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Natural Gas Is Clean, It’s Now and It Doesn’t Need Our Subsidies

LNG - Tom Shepstone Reports Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

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If we truly want to reduce carbon emissions and make the biggest possible environmental difference right now at the least cost, the answer is natural gas.

We’ve put a lot of words to work on this blog extolling the fact natural gas has helped reduce carbon and other emissions faster than anyone thought possible before the shale revolution. This year alone, for example, we’ve already run several stories (here, here and here, for example) noting the role of natural gas in lowering CO2, not to mention related pieces here and here.

The evidence natural gas has helped lower emissions is overwhelming when one looks at the way conversions from coal and oil to natural gas have reduced the carbon quotient associated with making electricity and heating homes. It’s also substantially reduced the costs of both and dramatically improved health conditions in places such as New York City.

What we have not done nearly as well is to point out two associated facts about natural gas; it’s here now for immediate use and it requires no subsidies, meaning it offers the capacity for massive further environmental improvements now with no effort required but to allow it.

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Unless You’re A Fractivist, You’re Thanking Fracking for Flat CO2 Emissions

cost of renewables - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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The world is experiencing flat energy-related CO2 emissions today despite economic growth, a truth frustrating to fractivists who dare not admit fracking is the reason.

There’s little more that needs saying beyond what the International Energy Agency (IEA) just reported (emphasis added):

Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions were flat for a third straight year in 2016 even as the global economy grew, according to the International Energy Agency, signaling a continuing decoupling of emissions and economic activity. This was the result of growing renewable power generation, switches from coal to natural gas, improvements in energy efficiency, as well as structural changes in the global economy.

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Energy Poverty Dramatically Decreases with Natural Gas

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Brittany Ramos
Coordinator, External Affairs
Cabot Oil & Gas

  

Developing nations need access to affordable energy; natural gas plays a transformative role in delivering the energy and decrease energy poverty.

Tisha Schuller, Principal at Adamantine Energy and Strategic Advisor for the Natural Gas Initiative at Stanford University, provided this guest post for Well Said Cabot, which also ran in Scientific American on March 3, 2017.

Life without access to energy is simply miserable. The most mundane task, such as heating water to cook rice, can require an entire day’s labor to gather both water and firewood. That labor can be physically exhausting, in some cases immediately dangerous, and often with unfortunate health outcomes. With over one billion people around the world faced with such simple barriers to improving their lives, reducing energy poverty can serve as a shared goal that transcends political, cultural, and regional barriers.
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Shale Revolution Saves the Environment

cost of renewables - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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The statistics from the shale revolution are undeniable. It has saved the environment and the economy while delivering a real shot at energy independence.

Yesterday’s Today In Energy had a great post on the national drop in sulfur dioxide emissions as a consequence of converting power plants to natural gas. It didn’t use the words “shale revolution” and it pointed out other factors, but it also made clear gas was the big reason for the SO2 decline:

Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions produced in the generation of electricity at power plants in the United States declined by 73% from 2006 to 2015, a much larger reduction than the 32% decrease in coal-fired electricity generation over that period. From 2014 to 2015, the most recent year with complete power plant emissions data, SO2 emissions fell 26%—the largest annual drop in percentage terms in the previous decade. Nearly all electricity-related SO2 emissions are associated with coal-fired generation…

Electricity generation from coal fell 14% from 2014 to 2015. This drop was mostly offset by an increase in electricity generation from natural gas, but because natural gas has only trace amounts of sulfur, the net effect resulted in fewer SO2 emissions.

I decided to dig deeper into the Energy Information Administration (EIA) data and what I found is shockingly good news from the shale revolution.

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Power Sector CO2 Emissions Fall, No Thanks to Fractivists

cost of renewables - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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Electric power sector CO2 emissions have, for the first time, dropped below those related to  transportation, thanks to natural gas and the shale revolution.

The environmental improvements wrought by the shale revolution have now achieved a new milestone. Electric power generation sector CO2 emissions are now lower than than those associated with transportation, all due to a shale revolution fought tooth and nail by fractivists. The facts of the story are told by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in this Today In Energy post.

