China-Baiting, Greenwashed

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2022 09:00:49 +0000

As the world marked another flopped climate conference last year — with precious chances for action racing past — many eyes drifted toward the People’s Republic of China (PRC). News sites decried Xi’s absence. Commentators suggest that if emerging East Asian economies don’t do their part, climate efforts cannot succeed. As he did in 2009 […]

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EU Commission “Suppresses Its Own Science” By Allowing Gas In Taxonomy

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 08:00:25 +0000

T&E says gas must be removed from green investments list after expert group finds EU decision is not science based.

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Odds Are Power Plants Near You Are Holding Back On Cold Days

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 06:00:59 +0000

Extreme winter weather has revealed the flaws of energy strategies that overly rely on gas. A year ago, I wrote about how Mid-Atlantic fossil fuel power plant owners’ bad practices cost consumers money by reducing power plant capabilities that should be available in cold weather. Soon after I posted that blog, the February Winter Storm Uri wreaked […]

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No New Oil & Gas Leasing! Hearing on Climate & Offshore Drilling

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2022 18:00:18 +0000

By Valerie Cleland  In a House Natural Resources Committee hearing this week, committee members focused on the connection between offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. climate goals. This much is clear: continuing ‘business as usual’ offshore oil and gas leasing simply does not put us on a path to meet our climate goals. Every decision our leaders […]

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Natural Gas Becomes Important Battleground In Transition From Fossil Fuels 

Credit to Author: Joe Wachunas| Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:14:33 +0000

2021 was a big year for natural gas bans as cities continue to lead the way in phasing out gas from homes and buildings. From New York City’s recent ban on gas in new construction, to Californian cities’ steady march to “cut the pipe,” to the backlash and ban on gas bans in 20 states, […]

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U.S. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions Expected to Increase in 2022 & 2023

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 03:10:20 +0000

In our latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, we forecast that U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will increase in both 2022 and 2023 but remain below 2019 levels. In 2020, U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions decreased by 11% as energy use declined during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the U.S. economy began to return to pre-COVID […]

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Is The ExxonMobil Net-Zero Report & Announcement Another Greenwashing Campaign?

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2022 22:58:03 +0000

This week, ExxonMobil announced that it wants to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions for its operating assets by 2050 and shared details as to how it will achieve this goal. This sounds like a good thing on the surface, but is it really? Many are sharing their thoughts on Twitter, and I have some also, […]

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Vistra Claims ‘Extortion’ by Pipeline Company, Says Natural Gas Supply to Texas Power Plants Threatened

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2022 18:10:33 +0000

Two Vistra Corp. subsidiaries have alleged in a complaint filed with the Texas Railroad Commission that a major pipeline firm has threatened to terminate natural gas service to five Texas gas-fired power plants—a combined 2 GW—“at any time” after Jan. 23. If escalated, the issue could pose new hurdles for the state’s electricity security as […]

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Vistra Claims ‘Extortion’ by Pipeline Company, Says Natural Gas Supply to Texas Power Plants Threatened

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2022 18:10:33 +0000

Two Vistra Corp. subsidiaries have alleged in a complaint filed with the Texas Railroad Commission that a major pipeline firm has threatened to terminate natural gas service to five Texas gas-fired power plants—a combined 2 GW—“at any time” after Jan. 23. If escalated, the issue could pose new hurdles for the state’s electricity security as […]

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New GE Digital Software Designed to Optimize Gas Turbine Performance

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2022 18:08:22 +0000

A new product from GE Digital will improve the operation of gas turbines through artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), resulting in lower fuel consumption and reducing emissions, the company announced Jan. 20. GE Digital in its announcement said turbines “require seasonal adjustment of flame temperatures and fuel splits, which is generally a manual […]

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