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President Obama’s Climate Legacy: Thanks to Fracking

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K.J. Rodgers
Crownsville, Maryland  

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Even though he had little to do with it and no one wants to admit it, natural gas is the reason for lower emissions, nothing else comes close.

If there’s one thing all environmental groups say they want it is green energy: energy that is sustainable, safe, and can help reduce the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. None of us disagree, as we all want a clean world in which to raise our children and grandchildren. Our activist friends, though, are willing to go far above and beyond reason to spread their message. Their connection with reality is suspect.

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Natural Gas Leads in Carbon Emissions Reduction

carbon emissionsWin Porter
Energy and Environmental Consultant

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Natural gas is leading the way in reducing carbon emissions and lowering energy costs; all while working hand in hand with wind and solar.

U.S. carbon emissions from power plants have fallen to 25-year lows.  No country is reducing its emissions faster.  Remarkably, we are doing this while still growing our economy.  In fact, wholesale electricity prices have fallen 40 percent over the past five years.

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Pipeline Infrastructure Crucial for Economy

Gene BarrGene Barr
President, Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce of Business and Industry

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Pipeline infrastructure will give Pennsylvania’s economy the boost needed to create much needed jobs and supply low cost natural gas to millions of homes and businesses.

Pennsylvania’s economy continues to face headwinds. Unemployment has increased over the past year – now higher than the national average – with most jobs losses coming in the blue-collar construction, manufacturing and mining sectors. Policymakers and regulators can help stem this tide by enacting pro-growth policies, and that starts with building out infrastructure and authorizing the construction of several major pipeline projects.

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Anti-Fracking Spectacle Held on Eve of DNC Convention

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

 

On the eve of the Philadelphia DNC, thousands of the anti-fracking crowd came out to urge policy makers to ban fracking now.

Depending on the source you read, somewhere between 5,000 and 10,000 rabid Bernie Sanders fans marched in Philadelphia the other night, on the eve of the Democrat National Convention. Their raison d’etre? To “DEMAND” a national ban on fracking.

If true (one never knows with habitual liars), an anti-fracking crowd of that size is the biggest we’ve heard of. Congrats! Apparently there were two different groups marching, they couldn’t even coordinate a unified march. Typical. Below is some of the coverage of these wackos marching in the sweltering heat last night.

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Renewables: The Spoiled Children of the Energy Family

PennFuture - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW
   

   

Renewables are going nowhere while freed by politicos to act as the spoiled children of the energy family. When forced to compete they’ll grow with gas.

I’ve heard Robert Bryce speak and have read much of his material with greta admiration, but his latest article especially got my attention because he addresses one of the fundamental problems for those of us who believe in an energy strategy that is balanced between natural gas and renewables. The problem is simply this: politicians accustomed to passing out other people’s money and claiming credit for it, have stacked the deck in favor of renewables in such a way there is no way for this segment of the energy sector to grow up beyond the spoiled children phase.  Only true competition can accomplish that and when it happens we’ll see renewables and gas grow together.

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Emma Thompson: No Sense, No Sensibility, No Idea

LNG - Nick Grealy ReportsNick Grealy
Administrator of NaturalGas2.0NoHotAir and ShaleGasInfo Blogs

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What fractivist Emma Thompson does not seem to realize is natural gas and renewables work hand in hand; you do not have to choose between them.

Emma Thompson is truly, deeply and madly wrong about fracking. Here’s why. Firstly, the choice is not about shale, fracking or onshore natural gas instead of renewable energy. It’s quite obviously both and the example of the surging renewable investment in the US shows how natural gas isn’t crowding out green energy. Texas for example has both a lot of wind and a lot of gas. Both get along just fine. Think of Texas’s power grid as one big hybrid.

Wind provided 40 percent of Texas’s electricity for 17 straight hours one windy day in December.

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The Governor and the Satyr: Cuomo’s Mixed Messages

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K.J. Rodgers
Crownsville, Maryland  

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New York’s Governor Cuomo is consistently sending mixed messages on natural gas, contradicting himself in the same breath. What’s a satyr to think?

Aesop’s Fables have always interested me. While some question Aesop’s existence and believe the stories are just a collection of fables attributed to his name, they continue to have everyday relevance; lessons as true in 2016 as they were in 600 B.C.

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The New Jersey Turn-Pipe?

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K.J. Rodgers
Crownsville, Maryland  

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New Jersey seems to be thriving with the steady flow of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale, but once again, we are fighting the pipeline battle.

Imagine a presidential candidate promising an energy plan that would cut emissions immediately by more than 20%, add about 900,000 jobs, and save the average household over $2,000 per year in energy costs. That is something we all could get behind, isn’t it? Sadly, not so much, and it is not due to bipartisan squabbling as we might have come to expect.

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Natural Gas Prices Are a Game Changer

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K.J. Rodgers
Crownsville, Maryland  

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Low natural gas prices are shifting the way wholesale power prices are being traded – resulting in savings for the consumers.  

Natural gas has reached a pinnacle point. For the first time, gas has surpassed coal as the primary fuel source for energy production. This is exciting news for the industry, the consumers and the environment.

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A Response To The Constitution Pipeline Anti Crowd

Constitution Pipeline - Dick DowneyRichard Downey
Unatego Area Landowners Association

    

As NYC & New England’s demand for gas grows, the Constitution Pipeline will economically transport gas to meet the demand. Why can’t the anti’s make logical sense of this?

The anti-everything-gas crowd are barrel bombing the gas transmission pipelines through their usual public conduits, Letters to the Editor, blogs, You Tube, etc., in order to impede gas from getting to market.Below is my answer to one such letter attacking the Constitution Pipeline. It appeared in the Binghamton Press Sun Bulletin on December 8th.

Philip Kraft misleads in his November 24th Letter to the Editor when he implies that the Constitution Pipeline will ship gas overseas.

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