April 12, 2012

Natural Gas is a Bridge To Nowhere

Zachary Shahan, CleanTechnica


It is often argued that natural gas is an important bridge to a completely renewable energy economy. I have bought into that a bit, but some recent studies have really made the case for natural gas questionable, at best. One of those studies is linked above, and another is a new one published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences titled “Greater Focus Needed on Methane Leakage from Natural Gas Infrastructure” that finds that current methane leaks are higher than thought and largely or even completely undercut the climate benefits of...

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October 24, 2013
Drop in U.S. Emissions? Thank Climate Change!
Cato Institute
Carbon dioxide emissions in the United States from the production and consumption of energy have been on the decline since about 2005, after generally being on the rise ever since our country was first founded. The decline in... more ››
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Oil Companies Are Sued for Waste of Natural Gas
Clifford Krauss, NYT
In the sharpest challenge yet to the surge in flaring of natural gas in the Bakken shale oil field, North Dakota mineral owners this week filed 10 class-action lawsuits seeking millions of dollars in lost royalties from some... more ››
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Russia's Faltering Energy Empire
Holly Decker, The National Interest
The April discovery of a new shale formation in Western Texas is another indication that the shale-gas revolution, which is rapidly changing the way that the world gas market operates, continues to press ahead. Russia is the... more ››