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US Natural Gas Saves Germany from its own Decarbonization Experiment

ConservanciesGeorge P. Ahearn, Phd
Co-founder and Former President and CEO
GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc.

 

Imported natural gas from the United States proves to be more economical for the citizens of Germany than its own Chancellor’s decarbonization experiments.

I find it amusing that the close ties the U.S. has had with Germany for many decades, and the historic role Ronald Reagan played in denouncing the Berlin Wall which eventually led to the demise of the Soviet Union, has been completely erased by our withdrawal from the Paris Environmental Accords and our President’s rejection of the climate change theories. It illustrates how adherents of man-made climate change get into a frenzy when you start to question its theoretical credibility.  In fact, by all polling measures it ranks very low on the priority list of the American people, and for that matter most of the world.

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Natural Gas NOW Picks of the Week – November 18, 2017

natural gas now - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

Natural Gas NOW readers pass along a lot of stuff every week about natural gas, fractivist antics, emissions, renewables, and other news relating to energy.

Here’s more great material sent along by Natural Gas NOW readers; great stuff highlighting the power of natural gas and the absurdity of fractivism. Check out the links below:

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Lancashire For Shale and Cuadrilla Show Us How to Teach Shale

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
Natural Gas NOW
“PAShaleAdvocate”

 

Lancashire for Shale and Cuadrilla produced a great video which does a fantastic job of explaining the geology involved in fracking.

Our friends at Lancashire for Shale, along with the good people of Cuadrilla, have put together a marvelous video lesson in geology. This well done video does a great job of illustrating how to tell the miracle story of shale, in the hopes of launching a UK Shale Revolution of their own, much like the United States is experiencing.

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Shale, Not Renewable Energy, Is Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Institute for
Energy Research

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The facts are the facts and it’s shale, not renewable energy, that’s allowing the U.S. to reduce carbon dioxide emissions while others merely yap about it.

Carbon dioxide emissions, the largest component of greenhouse gases, have been declining in the United States, mainly due to the shale gas renaissance. Between 2005 and 2016, U.S. carbon dioxide emissions declined by 12 percent. However, China’s carbon dioxide emissions over the same period increased by 50 percent, surpassing U.S. carbon dioxide emissions in 2006.

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FERC Smacks Corruptocrat Again on Millennium Case

natural gas boats - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

FERC has smacked Governor Andrew “Corruptocrat” and his DEC hacks yet again in promptly denying a re-hearing request and calling out the state’s duplicity.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has clearly had it with New York, its politically corrupt governor and his environmental political hack, Basil Seggos. Seggos, of course, is Commissioner of the Empire State’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and his job is bend its will to that of Governor Corruptocrat and the NRDC gang which both he and the Cuomo are eager to appease.

FERCIt was only late October when Millennium Pipeline asked FERC to declare DEC had waived its authority to act on Millenniuum’s application for Section 401 Water Quality Certification by taking more than the year permitted under the Clean Water Act. That was followed by a quick FERC decision in Millennium’s favor,  prompting DEC to request a rehearing from FERC, which the latter has already denied. Moreover, the denial is 24 pages of fairly direct accusations of DEC duplicity. There can no question, at this point; it’s war and DEC has been put on defense for a change.

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The Ugly Truth Behind Truthout, the CELDF and Grant Township

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Jim Willis
Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN)

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The truth behind the Grant Township injection well controversy is ugly. The parties taking advantage of the Township are totalitarian wannabes out for power.

We previously reported on the story of two Pennsylvania townships that were either hoodwinked, or perhaps willing led astray, by the radical Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) into passing (now overturned) bans on fracking and injection wells in their towns; Highland Township (Elk County) and Grant Township (Indiana County). The CELDF continues to agitate against the Indiana Township injection well hoping to producer anarchy.

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What Shale Drilling Has Done for World Peace and Security

"Environmentalists" - MarkindDaniel B. Markind, Esq.
Weir and Partners, LLP

 

Shale drilling, whether for oil or gas, has made a huge contribution to world peace and security and it’s time we all recognized it and operated accordingly.

The importance of shale to world peace and security never was more in evidence than during the last two weeks.  The fact that very few people know about it underscores why.

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Is Tom Wolf Just Billionaire Tom Steyer’s Bobblehead?

natural gas boats - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

Radical billionaire Tom Steyer threw money at Tom Wolf’s campaign for Pennsylvania Governor. Is he now treating the governor as his personal bobblehead?

Ever since Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania’s trust-funder governor, suddenly decided to pursue a fracking ban within the jurisdiction of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) I’ve wondered why. It makes no sense whatsoever, as the governing majority of the DRBC (Pennsylvania, New York and the Feds) is exactly the same as it is for the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) where fracking has long been permitted. Both rivers are sources of drinking water and SRBC stream quality has been unaffected, So, why would Wolf suddenly decide to treat DRBC region residents as second-class citizens?

Well, there may be an answer by the name of Tom Steyer. The evidence, to be sure, is circumstantial, but the connections are just a little too coincidental for comfort.

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Conservancies Are for Conservation, Not Politics

ConservanciesGeorge P. Ahearn, Phd
Co-founder and Former President and CEO
GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc.

 

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is doing politics in opposing fracking, not conservation, and it has its facts all wrong, thanks to New York’s Tony Ingraffea.

Is the Conservancy of Southwest Florida a real conservation entity or is it a political advocacy organization with only an environmental agenda? The consensus view of conservationism is that it should be a collaborative effort to ensure the economic, environmental preservation and safety of the community. Such an organization works with business, scientific, and political leaders to achieve these ends. 

Therefore, the developer, the corporate community and the local government should not be viewed as the enemy. There should be open dialogue about the agenda and all sides of the issues should be represented. Conservancy members should get a balanced exposure to the issues and the agenda should not be set by partisan politics.

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Natural Gas Substitution for Coal Keeps Reducing Emissions

natural gas boats - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

Natural gas substitution for coal in electric power generation has consistently reduced carbon emissions on that score, making it the best of all tools.

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) keep count and the score on carbon emissions from electric power generation just keeps getting better. Why? Because natural gas substitution for coal in the electric power sector is sill taking place, reducing emissions associated with coal. EIA, in fact, tells us “Total energy-related CO2 emissions fell in 2016 and are projected to fall in 2017 and rise in 2018, based on EIA’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook projection.”

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