German Energy Reality Shows Natural Gas is Green Energy’s Better Half

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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German energy policies (the “Energiewende”) have been a failure if real carbon emissions reduction and electricity costs matter, but there’s natural gas…

Recently, I came across a remarkable study of the German energy situation. It was done by the University of Oxford. Titled “The Role of Natural Gas, Renewables and Energy Efficiency in Decarbonisation in Germany: The need to complement renewables by decarbonized gas to meet the Paris targets,” it is an in-depth analysis of why natural gas is green energy’s better half (more on that rather clever expression in a moment). It is very compelling in arguing for more natural gas as part of the German energy mix. Moreover, it makes the case for decarbonized gas, which is extremely interesting to say the least.

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Johnny Green, “The Earth’s Champion,” Takes on Worst Polluters

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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Johnny Green is someone you probably haven’t heard of just yet, but he goes by “The Earth’s Champion” and you may agree after learning more about him.

Who is Johnny Green? Well, I’ll get to that in a minute. I never heard of him until yesterday but I’m already a fan. Who couldn’t love “The Earth’s Champion,” after all? That’s his title. He’s an intriguing fellow who lives what he preaches and has a compelling message. I found about him through an interview I did yesterday, during a post-interview chat with the host, Jason Spiess. He told me about Johnny Green and I just had to check him out.

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Rocky Mountain Institute Says Natural Gas Plants are Doomed, But…

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

A Rocky Mountain Institute study provides no definitive evidence a clean energy portfolio will soon be able to replace NY’s natural gas fired power plants.

According to Bloomberg author David Baker Gas Plants Will Get Crushed by Wind, Solar by 2035.  The basis for this claim is a Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) study.  This post looks at this claim in the context of New York State energy requirements.

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Andrew Cuomo vs. Chris Cuomo; Who Is Really Fredo?

Dr. Michael Morrongiello
Author/Publisher: theboisterousseas.blog


Andrew Cuomo and Chris Cuomo present a very interesting question when you look at the big picture; which one is really Fredo, given their competence?

Chris Cuomo threatened to throw a man down the stairs for calling him Fredo, a reference to the character brilliantly played by the late John Cazale in Godfather 1 and 2. Fredo was easily the dullest of his three brothers, and as a result, he was given menial tasks in the Corleones’ vast criminal empire. I’m Italian-American and proud of it, but calling someone Fredo is calling them stupid, bumbling and incompetent; it is not an ethnic slur. Since the Fredo affair I’ve been thinking: which Cuomo brother is the biggest bumbler? Who’s really Fredo? It’s a close call.

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Shale Gas News – September 14, 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 energy education, PA gas production, falling oil prices 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 Seth Whitehead, executive director of the Illinois Petroleum Resources Board.

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CNG Vehicles Have Pluses Electrics Will Find Difficult to Match

Bob Tomaine
Automotive Writer

 

CNG vehicles have inherent advantages over electrics that are encouraging fleet use but Bob Tomaine says CNG personal transportation is likely to follow.

UGI Utilities recently opened its second compressed natural gas fueling facility, this one in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The move is significant beyond the obvious fact that CNG as a vehicle fuel serves as a viable alternative to gasoline or diesel by cutting emissions and strengthening energy independence.

Further benefits might not be as easily seen, but they’re very real and will go far toward ensuring competitiveness in the real-world market, a point made a few days ago, when a friend sent a link to a photo of an electric BMW plugged into what appears to be a charging station powered by a diesel generator. To an automotive writer, this seemed interesting at the very least and a quick search turned up a series of photos showing electric vehicles being charged from generators of various types.

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Mariner East Pipeline Construction Wraps Up in Chartiers Township

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
Natural Gas NOW
“PAShaleAdvocate”

 

This past week, Energy Transfer announced the 5 mile stretch of Mariner East Pipeline in Chartiers Township is now complete.

After six years of project planning meetings, construction briefings, and routine telephone calls, Chartiers officials were pleased to hear at last Tuesday’s Supervisors Meeting that construction of the Mariner East project is complete in the township. This meeting is the latest in a series being conducted by Energy Transfer representatives to inform municipalities of impending Mariner East post construction plans, which includes a transition to long-term operational personnel.

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Heinz Endowments Shills Engage in Full-Scale Scaremongering

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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The Heinz Endowments is funding three different shill groups with a mission of scaring parents and children into opposing natural gas and oil development.

Cancer is about as serious as it gets. I take seriously because I’ve had to deal with personally. I’ve also had to deal with childhood cancer among my family. That’s why I despise special interest groups who attempt to make it political. That’s what the Heinz Endowments is doing in Western Pennsylvania in financing three different fractivist groups doing their best to scare everyone into opposing fracking, based on nothing more than pure speculation by these paid shills themselves.

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More MOLU Adventures; This Time in Pittsburgh

Kelsey Mulac
Cabot Oil & Gas
External Affairs, Pittsburgh

Energy industry employees, teachers and legislators learn more about the many benefits of the STEM mobile learning lab.

On Monday, September 9, 2019, energy industry employees, local legislators, teachers and school administrators attended an event where they could ‘Meet the MOLU’ and learn about the many benefits that the STEM-based mobile learning lab has to offer students across the Appalachian basin. The “Meet the MOLU” event was held outside of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation’s office location at 2000 Park Lane in Pittsburgh, PA from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm.

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