World Energy Consumption

Greens Scrambling to Demonize the Climate Impacts of Natural Gas

Guest essay by Eric Worrall In the face of the embarrassing failure of European renewables to reduce CO2 emissions, greens appear to be ramping up attacks on the alleged climate impacts of natural gas. America’s liquefied natural gas boom may be on a collision course with climate changeBy Matt Egan, CNN BusinessUpdated 2301 GMT (0701 HKT) July…

Gas Shortages Give New York an Early Taste of the Green New Deal

From The GWPF Date: 2/16/19 The state is dependent on imports even though it sits atop the abundant Marcellus Shale. The combination of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling—sometimes known as the “shale revolution”—has enabled Texas, Pennsylvania and other states to produce record quantities of natural gas, some of which is being frozen, loaded onto giant…

Why Did France Just Save Nord Stream 2?

From Forbes Why Did France Just Save Nord Stream 2? Dave Keating Contributor Energy   What a difference a day makes. Yesterday, things were looking bleak for Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. After months of insisting it didn’t want to get involved in the pipeline dispute, a French foreign ministry spokeswoman suddenly announced…

Oil Pipeline Pumping Station in rural Nebraska

Trump Eyes Action to Limit States’ Powers to Block Pipelines

From Bloomberg Key passages. The Trump administration is considering taking steps to limit the ability of states to block interstate gas pipelines and other energy projects, according to three people familiar with the deliberations The new initiative dovetails with expectations that President Donald Trump would use his State of the Union address to tout efforts…

Planned German coal exit boosts case for Nord Stream 2

From euobserver Anti-coal protest in Germany in June 2018, days ahead of the coal commission’s first meeting. The commission published its report over the weekend (Photo: mw238) By Peter Teffer Brussels, 28. Jan, 09:24 Germany should gradually close down its coal-fired power plants by 2038, an advisory commission has said in its final report, published…