniers are pushing a new climate falsehood when it comes to renewable energy: that natural gas offers a more affordable future.

Investigation into Texas freeze highlights natural gas failures, frequency of cold weather events

Renewable Energy World

Preliminary findings of a joint investigation into the freeze that left millions in Texas without power for days last February highlighted an increasing frequency of extreme cold weather events, as well as the devastation caused by the failure of natural gas-fired plants.

Innovation can help ensure hydrogen becomes B.C.’s new natural gas

Clean Energy Canada

isn’t the only jurisdiction to see clean hydrogen as the new natural gas. A number of European Union nations, Western Australia, Oman and Saudi Arabia have together committed tens of billions of dollars to produce clean hydrogen to replace natural gas for domestic use and export.

Russia is promoting natural gas to Southeast Asia as an 'eco-friendly' fuel

Eco-Business

The world's second largest gas producer is heavily marketing the fossil fuel as a clean alternative to coal to meet Southeast Asia's growing energy needs — just as the significance of natural gas as a bridge fuel is called into question

UGI Utilities to distribute renewable natural gas from Pennsylvania landfill

Renewable Energy World

An electric and gas utility in Pennsylvania and Maryland has signed a deal to bring renewable natural gas from a landfill into its distribution system. Beard, Executive Vice President – Natural Gas, UGI. “We

Russian firm to offer natural gas-powered EV charging in London

Charged

L-Charge has tested a mobile gas-powered charging station in Moscow, and plans to use this to offer on-demand charging in London. The mobile station is “a truck with a set of equipment installed onboard operating on the principle of the gas power plant.”

Report: Natural gas infrastructure can play a key role in clean energy transition

Renewable Energy World

A new report released by research company IHS Markit explains the role gas can play in the transition to net-zero. The report states that more emphasis is needed on the repurposing of existing infrastructure to enable gas to become a “second pillar” of decarbonization alongside renewables.

Fossil Freeze: Deadly Texas Catastrophe Shows How Natural Gas Systems Can Fail when Demand Spikes

DeSmogBlog

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This City in Oregon is Making Moves to Ban Natural Gas in New Homes and Buildings

DeSmogBlog

The City of Eugene, Oregon, initiated a process on November 17 that could lead to a ban on new natural gas hookups in residential and commercial buildings, following in the footsteps of dozens of other cities around the country.

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. Utilities in Florida and California recently made similar decisions to move away from gas in favor of renewable energy. Nonetheless, the rush to gas continues.

Report: Push for Renewable Natural Gas Is More Gas Industry 'Greenwashing'

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 9 mins “Renewable natural gas,” or RNG , is an alternative gas fuel that comes from landfills, manure, or synthetic processes. That's opposed to the fossil gas that drillers traditionally pump out of underground reserves in oil and gas fields.

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.

TPG Rise backs Monarch Bioenergy’s renewable natural gas and biofertilizer

Impact Alpha

The post TPG Rise backs Monarch Bioenergy’s renewable natural gas and biofertilizer appeared first on ImpactAlpha. ImpactAlpha, March 14 — TPG Rise, the impact investing arm of TPG, last year raised more than $5 billion for a growth-stage climate.