Tagged *Energy In Depth*

Solar Eclipse Causes No Electrical Grid Issues, Thanks to Natural Gas

Solar companies and grid operators across the country spent ample time planning for this week’s solar eclipse, particularly in California and North Carolina, which dominate the country in solar output. Those efforts paid off, as consumers faced no issues, even as solar output was cut in half in California, dropping from 6,000 megawatts (MW) to…

Ohio Inaugurates a New Natural Gas Plant

The Oregon Clean Energy Center (OCEC) opened for business in Ohio on August 21, 2017. Governor John Kasich of Ohio visited OCEC to join the ceremonial ribbon-cutting as the facility came to life, adding 870 megawatts of power to the grid. The combined-cycle natural gas fired plant is officially the most environmentally friendly power plant…

New Study Shows Business is Booming for Skilled Trades, Thanks to Pipelines

The Oil and Gas Industry Labor-Management Committee, led by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and North America’s Building Trades Unions, released a report this week showing the tremendous amount of work the pipeline industry provided to skilled trades unions from 2006 to 2015. Now that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) officially has a quorum…

Coming Solar Eclipse Further Proves that Renewables Need Natural Gas

Anti-fossil fuel activists like 350.org’s Bill McKibben often pretend the United States can run on 100 percent renewable energy without the use of any traditional fuel sources. McKibben recently wrote in Rolling Stone that “the sundown problem is being solved fast, as batteries are able to store the energy from the morning sun and the…

New Study on Fracking and Schools Comes to a Surprising Conclusion

In recent years, we’ve seen no shortage of scary headlines about how shale development is harmful to schools. Anti-drilling groups say development occurs too close, or that air emissions could harm students’ health (curiously, those claims are rarely supported by any data, and the data that do exist actually suggest the opposite). That’s why we…

Utica Shale Counties Show Highest Income Growth in Ohio

Columbus Business First just released tax data showing that Utica Shale producing counties have the highest income growth in Ohio. And guess which county in Ohio has the highest income growth? Monroe County, home of the best natural gas producing wells in the state. The new report highlights similar reports over the past few years…

EIA: U.S. Moves Closer to Becoming Net Exporter of Natural Gas

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released an analysis this week that the United States exported more natural gas than it imported in three of the first five months of 2017. These data show that with the continued increase in domestic natural gas production – thanks to hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling – the United…

Judge Tells Vermont AG to Hand Over Anti-Exxon Gmail Messages

A Vermont Judge recently delivered not one, but two stinging blows to the coalition of Democratic state attorneys general supporting New York AG Eric Schneiderman’s investigation of ExxonMobil. Specifically, the judge ruled against the Vermont AG’s office, which partnered with Schneiderman to organize the “Green 20” coalition meeting with Al Gore on March 29, 2016.”…

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