How Local Governments & Communities Are Taking Action to Get Fossil Fuels Out of Buildings

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2022 03:44:57 +0000

Across the United States, 80 cities and counties have adopted policies that require or encourage the move off fossil fuels to all-electric homes and buildings. As of August 2022, nearly 28 million people across 11 states live in a jurisdiction where local policies favor fossil fuel-free, healthy buildings. And the momentum behind these policies keeps […]

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Top Coal Firm in World Cashing in on Global Energy Crisis

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2022 21:50:20 +0000

coalGlencore, the world’s largest coal shipper, is cashing in on the global energy crisis to the tune of nearly $9 billion in the first six months of 2022, and plans to pay out more than half — $4.45 billion — to shareholders in dividends and buybacks. The Switzerland-based trader on Tuesday reported a first half […]

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How Europe Can Cut ⅓ Of Its Oil Demand By 2030

Credit to Author: Transport & Environment (T&E)| Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2022 05:00:34 +0000

At the time of Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, it typically supplied one out of every four barrels of crude oil that the European Union imported. These imports contributed significantly to funding Putin’s military aggression against Ukraine. To cut this funding stream, the European Commission has agreed on a ban on imports before the end […]

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Russia’s Natural Gas Pipeline Exports To Europe Down To Almost 40-Year Lows

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2022 02:16:57 +0000

Russia’s natural gas exports by pipeline to the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) declined by almost 40% during the first seven months of 2022 compared with the same period in 2021 and by almost 50% compared with the previous five-year (2017–21) average, according to data from Refinitiv Eikon. In mid-July 2022, exports […]

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U.S. Energy Production Declined by Record Amounts in Several States in 2020

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2022 12:50:57 +0000

In 2020, energy production in the United States fell by record amounts compared with 2019, mostly as a result of decreased economic activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wyoming had the largest drop in total energy production among the states, decreasing by 1,264 trillion British thermal units, mostly due to decreased coal production. Seven states saw their largest […]

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Argonne Researchers: New Way to Calculate Environmental Impact of Ammonia Production

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sat, 06 Aug 2022 13:30:36 +0000

Scientists evaluate how to make ammonia production more sustainable. Ever wondered about the carbon impact of growing your dinner? Scientists have just come up with a new way to calculate part of it. A major ingredient in the production of fertilizers for the world’s food production, ammonia also contributes significantly to the world’s greenhouse gas […]

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World 1st: Tesla Batteries Providing Inertia Services At Scale

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2022 02:37:21 +0000

Tesla Megapack battery storageLet’s start with the ABCs: what are inertia services on an electricity grid? Even before that, what is inertia in a grid setting? Most of us should remember “inertia” from our younger years in primary school. Inertia is an object’s natural inclination to just keep moving (if it weren’t for friction) or just keep sitting […]

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Eugene Becomes First City in Oregon to Ban Natural Gas

Credit to Author: Joe Wachunas| Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2022 00:35:51 +0000

“The power of vested interests is vastly exaggerated compared with the gradual encroachment of ideas.” — John Maynard Keynes The city of Eugene, Oregon, is on the world’s radar for two reasons these days. First, it lived up to its nickname as “Tracktown USA” and became the first city in the US to host the […]

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Ondas Networks & American Robotics Help Catch Nasty Pipeline Leaks

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 17:35:11 +0000

I don’t think I have to explain the problem with oil leaks from pipelines, but fewer people know about the problem of methane (aka “natural gas”) leaks. Not only is loose methane in the atmosphere bad for people and animals who breathe it in, but it’s also a much more potent greenhouse gas compared to […]

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