Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – December 29, 2019

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Readers pass along a lot of stuff every week about natural gas, fractivist antics, emissions, renewables, and other news relating to energy. As usual, emphasis is added. Fossil Fuels Essential to Middle Class Prosperity Joe Biden’s loose comment about being willing to destroy oil and gas jobs for

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Emissions rule passes environmental quality board

A rule aimed at reducing methane emissions from Pennsylvania’s existing oil and gas operations recently passed the Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board by a vote of 18-1, according to Trib Live. The rule was originally announced by the state Department of Environmental Protection in December 2018. Its aim is to reduce methane leaks from oil and

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Top 6 Things to Keep in Mind When Reading MIT’s Clean Energy Study

As the weather turns colder, more Americans are relying on clean, affordable, reliable natural gas to keep their houses warm and cook family dinners during the holidays. That’s not what Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers were thinking about in a new report on what they consider an “uncertain role” for natural gas in a clean

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U.S. Natural Gas Leads All Energy Sources in Carbon Emissions Reductions

The world’s leading producer of natural gas continues to utilize this abundant resource as the favored choice for new electricity generation, aiding in the fight against climate change. The shift in the United States to building more natural gas power plants has led to the reduction of more than 2.8 million metric tons of carbon

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U.S. Petroleum Exports Exceed Imports for the First Time Ever

For the first time in history, the U.S exported more petroleum products to overseas markets than it imported in October, according to the Energy Information Administration’s recently-released “Short-Term Energy Outlook” It represents an historic shift as the United States solidifies its role as an oil and natural gas powerhouse that’s able to provide for its

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Sound Bite Green Policies Don’t Reduce Emissions; Natural Gas Does

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. …. ….  Natural gas has reduced emissions in a big way, but sound bite energy policies focused solely on renewables haven’t says PA Democrat Senator John Yudichak. Democrat State Senator John Yudichak represents Carbon and Luzerne Counties in Pennsylvania. He is a staunch friend of the trades and a fan

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Rockefeller Family Invests in Upstate Green Coal Project

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. …. ….  The Rockefeller is making something old new again as it seeks to revive Upstate New York, especially the Catskills and Adirondacks, with green coal. Upstate New York is desperate. It faces economic oblivion from New York’s high taxes and blue state energy policies that amount to doing absolutely

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Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Invests $2.5 Billion for Token CO2 Dip

Roger CaiazzaIndependent Researcher and Publisher,Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York … Roger Caiazza says the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative has invested over $2.5 billion of our money, paid in electric rates, for miniscule CO2 reductions. In October 2019 the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) released their annual Investments of Proceeds update.  This post compares the claims about the

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Pa moving ahead with power plant emission caps

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is working to bring the state into a regional consortium of states that sets a price and caps on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, part of the Democrat’s agenda to fight climate change, Kallanish Energy reports. Wolf made a formal announcement Thursday that he’s ordering a start to the

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No Surprise: AOC Gets the Facts Wrong In Visit to Colorado

This past weekend, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) paid a visit to Colorado and took the opportunity to tweet out fear-mongering nonsense about the oil and gas industry without bothering to confirm any facts beforehand. Namely, Ocasio-Cortez incorrectly characterized heat picked up on an infrared camera as “toxic fumes” and publicized results from volatile organic compound

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Methane emissions see 15% decrease since 1990 in US

Although natural gas production has increased by more than 50% in the United States since 1990, methane emissions have dropped 15 percent over the same period, according to The Hill. Methane is a primary component of natural gas and a greenhouse gas that’s more potent than carbon dioxide. Methane emissions count for 10% of total greenhouse

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Dem. Presidential Candidates’ Anti-Gas Platforms Leave Grid Questions Unanswered

Ahead of tonight’s third Democratic presidential debate in Houston, the energy capital of the world, EID is taking a deeper dive into several candidates’ climate plans and their potential impacts on America’s power grid. Top tier contenders including Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Kamala Harris have laid out plans to achieve a net-zero

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Vistra Energy closing 4 Illinois power plants

Independent power producer Vistra Energy and its subsidiaries Wednesday named the four coal-fired power plants to be retired to meet the requirements of the recently approved revisions to the Multi-Pollutant Standard (Mps) rule imposed by the Illinois Pollution Control Board (Ipcb). Without this rule change, Vistra said the company’s entire downstate Illinois fleet was at

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