Biden Administration Sets Out Plan for Eve of Energy Destruction

kenny steinKenny Stein
Director, Policy – Institute for Energy Research
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[Editor’s Note: Kenny Stein outlines the extraordinary damage the Biden administration executive orders will produce to our energy system and security.]

On January 20th, immediately following being sworn in, the Biden administration announced a slew of executive actions, several involving energy and environmental policy. Most headlines have focused on the Keystone XL pipeline decision and rejoining the Paris agreement, but other actions will over time have a more widespread impact.

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Shale Gas News – January 23, 2021

Shale Gas NewsBill desRosiers
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM, 1600 AM, 104.1 FM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about Keystone XL Pipeline, Russian LNG, Biden energy policy and much more last week.

The Shale Gas News has grown again to the Williamsport area on stations WEJS 1600 AM & 104.1 FM. 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 and now the Williamsport area. The Shale Gas News is aired on Saturday or Sunday depending on the station.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender, Matt Henderson and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week, as a guest, we had Mike Atchie, manager of public outreach at Williams Partners.

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Contractors Who Are Part of the Natural Gas Supply Chain Are Winners!

Camp FreedomNatalie DeCario
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

[Editor Comment: The natural gas supply chain is huge and includes hundreds of local contractors and their employees are benefitting economically.]

In order to operate with success each day, the natural gas industry relies on local contractors in the region for their supporting services. Over the past few months, we’ve been highlighting many of these businesses we work with to show our appreciation for the work they do. From equipment rentals to well pad and environmental maintenance, and so many more businesses, we’re honored to have these dedicated partners by our side.

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Tax Credits for Losers Just Continue Forever and Ever

Robert Bradley, Jr.
Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy Research
Principal, MasterResource: A Free-Market Energy Blog
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[Editor’s Note: Robert Bradley succinctly calls out the foolishness of government tax credits for uneconomical wind energy projects and the like.]

It does not end. What is not competitive and government dependent just continues that way. This is not only because the market picks winners and leaves the losers for politics. It is also because the market-driven, non-subsidized technology improves over time.

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Congressman Fred Keller Explains New Paycheck Protection Program

Shale Gas NewsBill desRosiers
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

Congressman Fred Keller recently spoke with the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce about the new version of the Paycheck Protection Program.

In October, U.S. Congressman Fred Keller (PA-12th District) visited Linde Corporation in Pittston with U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) administrator Jovita Carranza to gauge the effectiveness of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans that had been distributed in the spring. Keller listened to the business owners, learning what they liked about the program and what might have been done better. He stayed in contact with SBA officials as lawmakers in Washington hammered out the details of a second COVID-19 stimulus package to convey their concerns in an effort to help more people when the new stimulus package was rolled out.

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China Is the Threat But Our Media and Politicians Have Been Bought

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[Editor’s Note: China threatens our security and environment but has bought off big business, big tech, media and our political establishment.]

China is not only building coal-fired plants in its own country, but it is also building them around the world. As of 2019, China had 2,363 active coal-fired power plants and was building another 1,171 plants in China and hundreds more in Africa, Asia and elsewhere. Most of China’s plants (80 percent) have pollution control equipment that remove sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and particulates, but the coal plants China is building in Africa and most likely elsewhere do not.

And, none of the plants China is building remove carbon dioxide despite China pledging it will be carbon neutral by 2060. Coal plants can operate for 40 to 60 years or even longer. China’s party leaders know that its so-called production of renewable generating technologies, many of which are not connected to the grid, is a good smokescreen for its coal power—and few Western governments will dare to criticize China. Clearly, President-Elect Biden will not criticize China either.

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Shale Gas News – January 16, 2021

Shale Gas NewsBill desRosiers
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM, 1600 AM, 104.1 FM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about U.S. oil exports, natural gas reserves, PA UGI deal and much more last week.

The Shale Gas News has grown again to the Williamsport area on stations WEJS 1600 AM & 104.1 FM. 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 and now the Williamsport area. The Shale Gas News is aired on Saturday or Sunday depending on the station.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender, Matt Henderson and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week, as a guest, we had State Representative Aaron Kaufer, representing the 120th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representative, serving parts of Luzerne County.

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Philadelphia Has A Great Future, If We But Welcome It – Part III

Garland L. Thompson, Esq.
Journalist and Author, Philadelphia

 

[Editor’s Note: Garland Thompson and his associate John Linder lay out an extremely compelling case for the Philadelphia economy if only it will have it.]

On the eve of a new presidential administration, my colleagues and I on the downstream end of the business decided to send out messages that might make sense to government and community leaders in the Lower Delaware Valley who haven’t heard a fair description of the bigger picture this industry represents. We’ve sent the following missive to Barry Seymour, Executive Director of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, which oversees development projects all over the region. Part I was posted here the day before yesterday and Part II yesterday. Here’s Part III, the final part of our letter.

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Philadelphia Has A Great Future, If We But Welcome It – Part II

Garland L. Thompson, Esq.
Journalist and Author, Philadelphia

 

[Editor’s Note: Garland Thompson and his associate John Linder lay out an extremely compelling case for the Philadelphia economy if only it will have it.]

On the eve of a new presidential administration, my colleagues and I on the downstream end of the business decided to send out messages that might make sense to government and community leaders in the Lower Delaware Valley who haven’t heard a fair description of the bigger picture this industry represents. We’ve sent the following missive to Barry Seymour, Executive Director of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, which oversees development projects all over the region. Part I was posted here yesterday. Here’s Part II.

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Battery Costs in the Billions About to Be Tacked Onto NY Electric Bills

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[Editor’s Note: New Yorkers are about to see already high electricity bills go even higher thanks to Governor Cuomo’s battery storage plans.]

New York will purchase a 100-megawatt battery system to back up its offshore wind fleet, which is expected to total 9 gigawatts of capacity by 2035. The battery will be supplied by South Korean developer 174 Power Global, who has announced plans for the battery system, which will store energy to be used during peak demand in New York City. NY utility Con Edison will buy the power and bid it into the wholesale market for seven years. The batteries will be housed in dozens of containers and connected to a nearby Con Edison transmission substation, which will be able to supply 400-megawatt-hours of power into the grid.

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