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Natural Gas is the New King of the Hill

Natural Gas is the New King of the Hill

Natural gas is the new king of the hill — the leading fuel used to generate electricity. That’s the findings of the US Energy Information Administration, which also says that coal will dip to 30 percent while renewables will be 15 percent.

American Energy Policy Over Time Favors Renewables. But Natural Gas is the Immediate Winner

When Hillary Clinton commented that coal was losing its position in the American energy portfolio, she was exactly right. It is losing its status as the pinnacle of national energy policy — a fact reinforced by the latest data to come out US Energy Information Administration. Just what is this … Read more »

Slow Progress Towards Low Carbon Society

Slow Progress Towards Low Carbon Society

Despite anticipated increases in renewable power generation in coming years, global progress towards a low-carbon energy system will remain slow, according to an analysis by Frost & Sullivan. According to the report, coal-based generation will decline rapidly in North America and Europe post-2020 and gas-fired power generation is expected to … Read more »

Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Increase in 2013

Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Increase in 2013

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in the US increased from 5,267 million metric tons in 2012 to 5,396 million metric tons in 2013, or 2.5 percent, according to a report released yesterday by the US Energy Information Administration. The 2013 increase was largely the result of colder weather leading to an … Read more »

Study: EU Can Cut Carbon by Nearly Half

Study: EU Can Cut Carbon by Nearly Half

The European Union can achieve carbon reductions of 49 percent by 2030 – far more than the current proposed target of 40 percent – by cutting its dependency on natural gas imports and increasing cost-effective investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency, according to an analysis released yesterday by Ecofys. … Read more »

CO2 Solutions Starts Pilot Unit Construction

CO2 Solutions has started construction on a carbon capture pilot unit in Saskatchewan as part of a collaboration agreement with Husky Energy for the capture of CO2 in the oil industry. CO2 Solutions entered into the agreement with Husky Energy in April to install and operate the pilot unit. The … Read more »

Exporting US Coal to Asia Could Cut Emissions

Exporting US coal to power plants in South Korea could lead to a 21 percent drop in greenhouse gas emissions compared to burning it domestically, according to a Duke University-led study. The superior energy efficiency of South Korea’s newer coal-fired power plants would offset the large amount of emissions produced … Read more »

Coal Company Says EPA Partially to Blame for Layoffs

Alpha Natural Resources, a coal company based in West Virginia, has told 1,100 of its workers to prepare for layoffs because of EPA regulations and weak market conditions, according to The Hill. The company specifically stated that 11 mines across the state were “subject to being idled.” In a statement, … Read more »

NERA Study Predicts High Costs For Proposed Ozone Regulations

A study commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers states that the more stringent ozone standards proposed by the Obama Administration could reduce GDP by $270 billion per year and carry a compliance price tag of $2.2 trillion from 2017 to 2040. The NAM estimates the new standards would be … Read more »

China to Build World’s First CNG Ship

The world’s first compressed natural gas carrier will be built by China to fulfill an order from Pelayaran Bahtera Adhiguna, a subsidiary of Indonesia’s state-owned power company Perusahaan Listrik Negara, according to ABS, the company selected to class the ship. The CNG ship was designed by China’s CIMC Ocean Engineering … Read more »

EPA Approves Propane And Gas Fueled Engine

The EPA has certified Power Solutions International’s 8.8-liter propane and natural gas fueled engine for on-highway applications. The new engine works for a number of on-highway applications, including school and transit buses, recreational vehicles, vocational trucks, tow and utility trucks, garbage trucks and delivery fleets. The 8.8 liter liquid-injected propane … Read more »

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