Unveiling the Public Health Burden of Natural Gas

Union of Concerned Scientists

Energy Clean Energy Jobs natural gas overreliance on natural gas public healthEnvironmental health has always been of concern to me, as it is to many of us.

Why High Natural Gas Prices Are So Spooky This Halloween

Union of Concerned Scientists

In response to higher natural gas prices, US utilities are going back to coal instead of ramping up investments in renewables. Energy emissions energy bills natural gas winter

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Methane Madness: 5 Reasons Why Natural Gas Doesn’t Belong in a Clean Electricity Payment Program

Union of Concerned Scientists

The Senate just released a federal budget resolution that includes a measure that could subsidize the production of natural gas. Here are 5 reasons why we shouldn't do that.

Natural Gas Samples Taken from Boston-Area Homes Contained Numerous Toxic Compounds, a New Harvard Study Finds

Inside Climate News

Additional studies are underway to see if homeowners are exposed to this and other toxins when cooking with gas. Science Boston Climate Change gas stoves Massachusetts Methane natural gasAlmost all of them contained low levels of benzene, a carcinogen.

States Prohibiting Natural Gas Bans Feign Concern for “Energy Choice”

Law Columbia

Flickr: Natural Gas Plant. As Senior Fellow Amy Turner documented last year , a number of local governments around the country have moved to prohibit natural gas hookups in buildings. Energy Natural GasBy Hillary Aidun and Claire Hodges, .

California Renewable Natural Gas Project Creates Economic Opportunities, Reduces Dairy Emissions

Environmental Leader

A project in California involving several energy companies is turning methane from 15 dairy farms and producing renewable natural gas. The post California Renewable Natural Gas Project Creates Economic Opportunities, Reduces Dairy Emissions appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

California Restaurant Association v. Berkeley and Local Natural Gas Restrictions

Law Columbia

The federal law claims asserted that EPCA preempted the Berkeley Ordinance because the Ordinance effectively prohibits the use of natural gas appliances and therefore “concern[s] the… energy use” of covered building appliances. By Amy Turner. Yesterday, the U.S.

Natural Gas-Powered Fuel Cell Used to Power Data Center

Environment + Energy Leader

Atmos Energy recently completed the installation of a natural gas-powered fuel cell at its corporate data center to generate high efficiency, grid-independent electricity with low emissions.

Compressed Natural Gas Energy Storage

Environmental News Bits

Compressed natural gas energy storage (CNGES) is a faster and more cost-effective way to store and recover energy. It uses existing natural gas infrastructure to convert electrical energy from renewable sources to potential energy during off-peak periods, then back to electricity during peak demand. Download the document.

U.S. May Have Hit Peak Natural Gas Power Generation, Report Says

Yale E360

electricity generation using natural gas likely hit its peak in 2020, according to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Finance (IEEFA), which finds that cheaper wind and solar are edging gas off the power grid. In the U.S.,

BP to Use Renewable Natural Gas Processed from Poultry Litter

Environmental Leader

bp and CleanBay Renewables announced a 15-year agreement where bp will purchase renewable natural gas (RNG) processed from poultry litter—a mixture of manure, feathers and bedding—and sell it as fuel for the US transportation sector.

Gas South Offers a New Blend of Renewable Natural Gas to C&I Customers

Environment + Energy Leader

Gas South, one of the natural gas marketers in the Southeast, announced an agreement with Element Markets to offer a new sustainable energy product, FlexRNG, a blend of renewable natural gas.

Gas South Offers a New Blend of Renewable Natural Gas to C&I Customers

Environment + Energy Leader

Gas South, one of the natural gas marketers in the Southeast, announced an agreement with Element Markets to offer a new sustainable energy product, FlexRNG, a blend of renewable natural gas.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATIONS FILE BRIEF TO NINTH CIRCUIT IN SUPPORT OF BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA’S NATURAL GAS RESTRICTION

Law Columbia

Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) preempts a local ordinance in Berkeley, California that prohibits most natural gas hook-ups to newly-constructed buildings. . Cities Climate Law Initiative Fossil Fuels Litigation Local Law Municipal Activity Natural Gas

Nacero To Build A Natural Gas - Renewable Natural Gas To Gasoline Production Plant in Luzerne County

PA Environment Daily

The Process According to Nacero, Nacero Blue Gasoline™ is made from natural gas using renewable power and carbon capture. Nacero Green Gasoline™ is made from renewable natural gas and captured flare gas. On October 29, Nacero Inc.

TribLive Guest Essay: EPA Must Address Natural Gas Leaks That Are Harming Our Children

PA Environment Daily

By Kim Anderson, Evangelical Environmental Network This guest essay first appeared on TribLive.com on August 5, 2022 -- A few years ago, I smelled gas from my kitchen stove. In Pennsylvania, the oil and gas industry has been a major source of leaking gas and pollution.

