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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Hurricane Ida Leaves Chemical Facilities & Surrounding Communities Without Power

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2021 02:00:37 +0000

Originally published by Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Casey Kalman, researcher for the Center for Science and Democracy at UCS. Sixteen years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, the city has been slammed by another record-breaking storm: Hurricane Ida. A new analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) reveals that 138 industrial facilities in […]

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Hurricane Ida Left A Louisiana Refinery Spewing Chemicals And An Oil Spill In The Gulf

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 06 Sep 2021 20:30:10 +0000

Hurricane Ida just wreaked havoc on my state, as I experienced firsthand last week. However, I didn’t find out about what happened in Norco, LA, until recently. In Norco, there’s a Shell refinery that was left spewing toxic chemicals into the air. Honestly, this isn’t surprising. Hurricane Ida made landfall last as a category 4 […]

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Why Is There So Much Tribalism In Alternative Fuels? There Are 39 Trillion Reasons (Part 1 Of 2)

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 06 Sep 2021 17:19:13 +0000

That’s the reason why there’s all this tribalism in alternative fuels. There’s $39 trillion in future profits in the industry up for grabs.

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How to Raise Revenue Quickly: End Fossil Fuel Handouts

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sun, 05 Sep 2021 14:01:55 +0000

Originally published by NRDC. By Joshua Axelrod The House Natural Resources Committee has released a budget proposal that would end a slew of harmful handouts to the fossil fuel industry, protect publicly owned resources, and raise significant new revenues for U.S. taxpayers. This is a fiscally responsible approach to resource development after a century of waste and mismanagement. […]

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