Is Wind Power, Having Inflated Electric Prices, Done in Germany?

 ... … … Wind power has successfully exploded electricity prices in Germany, turned its neighbors into enemies and cost a fortune. Has it, at last, run its course? New onshore wind energy is in a steep decline in Germany. The expansion of onshore wind power in the first half of this year is at its

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Powerful Reality: More Solar Power Means More Air Pollution

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW … …  It is undeniable; adding more solar power to the grid means decreases the environmental performance of baseload energy systems and grow air pollution. A North State Journal article about power generation in North Carolina reveals the problem introduced by too much solar power being added to the grid. Solar

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Howarth Methane Study Ignored Empirical Data Falsifying the Conclusion

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW … …  A Bob Howarth methane study has gotten some traction here and there amongst the uneducated empathetic press but key data falsifying it has been ignored. We have some really knowledgeable readers here at NaturalGasNOW and one of them, who apparently read our Bob Howarth post the other day, sent

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Trump & Wheeler Stick Up for Constitution Pipe, Smack Down Cuomo

Smack Down! In a superb tag-team performance, both President Trump and federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler this week hit New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, hard, over his refusal to allow fracking and for blocking the Constitution Pipeline. It’s smack down time! This post appeared first on Marcellus Drilling News.

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Bob Howarth Seeks Relevance with Still More Pseudo-Science

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW … …  Bob Howarth, long forgotten by most, returns with yet another pseudo-science study attacking natural gas development based on totally bizarre methane claims. I participated in a debate with Bob Howarth at Cornell several years ago. His star was already starting to fade then and he later mostly dropped from

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National Grid Shows Some Backbone in Fighting New York Energy Insanity

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW … …  National Grid doesn’t seem to fit the New York model. It is not surrendering to political correctness and pandering to the governor. It is fighting back. That New York’s brain is infected with green political correctness that amounts to energy insanity is beyond doubt. The state government under the

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Northern Access Pipeline Project Gets Another “Nyet” from Cuomo’s DEC

Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) Northern Access Pipeline developer NFG has received another denial of water quality certification from Andrew Cuomo’s DEC but the project will get built. Once again, the New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC), a corrupt political tool in the hands of an autocratic governor, Andrew Cuomo, has issued a

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Offshore Wind Is No Easy Sell and Carries A High Environmental Price

 ... … … Offshore wind projects along the East Coast are being regularly challenged successfully on environmental impact grounds, especially by fishermen. In Massachusetts and New York, fisherman seem to be winning small victories against offshore wind farms. The Edgartown Conservation Commission in Massachusetts denied an underwater cable route off the town’s coastline, citing the potential

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Furnaces Now Out; New York Has A Fever and Loses Its Mind

Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) New York’s plan to eliminate furnaces is a case of going over the edge and plunging into the depths of ideological insanity. Does New York have a fever? This is no joke. It’s not an “Onion” piece where we’re trying to fool you. In June, the New York State

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DRBC Water Dependence Was Greatly Exaggerated All Along!

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … DRBC water dependence claims have ranged from 15 to 22 million people over the years but the real number was always much lower and the DRBC has admitted it. When the Delaware River Basin Commission was formed in 1961, the legislators creating it said this about dependence on

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More Power Outages Coming to New York, Thanks to Cuomo

 ... … … If you live in New York State you can expect more power outages thanks to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s pandering attempts to curry favor with green energy scammers. New York’s Con Ed has had two major power outages within a two-week period—and the power outages probably will continue given the state’s new policies

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Leisure Class Environmentalists Are Too Often Just Selfish NIMBYs

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Leisure class environmentalists are the bane of true environmentalism or, as I prefer to call it, conservation. It is nothing but selfish NIMBYism. I first became aware of leisure class environmentalists many years ago, not long after I won an “Environmentalist of the Year” award from a local

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Toby Rice, the New Head of EQT, Wanted to Drill Here First

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Toby Rice, the young, hard-charging guy who just won a war to take over EQT, the nation’s largest natural gas producer, wanted to drill in the DRBC region. Toby Rice is set to become the new CEO of the largest natural gas producer in the United States. He’s

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The Mass Exodus from New York Begins Following Climate Law

New York State is so screwed. Let’s just be honest–there’s no saving the Empire State now. (We can say these things because we live here.) Following the passage of a recent law (see New York Pulls the Trigger, Commits Energy Suicide with New Law), businesses and residents are beginning to move out of the state.

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Norwich Solar Farm Another Snake Oil Pitch at Our Expense

Victor FurmanUpstate New York Landowner, Shale Gas Activist …. ….   “Norwich solar farm will benefit everyone” the pitch goes, but Vic Furman has a different view. It’s just more of the same energy con game he says. Yesterday, a post showed up on Facebook announcing a 76 acre 56,000 panel solar farm in Norwich,

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