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While Enviros Whine, Natural Gas Is Actually Reducing CO2

LNG - Nick Grealy ReportsNick Grealy
Administrator of NoHotAir/ReImagineGas Blog

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Friends of the Earth and other enviro groups whine about coal and climate and such, but it is the natural gas industry that’s actually reducing CO2.

A UK ruling exposing the fraudulent nature of its anti-fracking campaign “ticked off” Friends of the Earth and has led to the opening, by them, of a new front in a new anti-fracking line of attack.

Donna Hume, a Friends of the Earth senior campaigner, said: “No ruling has been made against us. The ASA offered to drop the case without ruling after we confirmed that a particular leaflet was no longer being used.

“We continue to campaign against fracking because burning fossil fuels is dangerous for the climate. As well as that, the process of exploring for and extracting shale gas is inherently risky for the environment, this is why fracking is banned or put on hold in so many countries.”

Reality Check: Fracking is banned or put on hold in so many countries by using those same Friends of the Earth tactics exposed today.

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The Incredible Shrinking Fractivist Mind

PennFuture - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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Anti-gas folks seems to be losing it these days, unable to decipher what they should be for and against; call it the incredible shrinking fractivist mind.

A faithful NaturalGasNOW reader who is pro-gas for, among other reasons, its contributions to reducing carbon emissions, sent me something quite amazing last night. It’s a link to an opinion piece in the Oneonta Daily Star. The article is from someone who’s apparently a disciple of Bob Howarth and Tony Ingraffea, recently caught bemoaning the increased use of gas in the Empire State and begging the Emperor do something about it. The author is worried about some bill entitled the “NYRenews Climate and Community Protection Act” or (CCPA), which he says won’t properly inventory greenhouse gas emissions. Frankly, this is the first I’ve heard about it, but there’s a sentence in this story that reveals something incredible about the fractivist mind — it’s shrinking.

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New York’s Renewable Plan Will Create Energy Poor

Cuomo's Legacy - Dick DowneyRichard Downey
Unatego Area Landowners Association

    
    

Governor Cuomo’s renewable plan for New York State’s energy will surely fail, as it has in Germany, making its people energy poor.

November’s election and the incoming President’s appointees have seeded the clouds in Central New York for a rain of Letters to the Editor regarding gas. The letters run the table on the evils of gas development (it’s-the-end-of-the-world) and Constitution Pipeline (it’s-the-end-of-the-world, only-closer.) The writers don’t believe gas will be our bridge fuel to the future.

Sorry to disappoint these folks, but natural gas is bridging the future right now, even as they’re putting pen to paper. Gas is providing this bridge without massive subsidies and hidden costs.

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Worried About Russian Gas? Then Get Fracking!

LNG - Nick Grealy ReportsNick Grealy
Administrator of NoHotAir/ReImagineGas Blog

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Russian gas is moving into Europe and the UK because both have been slow to the draw on fracking. Energy security depends upon both finally getting to it.

UK and EU natural gas this winter is increasingly supplied not by US LNG as some had predicted, but by slight increases in North Sea production from both the UK and Norway sectors and, for the first time, entry via a long involved supply chain of Russian gas.

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Sunbury Projects Show What Natural Gas Is Accomplishing

 

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

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The completion of a UGI pipeline project in Sunbury, Pennsylvania illustrates just how much natural gas is doing for Pennsylvania residents and consumers.

In December 2014 Pennsylvania utility company UGI pre-filed an application to build a new 35-mile, 20-inch pipeline to feed a natgas-powered electric generating plant being built in Snyder County, Pennsylvania. The project, called the Sunbury Pipeline, was estimated to cost $150 million–money that goes into the local economy. It took long enough, but in May 2016 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) finally approved the project. UGI broke ground on the project in August. Here it is December, and the Sunbury Pipeline is done and expected to go live in January. That’s just the beginning of the good news.

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