“Renewable Natural Gas” Is the Ultimate Red Herring

Credit to Author: Joe Wachunas| Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2021 03:31:40 +0000

There are three fossil fuels we must stop burning if we are to save our planet: coal, oil, and methane (aka “natural”) gas. Coal is declining precipitously. Scientists think we hit peak coal in 2013, and American use of coal has fallen by over 50% in the last 10 years (though, we need to quickly […]

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Moving from Pain to Gain on Climate Solutions

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2021 03:00:35 +0000

In a new opinion piece by Sam Butler-Sloss and published by Carbon Tracker, the case is made for reframing the narrative around climate change action. To proposal is to move from pain to gain at COP26. First, the author asks, “How can we bring forward this great wave of innovation and wealth generation to avoid […]

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Hydrogen Demand: Hydrogen Is Not A Growth Market, It’s A Diminishing One (Part 1 Of 3)

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 19:32:58 +0000

Hydrogen demand today is two-thirds for petroleum refining and fertilizer manufacturing. Both of those uses are going to drop precipitously in the coming decades, and the one area of demand growth won’t replace the loss.

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Another Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) Project Doesn’t Live Up To Its Targets

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2021 14:31:48 +0000

Everybody concerned about the climate crisis we are entering would love for some form of carbon capture and storage (CCS) to work wonders. It would be so much easier to avert crisis if we could just capture carbon and re-bury or store it in some energy-efficient, cost-efficient way. But to this point, hopes of CCS […]

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Despite Climate Red Alert, Interior Department Moves on Gulf Lease Sale

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2021 20:20:49 +0000

Originally published by NRDC. By Lauren Kubiak & Valerie Cleland For weeks, wildfires have been ravaging states across the West and diminishing air quality; and Hurricane Ida, after devastating Gulf coast communities and causing new oil spills, wreaked havoc all the way up through the northeast where it set rainfall records, caused flash floods, spurred tornadoes, and tragically killed over […]

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Why Did 200 Bitcoin Miners and Oil & Gas Execs Just Meet in Houston?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2021 03:31:40 +0000

Bitcoin has a well known problem, even if many bitcoin fans would like to ignore it or pretend it isn’t real. The problem is that bitcoin mining uses an enormous amount of electricity. It’s not a large amount, and actually maybe it’s not even an enormous amount — it’s an absurd amount. Naturally, people who […]

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Economics & Emissions: Masters Of War Edition

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2021 11:00:59 +0000

The US war in Afghanistan cost $300 million a day for 20 years. Imagine if that money had been invested in carbon reduction strategies instead?

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Drought, Flood, Fire: Ways That Cleantech Can Respond

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2021 16:45:22 +0000

The author of a new book argues that understanding the role of climate change can improve our crisis preparation and powers of prediction. And we can afford to make the necessary changes that transition us to renewables while increasing our efficiency.

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