Gas rises, coal falls in US powergen

The share of U.S. total utility-scale power generation from natural gas-fired power plants will rise from 34% in 2018, to 37% in 2019 and 2020, the Energy Information Administration forecasts in its October Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO). EIA/STEO forecasts the share of U.S. electric generation from coal will average 25% in 2019, and 22% in 2020, down from

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Ocean City Demonstrates Off-Shore Wind Is No Easy Sell

 ... … … Green new dealers always make it sound as if their projects face no obstacles, have no impacts and are widely desired but Ocean City shows that’s not true. The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) approved two offshore wind projects off the coast of Ocean City in 2017. But, Ocean City officials want

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Texas wind power on track to outpace coal in 2020

Texas is about to go green — by 2020, more electricity will come from wind than coal, according to analytics/consulting firm Rystad Energy. Propelled by the surging shale revolution, Texas now contributes 40% of total U.S. oil production and nearly 25% of marketed natural gas production, Kallanish Energy reports. However, the “Lone Star State” is

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Ban Fracking? What in the World Are Democrats Thinking?

John J. IntervalProfessional Petroleum Geologist.   John J. Interval challenges Democrat Presidential candidates on their reckless “ban fracking” positions using some key facts and a lot of common sense. Three of the leading contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination want to ban fracking in the United States. Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Kamala

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Gutless DRBC Commissioners Bows Down to Delaware PovertyKeeper

Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) The DRBC Commissioners, in a stunning display of cowardice and obsequious attention to direction from William Penn Foundation shills, reconsiders a decision. There, now that’s the DRBC (Delaware River Basin Commission) we know and expect –obsequiously bowing before the likes of THE Delaware Riverkeeper and her environmental cousin, the Sierra

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San Jose moves to ban natural gas in new residential buildings

The U.S.’s 10th most populous U.S. city Tuesday moved to ban natural gas in most new residential buildings, beginning next year, Kallanish Energy reports. The 10-member San Jose, California, city council and Mayor Sam Liccardo voted unanimously to make San Jose the largest U.S. city so far to seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by

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NaturalGasNOW Wants You! For Our Nation, Economy and Environment!

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW … …  NaturalGasNOW wants your help. It takes much effort to do what we do and we want your help to get it done “for our nation, our economy and our environment.” Yes, just like Uncle Sam, we want you! We want you as a guest blogger. We want your comments.

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Texas Wind Power Not So Reliable, As It Turns Out

 ... … … Texas wind energy has been touted as a big success, but several years of growth in the wind energy supply have blown away electricity expense budgets. Texas has the most wind capacity of any state, generating about 16 percent of its electricity from wind. In August, as temperatures rose to over 100 degrees and

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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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The Green Corporatism Behind Most of Fractivism

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW … …  Green corporatism is always in the background when it comes to fractivism and global warming hysteria, as government rent seekers try to mold a crisis mood. Global warming hysteria seems to get worse by the moment. Fractivism is, in many respects, a sub-set of the disease. It’s a refusal

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A Tree of Ignorance Grows in Brooklyn, Watered by Political Deceit

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW … …  Brooklyn, New York is apparently growing a new type of voter without the slightest clue how energy is made or delivered and politicians enable the ignorance. Subsequent to my post yesterday about New York politicians running on empty through bad neighborhoods, a friend sent me a Brooklyn story revealing

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New York Politicians Running on Empty and Denying It

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW … …  New York politicians, still imagining they’re living out their energy fantasies, are refusing to accept facts, as if running on empty through a bad neighborhood. How much self-deception can one practice before submitting to the truth? An infinite amount if New York politicians are any gauge. National Grid and

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Power sector still the U.S.’s largest electricity consumer

Energy consumption in the U.S. reached a record high of more than 101 quadrillion British thermal units (quads) in 2018, surpassing the previous high recorded in 2007, by less than 0.3%, the Energy Information Administration reports. For nearly 70 years, the electric power sector, which both consumes and produces energy, has been responsible for some of the

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Tesla Solar Debacle Is Explained by Vanity Fair and Walmart

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW … …  The Tesla solar debacle Is getting a lot of attention from Vanity Fair and a big lawsuit from Walmart. Both make great reading if you’re not Elon Musk. I don’t normally read Vanity Fair and I don’t do a lot of shopping at Walmart, but both these institutions have

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Renewables Reality: Isn’t It Time We Faced Up to It?

 ... … … The concept of a renewables reality is a foreign one to those wrapped in the ideology of the green new deal, but the problems with renewables cannot ignored. Mark Mills has a new report and an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal entitled “If You Want ‘Renewable Energy,’ Get Ready to Dig” that point out the physical

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