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Another Solar Boondoggle Ironically Demonstrates Pipeline Need

global warmingPaul Driessen
Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow

 

North Carolina is the proposed site of yet another solar boondoggle requiring both massive subsidies and added natural gas capacity as well as pipelines.

Wilkinson Solar has filed papers requesting permits for a 74-megawatt solar electricity facility about 35 miles east of Greenville, NC. If approved, 288,120 solar panels would blanket 600 acres (0.94 square miles) of now scenic, serene farmland next door to the Terra Ceia Christian School near Morehead City.

The company wants to catch the solar wave, and make a lot of money under “net metering” policies that require payment for electricity added to the grid, whenever it is generated and regardless of whether the electricity is needed at the time. Electricity generated from these new panels would not be sold in the local area; it would be exported to Virginia, Raleigh-Durham and other locations.

Solar power installations doubled in 2016 over 2015, media outlets reported in February. There are now 1.3 million solar installations across the United States, with a cumulative capacity of over 40 gigawatts. That’s enough capacity to power 6,560,000 US households, they say. Of course, there are caveats.

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The Atlantic Sunrise Over the Marcellus Shale: It’s Here

shale gas outrages - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

 

The Atlantic Sunrise has received its Pennsylvania DEP water quality certification. The sun is indeed rising over the Marcellus Shale and its landowners.

Pennsylvania, thankfully, is not New York. That simple fact was proved again earlier today when the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued water quality permits for the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project. It’s going to happen. No games, no demagoguery, no unreasonable delay; just a DEP simple decision to do what the law provides and now this critical infrastructure is ready to go.

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The California Energy Policy: Robbing Pete to Pay Paul

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California energy policy is no smarter than New York’s, robbing natural gas to pay for new renewables and raising energy prices for every Californian.

The La Paloma natural gas plant in California filed for bankruptcy last December because it was not getting enough operating time to cover its costs due to solar and other renewable energy receiving preference. The plant, which serves as back-up to the state’s renewable generating technologies, was also denied a reliability charge by the state that would have allowed it to continue to operate.

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Shale Gas News – August 26, 2017

shale gas news - desRosiers_headshotBill desRosiers
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

 

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about the Constitution Pipeline, PA Budget, Shell Cracker and much more last week.

The Shale Gas News has grown to THREE stations! We are now broadcasting with YesFM. YesFM will be airing the full 60 minute version of the program on Sunday mornings. YesFM broadcasts primarily in Sullivan and Bradford counties, with some ancillary coverage in neighboring counties and even over the border into New York.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week, as a guests, we had Joe Barone, Founder of Shale Directories and Mike Narcavage of Southwestern Energy.

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Delaware Riverkeeper Upended by Court in Hypocritical Case

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

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The Delaware Riverkeeper a/k/a Povertykeeper loses another case, but what makes it interesting is the stance taken by this William Penn Foundation shill.

The Big Green group otherwise known as THE Delaware Riverkeeper (leftist political lobbying arm for the William Penn Foundation that funds it) filed a lawsuit in March in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third District. It requested the court overturn a Clean Water Act permit granted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Kinder Morgan’s Orion Project in northeast Pennsylvania. Earlier this week, in a humiliating defeat, the Third Circuit rejected Riverkeeper’s request and ruled the Army Corps was well within its right to grant the permit (full copy of the ruling below).

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Great Marcellus News! Cove Point LNG Nearly Ready to Go!

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

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Dominion is ready to start flowing Marcellus/Utica Shale gas to Cove Point LNG and begin testing the facility, which is scheduled to go online later this year.

Fantastic news to report! Dominion has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for permission to begin flowing feed gas (for testing purposes) to parts of the Cove Point LNG export facility. We are now getting close to startup at the facility, which is supposed to go online in the fourth quarter of this year.

Cove Point sits along the coast of Maryland. Dominion began work on the $3.5 billion plant in 2015. When complete, the plant will liquefy and export 1.8 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of Marcellus/Utica Shale gas to India and Japan.

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Constitution Case Ensures NY More Winters of High Energy Prices

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

 

The Constitution Pipeline was denied in court, questioning how long will NY continue making pipelines a political issue and forcing energy prices higher?

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday denied Constitution Pipeline Company, LLC’s appeal of the refusal by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation to grant a Section 401 Clean Streams Permit on the Constitution Pipeline. On the two issues raised in the appeal, the Second Circuit ruled that it (a) did not have jurisdiction to rule whether the time period the DEC took to give its decision to CPC, a division of Williams Partners L.P., was excessive; and (b) that the record does not show that the DEC acted in a way that was “arbitrary, capricious and ultra vires” when it denied the permit.

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Shale Gas News – August 19, 2017

shale gas news - desRosiers_headshotBill desRosiers
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

 

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about pipelines, Utica wells, Cabot Oil & Gas and much more last week.

Great news, the Shale Gas News is growing to THREE stations! We will be broadcasting with YesFM, starting this weekend. YesFM will be airing the full 60 minute version of the program on Sunday mornings. YesFM broadcasts primarily in Sullivan and Bradford counties, with some ancillary coverage in neighboring counties and even over the border into New York.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week, as a guests, Mike Atchie, Public Outreach Business Partner at Williams, Nicole Jacobs from Energy In Depth and Bruce Rudoy, a shareholder and co-chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Group and chair of the Mineral Title Department of Babst Calland.

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Why Are Fractivists Ignoring Solar Panel Wastes?

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As government massively subsidizes solar energy, no one, especially not fractivists, is paying any attention to solar panel waste issues, which are serious.

Solar panel waste will become a major issue in the coming decades as old solar panels reach the ends of their useful lifespans and require disposal. Last November, Japan’s Environment Ministry issued a warning that the amount of solar panel waste Japan produces each year is likely to increase from 10,000 to 800,000 tons by 2040, and the country has no plan for safely disposing of it.

China has more solar power plants than any other country, operating roughly twice as many solar panels as the United States and also has no plan for the disposal of the old panels. In China, there could be 20 million metric tons of solar panel waste, or 2,000 times the weight of the Eiffel Tower, by 2050.

California, another world leader in deploying solar panels, likewise has no plan for disposal, despite its boasts of environmental consciousness. Only Europe requires solar panel manufacturers to collect and dispose of solar waste at the end of their useful lives.

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Choosing Poorly: South Australia Pays for Renewables PC

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South Australia, is now paying a heavy price for its political correctness on renewables as electricity prices skyrocket while natural gas goes undeveloped.

As of July 1, 2017, electricity prices in the state of South Australia are the highest in the world, exceeding Denmark’s due to price increases of between 15.3 and 19.9 percent by its three major electric utilities. In nearby New South Wales the problem is not much better, with more than 60,000 households at risk of having their power cut off because they cannot afford the bills.

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