Oil & Natural Gas Facility Health Impacts Assessment Bill Introduced In The House

PA Environment Daily

On June 14, House Bill 1467 was introduced to establish an Oil and Natural Gas Facility Health Impacts Assessment Program in the Department of Health. Since the 2020 Grand Jury report, both the Senate and House have held hearings on the health impacts of oil and natural gas facilities.

Bloom Energy and EQT Close a CTA for Responsibly Sourced Natural Gas

Environment + Energy Leader

Bloom Energy will use natural gas at its 700 fuel cell installations in the US. The post Bloom Energy and EQT Close a CTA for Responsibly Sourced Natural Gas appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Bloom Energy and EQT Close a CTA for Responsibly Sourced Natural Gas

Environment + Energy Leader

Bloom Energy will use natural gas at its 700 fuel cell installations in the US. The post Bloom Energy and EQT Close a CTA for Responsibly Sourced Natural Gas appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

BP to Use Renewable Natural Gas Processed from Poultry Litter

Environmental Leader

bp and CleanBay Renewables announced a 15-year agreement where bp will purchase renewable natural gas (RNG) processed from poultry litter—a mixture of manure, feathers and bedding—and sell it as fuel for the US transportation sector.

Bradford Era: 24-Inch Natural Gas Pipeline Ruptures, Explodes In McKean County Causing Wildfire; Force Majeure Declared In 2 States

PA Environment Daily

On July 14, the Bradford Era reported one of two 24-inch natural gas pipeline operated by Tennessee Gas Pipelines ruptured and exploded near Clermont, McKean County on Tuesday, July 12 at about 5:00 p.m.

6th Oil/Natural Gas Shock: Number Of New Natural Gas Wells Drilled In First Quarter Declined By Over 25% In PA Compared To 2021, 2020

PA Environment Daily

In spite of breathlessly urgent statements by Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry and their politicians about the need to ramp-up drilling in the Commonwealth, DEP’s latest Weekly Oil And Gas Workload Report shows 25.6 Natural Gas Drillers Add 3 Rigs Last Week -- Bloomberg: U.S.

Pittsburgh International Airport is the First in the World to be Completely Powered by Natural Gas and Solar

Environmental Leader

Today, Pittsburgh International Airport became the first airport in the world to be completely powered by natural gas and solar energy as part of its newly live microgrid.

Environmental Health Project: Asthma And Air Pollution From Natural Gas Drilling/Facilities

PA Environment Daily

The following factsheet on asthma and air pollution from natural gas facilities was compiled by the Environmental Health Project -- Asthma is a chronic disease that affects breathing. Shale gas infrastructure is often constructed and operated close to where people live.

6th Oil/Natural Gas Shock: U.S. - European Commission Agreement Calls For Reducing Demand For All Natural Gas And Accelerating Deployment Of Clean Energy Measures

PA Environment Daily

On March 25, the United States and the European Commission came to an agreement on how to address Europe’s need for natural gas through the next two winters by diversifying liquefied natural gas supplies “in alignment with climate objectives” to end Europe’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels.

Republican House Bill Contains Natural Gas Industry Wish List Of Measures To Expand Natural Gas Drilling, Subsidize Pipeline Expansion, Automatically Approve Well Permits, Preempt Local Governments

PA Environment Daily

This legislation is one of several Republican Senate and House initiatives to deregulate the oil and gas industry, power plants and make other sweeping changes under the guise of responding to the oil and gas price spikes caused on world energy markets by the Russian invasion of the Ukraine.

I Toured “the Best Damn Plant in the Fleet.” Two Years Later It Exploded.

Union of Concerned Scientists

Energy California explosion grid reliability natural gas Power PlantTwo years ago, I went on a tour of the Russell City Energy Center. Two months ago, the power plant exploded.

Future of Natural Gas in a Deeply Decarbonized World

Environmental News Bits

The Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) is conducting a major study titled The Role of Natural Gas in a Decarbonized World to identify options, develop pathways, and inform policy that directly address these tensions. Download the document. This report summarizes the discussions of more than 200 experts from research organizations, think tanks, investment firms, and other disciplines to… Read more → Climate change Energy Publications

DEP Invites Comments On Over 14 Miles Of 16-Inch & 24-Inch Natural Gas Gathering Pipeline Project In Susquehanna County

PA Environment Daily

The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the August 6 PA Bulletin inviting comments on a major natural gas gathering pipeline project by Williams Field Services in Dimock and Jessup Townships, Susquehanna County. (

Low-cost long-duration energy storage at a natural gas pipeline

Environmental News Bits

An energy storage project based on compressed natural gas energy storage (CNGES) technology is being studied at the Abbott Power Plant in Illinois. Read the full story in Power Magazine. This article presents an overview of CNGES technology, assessment of the potential of implementing it at an existing pipeline, and preliminary results obtained from the… Read more → Energy storage Illinois Prairie Research Institute

AG Shapiro: Energy Transfer/Sunoco Convicted Of Criminal Charges Related To Construction Of Mariner East 2 & Revolution Natural Gas/Liquids Pipelines In PA

PA Environment Daily

mile pipeline that starts in Butler County, and is routed through Beaver and Allegheny counties, and connects to a natural gas processing plant in Washington County. Natural gas escaped from the pipeline, causing a devastating explosion.

