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Renewables: The Spoiled Children of the Energy Family

PennFuture - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
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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

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?

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

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

Richard 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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Natural Gas is Fueling Your Home and Your Checkbook

K.J. Rodgers
Crownsville, Maryland  

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With the decreasing of natural gas prices, utilities are passing on the savings back to their customers.

In power generation markets, the primary fuel source has always been coal. For about 200 years, coal has been fueling the fire of industry. It has always been plentiful, cheap, and effective. From stoves to power generation, coal has been the primary fuel source the world has depended on, as well as one of the primary sources of greenhouse gas generators.

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The Tortoise and the Flare from Pseudo-Environmentalists

K.J. Rodgers
Crownsville, Maryland  

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In the race to increase renewable energy generation, the only thing that slows down the pseudo-environmentalists is the tortoise.

The Obama Administration has been determined to have renewable energy account for 20 percent of the of the United States’ energy sources by 2030. This is turning into more of a challenge than the administration thought it would be. As it turns out, the sources are expensive, have little impact, and are deadly for a lot of wildlife from birds, sheep, and tortoises.

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The “Unnecessary” Fractivist War Against Natural Gas

Richard Downey
Unatego Area Landowners Association

    

There’s nothing so disingenuous as a fractivist making the claim natural gas is unnecessary, especially when he or she is talking about some one else’s job.

Since we are not invited to the corner table at The Four Seasons or the boardroom of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), it’s hard to know what narrative the renewables crowd will promote in their next round of agitprop. Early this fall we got an indication when fractivist Brian Brock’s Letter to the Editor to the Oneonta Daily Star argued that the Constitution Pipeline from the Marcellus gas fields of Pennsylvania to New York City (and points between) was “unnecessary” for a major local employer, Amphenol Areospace. Amphenol employs about 1,000 people in Sidney, New York. For years it’s been bleeding jobs to lower cost venues, stateside and overseas. Amphenol in Sidney needs cheap energy to remain competitive and retain New York jobs; not that anyone from NRDC, et al gives a damn.

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US Shale Gas Wins Against Failing German Energiewende

German Renewables - Tom Shepstone ReviewsTom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

 

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The German Energiewende receives all the plaudits for fighting global warming but it’s failing as US shale gas is reducing carbon emissions and energy costs. 

I’m sick to death (and some will no doubt cheer at this point) of hearing how the German Energiewende (energy transition) is successfully reducing carbon emissions and leading the world in fighting global warming. It’s utter nonsense, lapped up by dreamy utopians with what they suppose are softer hearts and brighter minds than the rest of us. The facts tell a far different story. If these dreamers really want to reduce carbon emissions and make a difference they’ll start emulating us instead of the Germans.

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