NTIEC Energy Camp Sparks Interest Among Local Students

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Managing Editor of EndlessMtnLifestyles.com

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The Northern Tier Industrial & Education Consortium (NTIEC) just gave students from four counties some real life experience in natural gas development.

Students from four northern tier counties recently took part in the first Energy & Oilfield Career Summer Experience, learning about career opportunities in the natural gas industry and visiting active gas sites, in addition to participating in discussions held at the Lackawanna College School of Petroleum and Natural Gas (LC School of PNG) in New Milford. The three-day program was coordinated by the Northern Tier Industrial & Education Consortium (NTIEC) and sponsored by several industry partners.

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week, August 17, 2019

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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.

This week’s selection of Natural Gas Now picks begins and ends with climate issues; how to not to address global warming scientifically, how not to get it done and how to get it done without government help or coercion. The case for natural gas now couldn’t be stronger, in fact.

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EV Subsidies, Like Most Green Scams, Are “Robin-Hood-in-Reverse Policy”

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Keep It Grounded In Fact
(American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers)

  
 

EV subsidies are disgusting because they principally benefit well-off trendy folks who can well afford electric vehicles without help from ordinary taxpayers.

When will EV proponents learn that attempting to manipulate consumer choice (and the free market) doesn’t end well? If California and Colorado are any indication, the answer is “not any time soon.”

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Bob Howarth Seeks Relevance with Still More Pseudo-Science

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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Bob Howarth, long forgotten by most, returns with yet another pseudo-science study attacking natural gas development based on totally bizarre methane claims.

I participated in a debate with Bob Howarth at Cornell several years ago. His star was already starting to fade then and he later mostly dropped from sight, after being panned by dozens of scientists for what were clearly outrageous claims. Now, he’s back with a piece of junk science published in a backwater European journal called Biogeosciences. His latest work is stuffed with the sort of thing you find with pseudo-science; lots of formulas combined with brash agenda-ridden statements. It appears to be a desperate attempt by Bob Howarth to regain relevance.

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New Natural Gas Record for Power Generation Set

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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A new natural gas record was recently set for use of this energy source in producing electric power that sustains our way of living in this nation, says EIA.

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) put out a fascinating article last week that should make the hair go up on the back of fractivists and warm the hearts, not to mention the homes, of others. Of course, lately we’ve needed to cool our homes rather than warm them, but natural gas converted to electricity does that for us, too. We just set a new natural gas  record, in fact, for doing that.

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Michael Moore and His Turn Against Renewable Energy

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Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy Research
Principal, MasterResource: A Free-Market Energy Blog
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Michael Moore, the radical movie guy who has made millions attacking capitalism, has turned against renewables, realizing they’re mostly a hedge-fund scam.

Michael Moore’s new documentary on renewable energy, Planet of the Humans, has put the alternative-energy lobby on notice. Early screenings have prompted great applause, so get ready for the Washington, DC, climate PR machine to fight back.

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National Grid Shows Some Backbone in Fighting New York Energy Insanity

Tom Shepstone
Natural Gas NOW

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National Grid doesn’t seem to fit the New York model. It is not surrendering to political correctness and pandering to the governor. It is fighting back.

That New York’s brain is infected with green political correctness that amounts to energy insanity is beyond doubt. The state government under the leadership of Governor Corruptocrat has chosen to deny pipeline after pipeline to claim the king of the hill spot in green virtue signaling, while companies such as National Grid and Con-Ed have been forced into moratoriums. Cuomo is playing a very dangerous game, in fact, depending on the Feds at FERC and in the courts to overrule him so he can claim the gold for global warming activism, while still getting the gas. But, he’s played too close to the edge. Real people are hurting and National Grid is fighting back, which isn’t polite under New York rules.

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Dietrich Theater: Sustainability Takes on New Meaning at Cultural Center

Kelsey Mulac
Cabot Oil & Gas
External Affairs, Pittsburgh

The Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock is taking on a whole new life; one of sustainability tied to that of the community as a whole with help from natural gas.

The Wyoming County Cultural Center in Tunkhannock is much more than a movie theater. While the Dietrich Theater at its core continues to make memories for families, friends and those enjoying “date nights,” the iconic building near the center of the county seat has evolved into a hub for arts and education for residents of all ages. In an average year, more than 80,000 people walk through the doors of the Dietrich Theater.

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Northern Access Pipeline Project Gets Another “Nyet” from Cuomo’s DEC

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

 

Northern Access Pipeline developer NFG has received another denial of water quality certification from Andrew Cuomo’s DEC but the project will get built.

Once again, the New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC), a corrupt political tool in the hands of an autocratic governor, Andrew Cuomo, has issued a denial of a federal Clean Water Act Section 401 water quality certification for the National Fuel Gas Company’s Northern Access Pipeline project. Fortunately, DEC’s rejection doesn’t mean a hill of beans since the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) overruled the DEC last year.

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Climate Change Discussions Need to Include A Few Cold Facts

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Tom Reynolds
Co-Founder of Dryden Safe Energy Coalition

 

Climate change arguments that start with “we’ve only got 10 years…” aren’t doing anything whatsoever for the planet. But, natural gas is doing lots.

The far left finally got something right when they started using the phrase “climate change”.  Not just because it covers all the opposing possibilities that they have been alternately trumpeting but because the climate is subject to frequent short-term fluctuations, which the far left can use to create the hysteria they crave. The far-left’s rhetoric tries to keep us narrowly focused instead of looking for context in the bigger picture. Let’s look at the bigger picture of Ice Ages and their opposite, the NON-Ice Ages for more insight on “climate change.”

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