November 20, 2017

Divesting from Fossil Fuels

A Conversation with Bill McKibben and NYC Students
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7:00PM, The Great Hall, Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street

“Climate change is the great moral issue since apartheid, and we need the same kind of tools to bring it to people’s attention.” – Desmond Tutu

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Methane Leaks Erode Green Credentials of Natural Gas

Losses of up to 9% show need for broader data on US gas industry’s environmental impact.
By Jeff Tollefson, Nature, Jan. 2, 2013

Scientists are once again reporting alarmingly high methane emissions from an oil and gas field, underscoring questions about the environmental benefits of the boom in natural-gas production … Continue reading

NYS AG Schneiderman Prepares Methane Suit Against EPA

Schneiderman’s coalition charges that the EPA violated the Clean Air Act when it failed to address methane emissions in the August 2012 regulations.
By Casey Seiler, Capital Confidential, Dec. 11, 2012

CLICK HERE to read the letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has let the … Continue reading

Fracking good for the climate? What a load of hot air

Natural gas cheerleaders must wake up to the inconvenient environmental truth
By Robert Howarth, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, Nov. 29, 2012

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting From The Petroleum And Natural Gas Industry

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY CLIMATE CHANGE DIVISION WASHINGTON DC

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations cited in this technical support document (TSD) contain legally-binding requirements. In several chapters this TSD offers illustrative examples for complying with the minimum requirements indicated by the regulations. This is done to provide information that … Continue reading

Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions: From Shale Gas Compared to Coal

David H. Hughes

An Analysis of Two Conflicting Studies

Two studies with conflicting conclusions have recently been produced on full-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shale gas production, one from scientists at Cornell University and another from a scientist at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). The Cornell study, published … Continue reading

Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Analysis of Natural Gas Extraction & Delivery in the United States

Timothy J. Skone, P.E.

Office of Strategic Energy Analysis and Planning
National Energy Technology Laboratory

Read Full Report Here

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Studies Say Natural Gas Has Its Own Environmental Problems

By TOM ZELLER Jr., New York Times

Even as natural gas production in the United States increases and Washington gives it a warm embrace as a crucial component of America’s energy future, two coming studies try to poke holes in the clean-and-green reputation of natural gas. They suggest that the … Continue reading

Methane and the greenhouse-gas footprint of natural gas from shale formations

Robert W. Howarth · Renee Santoro · Anthony Ingraffea

We evaluate the greenhouse gas footprint of natural gas obtained by high volume hydraulic fracturing from shale formations, focusing on methane emissions. Natural gas is composed largely of methane, and 3.6% to 7.9% of the methane from shale-gas production escapes to … Continue reading

Climate Benefits of Natural Gas May Be Overstated

by Abrahm Lustgarten ProPublica

The United States is poised to bet its energy future on natural gas as a clean, plentiful fuel that can supplant coal and oil. But new research by the Environmental Protection Agency2014and a growing understanding of the pollution associated with the full 201Clife cycle201D of gas … Continue reading