PG&E Throws Support Behind California Natural Gas Ban Movement

PG&E Throws Support Behind California Natural Gas Ban Movement

Following a movement to ban natural gas in new buildings that began in California and is spreading nationwide, San Francisco-based Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) said it is in support, if it can be done in a cost effective way to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The California Energy Commission (CEC), which previously ratified…

July 6, 2020

Lower 48 Drilling Boom Seen Driving 30% GHG Emissions Increase by 2025

Planned oil and natural gas projects in the United States made possible by the unconventional oil and natural gas drilling revolution could release up to 227 million tons (mmt) of additional greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution by the end of 2025, representing a 30% rise from the 764 mmt emitted by the industry in 2018, according to the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP).

January 10, 2020

Commissioners Certify Four Natural Gas Pipeline Projects, Continue Emissions Debate

Four natural gas pipeline projects were approved by FERC Thursday, but Commissioners continued their struggle to find common ground on their role in determining each project’s potential effects on greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.

December 20, 2019

Methane-Tracking Spacecraft to Offer Earthly Data on Oil, Gas Emissions

The sky is no limit for a start-up Canadian-based company for which outer space and the Earth’s atmosphere are its focus, tracking methane emissions for companies and governments that want to quantify how they are doing in their efforts to curtail greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

April 11, 2019
U.S. Carbon Emissions Decline 2% as NatGas Use Expands, Says IEA

U.S. Carbon Emissions Decline 2% as NatGas Use Expands, Says IEA

Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, considered the largest source of man-made greenhouse gas emissions, remained flat in 2015 for the second year in a row, in part on the rising use of natural gas, according to an analysis of preliminary data by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

March 16, 2016

BC LNG Project Seeks License Extension as GHG Concerns Raised

A dark environmental forecast is being countered by a move to brighten the commercial outlook for the all Asian-owned bid to launch overseas shipments of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the northern Pacific Coast of British Columbia (BC).

February 19, 2016

Duke Researchers: NatGas Not a Villain, Not Quite a Hero

The environmental virtues of cheap, abundant and clean-burning natural gas from shale plays are offset somewhat by methane emissions that occur during gas production and transport — but not so much as to sound alarms for Duke University researchers who have studied natural gas and climate change issues.

May 16, 2014

Elevated Methane Emissions in Utah Fuel GHG Debate

Concerned groups like the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) are raising new greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions concerns related to the North American natural gas production boom, citing a new paper on methane leakage in Utah’s Uintah Basin released Monday by researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and University of Colorado.

August 6, 2013

NatGas Research May Put CO2 to Work in Industrial Processes

Backed by Germany’s government, three global firms have begun a three-year project that will attempt to make the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) into a useful component of various industrial processes, starting with abundant natural gas supplies as a feedstock.

July 5, 2013

Natural Gas Not Sole Climate Change Solution, Says IEA

The United States last year curbed greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to mid-1990 levels in large part to utilities burning more natural gas, but that reduction will be difficult to duplicate globally, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

June 17, 2013
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