New York Climate Plans Will Have No Discernible Impact — On the Climate!

NIMBYismRoger Caiazza
Independent Researcher and Publisher,
Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York

New York climate plans will have no discernible impact on climate. Is this why proposed legislation doesn’t attempt to quantitative global warming impacts?

In the 2019-2020 regular sessions the New York State (NYS) legislature is debating the Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA). This post calculates how much this legislation will reduce global warming.

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Shale Gas News – April 20, 2019

Bill 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 U.S. shale production, high paying jobs, Trump’s executive order and much more last week.

The Shale Gas News has grown again; welcome Gem 104 as our FOURTH station! Gem 104 helps to solidify the Shale Gas News coverage in an important Marcellus region, PA’s northern tier. The Shale Gas News is now broadcasting in Bradford, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wayne Counties, as well as in greater central PA. The Shale Gas News is aired on Saturday or Sunday depending on the station.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week, as a guest, we had Pat Henderson, Director of Regulatory Affairs at the Marcellus Shale Coalition.

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Sen. Gene Yaw Says “Cut Them Off” If They Don’t Like Our Gas!

cost of renewables - Tom ShepstoneTom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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Pennsylvania Senator Gene Yaw is apparently introducing a bill to cut off the gas supply to adjoining states who don’t want to be seen as gas supporters.

Sen. Gene Yaw represents much of the Northeastern Pennsylvania gas region. Like most of us, he’s sick and tired of being lectured by the adjoining and major natural gas using states of Maryland, New Jersey and New York about the sins of fracking. Their hypocrisy on the issue is nothing less than stupendous, of course. Gene Yaw is determined to call them on it. He says he will, in fact, introduce legislation to cut them off, which is something we’ve all dreamed about, isn’t it?

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Cuomo’s Energy Initiatives Put New York City at Risk of Another Blackout

NIMBYismRoger Caiazza
Independent Researcher and Publisher,
Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York

Andrew Cuomo’s plans for New York City’s natural gas peaking plants depend on untried and technologically challenging renewables. He’s risking a blackout.

On February 28, 2019 the New York State of Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) proposed regulations to lower allowable nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from simple cycle and regenerative combustion turbines during the ozone season. On the face of it this should be a relatively simple air quality issue, but it is complicated by Governor Cuomo’s clean energy agenda. I am motivated to write this post on air quality regulation and energy policy because the majority of what has been said so far about this regulation fails to discuss the complexities of the issue and misses the point of the regulations.

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Natural Gas Is Gaining on Renewables; The Gap Has Never Been Wider

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

 

The supposed inevitability of renewables is a matter of faith with gullible fractivists but the facts show we’re using more natural gas energy than ever.

Never surrender to the hype. Facts always serve us better in the long run, although the temptation to accede to the will of crowd is ever strong. Such is the case with the supposed inevitability of renewables, which are anything but. Indeed, natural gas is gaining on renewables according to the latest data from the Energy Information Administration.

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Natural Gas NOW Picks of the Week – April 20, 2019

NaturalGasNOWTom 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. As usual, emphasis is added.

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How to Use Natural Gas to Yield Water and Electric with Zero Emissions


Atlantic CoastJim Willis
Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN)

American ingenuity and new technology now promises to produce both water and electricity from natural gas with zero CO2 emissions. What will fractivists do?

Good old American ingenuity has done it again. A company in Oklahoma called Newpoint Gas has, using existing technology, developed a process to produce clean water, electricity and hydrogen energy from natural gas–and do it with zero emissions. How cool is that?

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NESE Project Divides Ordinary New Yorkers and Elite Environmentalists

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

 

A video highlighting the support of New York City public housing leaders for the NESE project illustrates the gap between ordinary New Yorkers and elites.

Too much of environmentalism is pure elitism. It elevates aesthetics above the needs of ordinary human beings for the basic necessities of human life. Look behind any large environmental organization today and you’ll find the richest people on earth funding attacks on the needs of ordinary people for the sake of scenery and the like.

It’s all clothed in the language of cleaning the air, protecting water and cuddling cute threatened animals. Or, it’s about “saving the planet,” as if the planet needed us. Nonetheless, it’s really about protecting the space around elites and promoting their special interests. Nothing so illustrates this as the debate over the Northeast Supply Enhancement or NESE project.

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The Absurdity of Nuclear Subsidies and Some Who Oppose Them

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

 

Pennsylvania, like some other states, is considering nuclear subsidies. It’s as absurd as it gets, until you get to those who oppose all dispatchable energy.

It’s rare that I get to say I agree with StateImpactPA, the house organ of Pennsylvania’s anti-gas gentry class Haas and Heinz families. But, today is one of those days. Why? Because I learned through EnviroPolitics of a post at StateImpactPa setting forth some of the key facts about the costs of Pennsylvania’s proposed nuclear subsidies, facts provided by Pennsylvania’s Office of Consumer Advocate. They’re devastating.

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The Benefits of Natural Gas to Northeast Pennsylvania

Kelsey Mulac
Cabot Oil & Gas
External Affairs, Pittsburgh

Rusty Fender, co-host of Shale Gas News with Bill desRosiers, interviews desRosiers and George Stark to talk natural gas in Northeast Pennsylvania.

George Stark, Cabot’s director of external affairs, and Bill desRosiers, manager of external affairs, were featured on an episode of “Electric City TV Live! on the Comcast Network with Rusty Fender” to talk about the benefits that the natural gas industry has brought to northeastern Pennsylvania over the last 10 years.

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