By 2020, United States Will Become World’s Leading Oil Producer, Says IEA : The Two-Way : NPR

By 2020, United States Will Become World’s Leading Oil Producer, Says IEA : The Two-Way : NPR.

NPR story misleading in that 2/3 of the 600 page report covers energy efficiency, renewable energy, climate change and the negative correlation between fossil fuels and water.

http://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/English.pdf

World Energy Outlook 2012.  Table of Contents:  http://www.iea.org/Textbase/nptoc/weo2012toc.pdf

LNG Export Ruling Heard Around the World | EnergyBiz

LNG Export Ruling Heard Around the World | EnergyBiz.

Joe Heath on Capitol Pressroom

anytime on-line at capitolbureau.org

 

We continue to discuss energy withOnondaga Nation attorney Joseph Heath.  According to today’s NYTIMES, “The glut (in natural gas) puts the United States at the center of the increasingly globalized natural gas market.”  Recently EXXON was  issued an export license for natural gas; and a Qatar government-owned company received a permit to ship US gas to Japan and elsewhere overseas.     What does this mean for the debate over hydrofracking here in New York?

Oct. 24, 2012

 

CLEAN ENERGY UNDER SIEGE Following the Money Trail Behind the Attack on Renewable Energy

SierraClub-CleanEnergyUnderSiege.pdf (application/pdf Object).

CLEAN ENERGY UNDER SIEGE
Following the Money Trail Behind the Attack
on Renewable Energy,  2012

U.S. Has A Natural Gas Problem: Too Much Of It : NPR

U.S. Has A Natural Gas Problem: Too Much Of It : NPR.

Greater focus needed on methane leakage from natural gas infrastructure

Greater focus needed on methane leakage from natural gas infrastructure.   Fulltext

Natural gas is seen by many as the future of American energy: a fuel
that can provide energy independence and reduce greenhouse gas
emissions in the process. However, there has also been confusion about
the climate implications of increased use of natural gas for electric
power and transportation. We propose and illustrate the use of
technology warming potentials as a robust and transparent way to
compare the cumulative radiative forcing created by alternative
technologies fueled by natural gas and oil or coal by using the best
available estimates of greenhouse gas emissions from each fuel cycle
(i.e., production, transportation and use). We find that a shift to
compressed natural gas vehicles from gasoline or diesel vehicles leads
to greater radiative forcing of the climate for 80 or 280 yr,
respectively, before beginning to produce benefits. Compressed natural
gas vehicles could produce climate benefits on all time frames if the
well-to-wheels CH4 leakage were capped at a level 45–70% below current
estimates. By contrast, using natural gas instead of coal for electric
power plants can reduce radiative forcing immediately, and reducing
CH4 losses from the production and transportation of natural gas would
produce even greater benefits. There is a need for the natural gas
industry and science community to help obtain better emissions data
and for increased efforts to reduce methane leakage in order to
minimize the climate footprint of natural gas.

Paul Gallay: Gas Industry Spin Can’t Cover Up Air, Water Problems Caused by Fracking

Paul Gallay: Gas Industry Spin Can’t Cover Up Air, Water Problems Caused by Fracking.

Inching Toward Energy Independence in America – NYTimes.com

Inching Toward Energy Independence in America – NYTimes.com.

FACT CHECK: More US drilling didn’t drop gas prices

FACT CHECK: More US drilling didn’t drop gas prices.

The Big Fracking Bubble: The Scam Behind the Gas Boom | Politics News | Rolling Stone

The Big Fracking Bubble: The Scam Behind the Gas Boom | Politics News | Rolling Stone.