NESE, Thought Dead, Rises from the Depths of Loch Jersey

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. . … If you NESE was dead and all we’d ever see is a corpse on the New Jersey shore, you were wrong. The project is very much alive and again in front of NJ-DEP. NESE lives. Many thought it was dead and had sunk to the bottom of Raritan

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Environmentalism Today Is Infected with Urban Smugness

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. . … Environmentalism hasn’t been right, that is to say healthy, since Earth Day in 1970, when, shortly thereafter, it was infected with terminal urban smugness. As one of our guest bloggers and commenters noted recently, “the issues are really no longer Republican and Democrat in New York State, but

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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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Boston Gets More Gas and It’s Not the Beans! Really!

Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) Boston will get a lot lot more gas soon and not from those Boston beans. It will be as a result of a Kinder Morgan pipeline upgrade fought by its idiot pols. Among a flurry of new approvals, last Thursday the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) gave final approval

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Trump Talks Energy Progress at the New York Economic Club

Robert Bradley, Jr.Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy ResearchPrincipal, MasterResource: A Free-Market Energy Blog.. . .. President Donald Trump made some interesting remarks at the New York Economic Club last week and laid out the Trump vision of energy progress, which is pro-shale. Last week, President Trump delivered a pro-energy speech at the Economic Club

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Cuomo Needs to Stop Pandering to Environmentalists

Craig stevensPartner, DCI Group …. ….  Andrew Cuomo is obsessed with pandering to environmentalists at the expense of other New Yorkers who need natural gas infrastructure and need it now. Consider: You build a brand-new home or space for your business. It’s nearing completion but your application for natural gas service is denied. How is

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Buffalo Billion Goes Bust; Now Worth 8¢ on the Dollar, Empirezuela Is Next

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. …. ….  Andrew Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion sinking of taxpayer monies into Elon Musk’s solar scam has been written down to 8 cents on the dollar; an $884 million loss. Imagine you build a new house in Upstate New York for $300,000. It’s got the latest in appliances and a modern

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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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Green Goblins of Political Correctness Set Up New England for Icy Fall

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. …. ….  What’s happening in Rhode Island should be a warning to all of New England; you are headed for an icy fall with respect the energy you need to keep warm. Rhode Island is a state where the green goblins of political correctness hold full sway and determine policy.

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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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NY Public Service Commission Admits Downstate is Short on NatGas

If this doesn’t beat all. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo refused to allow a new pipeline to get built, so National Grid, the gas utility for all of Long Island and part of New York City, had to ban new customer hook-ups. Cuomo blamed National Grid and got the state Public Service Commission (PSC) to

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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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If Windmills Are Clean and Green, Why Are They Blowing Up A Storm?

Victor FurmanUpstate New York Landowner, Shale Gas Activist …. ….   Andrew Cuomo’s push for more windmills Upstate is blowing up a storm of controversy as locals say they don’t want them and are fighting back, town by town. Politics don’t start with the President and work their way down to us. No, real politics

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New York DEC Denies Reality with Constitution Pipeline Filing

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW        New York DEC has filed a challenge to FERC’s approval of the Constitution Pipeline. It has to read to be believed as the agency simply denies every reality. It was inevitable New York DEC would contest FERC’s approval of the Constitution Pipeline. Governor Corruptocrat tells the agency what to

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NY Tries to Change the Game re Hudson Valley Gas-Fired Plant

In October 2012, after a rigorous review by New York’s Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the Cricket Valley Energy Center in Dutchess County was accepted and approved. Construction of the 1,100 megawatt plant (to fed by PA Marcellus gas) began in July 2017 (see Second NY NatGas-Fired Elec Plant Breaks Ground in Hudson Valley) and

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