Washington & Jefferson College Hosts March 30 Webinar On Two Approaches To Reducing Natural Gas Methane Emissions

PA Environment Daily

The Washington & Jefferson College Center for Energy Policy and Management will host a free March 30 webinar on the push to reduce methane emissions in the natural gas industry as part of its Energy Lecture Series. “

Conventional Oil & Natural Gas Drilling: An Industrial Machine Moving Across The PA Countryside Leaving Behind Big Liabilities & Spreading Pollution Everywhere It Goes

PA Environment Daily

You can help DEP’s evaluation too by sending the problems you’ve had with conventional oil and gas drilling operations to DEP’s Oil & Gas Program email: ra-epoilandgas@pa.gov. It did not begin with the unconventional shale gas industry. On July 30, Gov.

Republicans On House Committee Move Bills To Unleash Natural Gas Industry In Pennsylvania, Kill RGGI

PA Environment Daily

On March 28, Republicans on the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee voted to report out bills containing a laundry list of things the natural gas industry has wanted for years and to kill the final regulations reducing carbon pollution from Pennsylvania’s power plants.

Guest Essay: Environmentalists Say 'No' To Nacero Natural Gas To Gasoline Refinery

PA Environment Daily

Nacero’s plan to use what it calls “renewable natural gas” to produce gasoline is the latest of these greenwashing ploys.

The Demise of Natural Gas Combined-Cycle Plant Development

Acoel

commitments to the Paris Agreement calls for an 80% reduction of electric power greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. DOE’s 2021 Annual Energy Review indicates that the phase-out of fossil-based generation would eliminate 6,020 natural gas generating units and 668 coal-based generating units across the nation, with a combined nameplate generating capacity of 790 Gigawatts. The post The Demise of Natural Gas Combined-Cycle Plant Development appeared first on ACOEL

PA Supreme Court: UGI Can Be Held Liable For Taking Natural Gas Rights Around A Tioga County Natural Gas Storage Field To Form A Proposed 3,000 Acre Buffer

PA Environment Daily

On November 29, the PA Supreme Court issued a ruling saying UGI Storage Company could be held liable for taking oil and gas drilling rights in a proposed 2,980-acre protective buffer zone around the 1,216 acre Meeker natural gas storage field in Tioga County.

The U.S. Will Increase Natural Gas Exports to Europe to Replace Russian Fuel

Scientific American

Biden administration officials are also promising to accelerate the build-out of hydrogen and carbon capture. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Environment Climate Change Fossil Fuels

Natural Gas Producer Olympus Energy Earns Premier Environmental Performance Ratings From Project Canary

PA Environment Daily

The Pittsburgh Business Times reported Olympus Energy has 32 operating shale gas wells in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties. Every day, the Olympus team works to produce natural gas in the most efficient and environmentally responsible manner possible.

At The Request Of The Natural Gas Industry, House, Senate Give Final Approval To Bill Prohibiting Communities From Moving To Clean, Cheaper Energy Sources To Address Climate Change

PA Environment Daily

On July 6, at the request of the natural gas industry, the Senate and House passed and sent to the Governor Senate Bill 275 (Yaw-R- Lycoming) which prohibits counties, local governments and authorities from promoting clean, cheaper energy sources to reduce climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions.

Republican Chair Of House Environmental Committee Believes Opponents Of Natural Gas Infrastructure Projects ‘Just Need To Be Ignored And Politically Ran Over’

PA Environment Daily

Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) said opponents of natural gas infrastructure projects “just need to be ignored and politically ran over.” On March 28, the Republican Chair of the House Environmental Committee Rep.

Permitting Natural Gas Pipelines

Vermont Law

In 2017, environmental advocates and some states like New York who have long been concerned with the climate change impacts associated with new liquefied natural gas (LNG) pipelines had reason for optimism. Permitting Natural Gas Pipelines.

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FERC says it will consider greenhouse gas emissions and ‘environmental justice’ impacts in approving new natural gas pipelines

Environmental News Bits

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued new policy statements saying its approval process for natural gas pipelines and liquified natural gas facilities will take greenhouse gas emissions and “environmental justice” impacts into consideration in determining whether the infrastructure projects are in the public interest. Environmental justice Oil and gas industry RegulationRead the full story at Inside Climate News.