Natural Gas NOW Favorite Picks of the Week

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Natural Gas NOW readers pass along a lot of stuff every week about natural gas, fractivist antics, emissions, renewables, and other news relating to energy.

This week I decided to clean out my e-mail box of great material sent along by Natural Gas NOW readers. It covers a lot of territory and some of it’s not that new anymore but it’s all great stuff highlighting the power of natural gas and the absurdity of fractivism. Check out the links below

Who Really Pays for “Green” Energy?

“Politicians, regulators and sometimes utilities assert that wind and solar are efficient–that they actually are price-competitive with… natural gas. If you know anything about energy, you know this is an absurd claim. If it were true, we could do away with all subsidies for wind and solar, but no “green” energy advocate would dream of allowing that.”

China Invests Big Time in West Virginia and Our Natural Gas!

China Energy Investment Corp. plans to invest $83.7 billion in shale gas development and chemical manufacturing projects in the state over two decades, according to a statement from the state’s Department of Commerce…

These include power generation, chemical manufacturing and underground storage of natural gas liquids derivatives. The size of the proposed investment is larger than the state’s gross domestic product last year of $73.4 billion.

Wind and Solar “Competitive,” But…

The latest Lazard Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis shows a continued decline in US wind and utility-scale photovoltaic solar power costs, relative to conventional resources such as nuclear, coal and some types of gas-fired generation, but…

The report, issued Thursday, includes the following ranges for the cost of these generation types, excluding federal subsidies such as wind power’s production tax credit and solar power’s investment tax credit

Dropping All Pretense, NYPIRG Just Hires Its Fractivists 

From Niagara Falls to Long Island’s North Fork, NYPIRG’s newest hiring push is giving more New Yorkers the opportunity to become environmental advocates.

The New York Public Interest Research Group is hiring paid community outreach workers who call state residents one by one, educating the public on important environmental issues and bringing New Yorkers into the public policy process. This program acknowledges that while many people want to fight for what they believe in, not everyone has the luxury to donate their time for free.

Meanwhile, In Another Part of New York…

Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the leading provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America; the City of New York; and community leaders broke ground on a new, state-of-the-art compressed natural gas (CNG) station in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx that will fuel multiple fleets operating across the city…

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The use of natural gas fuel, produced domestically in North America, reduces greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by up to 21 percent versus diesel and gasoline. Using natural gas is one of the ways New York City can meet its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent the next few decades.

And, Then, There’s This:

In early August, the New York City Housing Authority began installing the first of 300 Generac generators into apartment complexes as part of an effort to thwart future storms…

The generators run on natural gas, which is more reliable in an emergency than diesel. Unlike diesel engines, which require regular refueling, natural gas can be piped directly to the engines.

Don’t you love it?

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