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NOAA, Natl Labs Say 100% Renewables Not Possible by 2050

Anti-frackers like Josh Fox (maker of the propaganda film Gasland) have long relied on a single, flawed research “study” that purported to make the case that the entire country could, if it wanted to, switch over to using 100% renewable energy sources by 2050. The study, titled “100% clean and renewable wind, water, and sunlight…

100% Renewable Energy Plan: Junk Science at Its Best

K.J. Rodgers Crownsville, Maryland   …. ….  A new retort to a 100% renewable energy plan exposes all of the flaws with the assumptions the author made to prevent ill-advised legislation. Politicians, like all actors, thrive to be center stage and maintain their celebrity status on key issues. They’ll disregard the facts with abandon to secure an audience and hype up pretty…

Marcellus/Utica Region Could Support 4 More Crackers, but Will It?

In March of this year, the Team Pennsylvania Foundation released a report called “Prospects to Enhance Pennsylvania’s Opportunities in Petrochemical Manufacturing” (see PA Study Finds Marcellus/Utica Can Support 4 More Ethane Crackers). The report is derived from a comprehensive study conducted by powerhouse oil & gas consulting firm IHS Markit. According to the report, Pennsylvania…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Thu, Jun 22, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Appalachian NGL storage study nearing completion; Appalachian Basin takes center stage at Pittsburgh conference; Six well permits issued in Ohio’s Utica Shale; Fracking money has repaired bridges and saved farmland in Lancaster County; Sabal Trail adding pipeline…

Anti-Fracking Activists Indoctrinating Kids in U.S. Schools

An ongoing effort by a prominent anti-fracking group to weave the narrative that oil and gas industry energy education programs are being used to push pro-industry propaganda got some media traction last week. This struck us as more than a bit ironic, considering that the media (not surprisingly) has largely ignored numerous examples of anti-fracking…

DRBC Power Grab Challenged at 3rd Circuit

Tom Shepstone Natural Gas NOW … …  A DRBC power grab, encouraged by radical fractivists and enabled by cowardly leadership, is challenged with a compelling appeal made to the 3rd Circuit. The Delaware River Basin Commission has made a bid for control over every aspect of life in the watershed. This DRBC power grab is not…

Jacobson Renewables Plan Implausible, Invalid and Inadequate

Tom Shepstone Natural Gas NOW … …  Mark Jacobson, fractivist oracle and author of bizarre plan to power New York and rest of US with renewables only, gets trashed in new scientific evaluation. Back in January, 2016, I wrote a post about fractivist Mark Jacobson, the author of a wacky plan to power New York…

Two Controversial Methane Rules Stalled In Less Than 24 Hours

In a span of less than 24 hours, the Trump administration this week announced it intends to not only delay the EPA’s methane rule targeting new and modified oil and gas infrastructure for two years, but also indefinitely postpone compliance with key parts of the equally controversial Bureau of Land Management (BLM) methane rule. The…

BP: U.S. Will Dominate Global LNG Markets, Natural Gas Production by 2035

BP released its latest Energy Outlook this week, reaffirming its earlier forecast that the U.S. will be energy self-sufficient by 2023 while continuing to lead the world in natural gas production. From the report: “We project that the US becomes energy self-sufficient in 2023 and maintains its position as the world’s largest liquids and natural…

Annapolis Landfill Solar Farm, Do Renewables Have Place?

K.J. Rodgers Crownsville, Maryland   …. ….  Annapolis is moving forward with a solar farm on a closed landfill. Solar has baggage compared to natural gas, but this may be a more practical approach. Adaptive reuse projects are a hot trend at the moment. Everyone with a Pinterest account is scouting out and driving up the…

WV Sens. Capito & Manchin Introduce 2 More Ethane Storage Hub Bills

In May, both West Virginia U.S. Senators, Shelley Moore Capito (Republican) and Joe Manchin (Democrat), along with Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, introduced and co-sponsored a bill to study if and how an ethane storage hub can be constructed in the Marcellus/Utica region (see WV/OH Senators Intro Bill to Study Appalachian Ethane Storage Hub). Apparently the…

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