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Oil Basin in Texas And New Mexico May Be Leaking Much More Methane Than Previously Thought, Findings Show
Natural gas could be eliminating this, if we’ll just help get it there. This is why new gas pipelines, and LNG are so important.
Why aren’t we shipping this gas to where it can eliminate the horrific pollution of dirty oils, and coal burning at the industries that have been causing ten times more respiration related deaths than Covid 19.
The best way to stop and mitigate the “leakage” is to get the gas to where it can be turned into electricity to replace oil distillates. As this article points out, the gas is being burned, at best, or leaking at 25X the potency. Burning it to make electricity is creating a double or triple emissions benefit.
I don’t know why people can’t get their heads around the reality that, as this is highlighting, making reliable electricity from natural gas results in the most positive environmental impact of all.
Gas generation justifies cleaning the gas and shipping it to electricity generation or industries where it replaces much dirtier fuel.
More than one in 10 flares designed to burn off unused methane in the Permian basin in Texas and New Mexico could be unlit or malfunctioning, venting much more of the potent greenhouse gas into the atmosphere than previously thought, new findings by the non-profit Environmental Defense Fund show.
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One of the flaws in the “renewable energy” narrative is that it only addresses electricity consumption, and electricity is only 19% of the energy the U.S. uses.
I don’t know anyone more interested in eliminating “combustion” from our energy mix than I am.
But, I’ve also been scorched by “renewable energy” evangelists for pointing out that if we used the same thermal energy storage that the CSP does, but heated it with the enormous electricity capability we’re not able to use as electricity, we could take out that industrial combustion use fed by gas, and oil.
Here’s another example of what happens with solar generation, when it’s added to the essential “reliability” generation our economy requires.
If you were to add up the wind generation electricity, and this over generated solar electricity and used it to replace the industrial heat in the first chart, we’d see both pollutions and carbon emissions go down a lot.
If we used EV’s to store the extra electricity, rather than the utility-scale batteries, we’d see a massive drop in urban pollution from transportation fuels.
If we do that aggressively, we will be able to use a lot more solar, a lot more wind, the pollution could get closer to today’s covid 19 level pollution, and the oil price would stay so low that the petroleum industry would wither and die.
But there is hope for the fossil fuel industry because, rather than the dirty petroleum products, we’ll still need natural gas.
And we need to use clean natural gas for both industry, heat and making flexible electricity.
A truth that is “inconvenient” is that about is that natural gas is being burned anyway, to avoid methane pollution that’s 26 times worse than CO2.
If we make electricity with it, to replace dirty oil engines, we end up with the greenest of all options.
My point is that we must get over the notion of trying to power an entire economy from one or two sources of energy.
With the combination of Solar, Wind, Geothermal, Hydroelectric, Pumped Hydroelectric Storage, Battery Storage, Thermal Energy Storage, Natural gas, LNG storage, and Nuclear, we can power the whole global economy, with pollution-free electricity plus support the fourth industrial revolution without burning any dirty fuels.
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Following the same processes and practices as everyone else is proving to be disastrous. We’re killing the only planet we are genetically engineered to live on.
But the “stockholders” have been demanding the continuous growth that mainstream economists seem locked into.
Regenerative capitalism will work, but not fast enough to save us. The advertising budget for the “consumption” economy is 50 times bigger than the outlier regenerative, or donut economy evangelists.
COVID 19 is demonstrating how far we are past the “carrying” capacity.
Will we listen? No.
But I’ll never stop hoping our outlier efforts will become even more contagious than Covid.
The “Pre-Covid” mindset was killing more people every month than the pandemic total has,
It’s time to be brave and realize that there are options the swarm will never know if we don’t start getting louder.
We must discover the mindset we need to reap the biggest rewards.
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Covid 19 to the rescue.
Climate has been debatable. Pollution is not.
Pollution is not coming from power generation in any California city. In California, It’s almost all coming from vehicles, because the industry is using clean natural gas.
Industry, and power generation have Nitrous Oxide and particulate limitations.
Vehicles do not. (Big trucks, have Nox limits. Smaller cars, SUVs, light-duty trucks, no.)
Califonia’s pollution has not come from power generation for a long time. It’s traffic.
Utility industry news and analysis for energy professionals.
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Amsterdam to embrace ‘doughnut’ model to mend post-coronavirus economy | World news | The Guardian
Dutch officials and British economist to use guide to help city thrive in balance with planet.
Source: Amsterdam to embrace ‘doughnut’ model to mend post-coronavirus economy | World news | The Guardian
Why wait till the economy needs to be fixed, when, in undeveloped areas of countries, considered to be “Developing” we can design it right from the beginning?
In Kenya, only 9 million people, out of the 53 million population, qualify as “consumers” and can buy consumer products. 44 million make less than $3 per/day with 75% of those making less than $1 per day and subsisting on what they can grow on their tiny patches of land.
Yet there are more people than the combined populations of the Netherlands, Belgium, and Sweden. And the Natural Capital, along with renewable energy availability, land, and water is adequate to feed the entire population.
The difference has been that Kenya has only experienced the “extractive capitalism” that takes all of the profits that smallholder farmers might earn, and moves those profits up to the middle men who ship the balance of the “profitability” home.
The proposed “Altresco” Regenerative Business system model” is being designed to bring a fair share of the profitability back to the farmers, so they can become “consumers” and start enjoying the quality of life that will exist when all of the Sustainable development goals have been met.
The Regenerative Capitalism model we are designing, along with utilizing carbon free electricty, is allowing us to design all of the Sustainable Development Goals into the local productivity chain.
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This article is 6 years old, and I’m posting it today to show how long the Chinese people have been having to wear masks to survive.
Covid 19 is bringing the first breaths of fresh air these people have had since before this article was published.
The truth is that we can bring back the productivity, and dramatically reduce pollution by getting off the fossil fuel narrative, and fully utilizing hybrid renewable, natural gas, and nuclear electricity.
It’s time to stop talking about “Climate” and start focusing on mitigating today’s pollution. Kill Pollution, and the Climate will get better, faster than the current narrative is doing.
Air pollution now impeding photosynthesis and potentially wreaking havoc on country’s food supply, experts warn
I discovered this while researching just how beneficial the pandemic and the lockdown impacts have been.
The correlations between the levels of pollution at the same places that are attributing the highest death rates during the epidemic are interesting.
The respiratory death rates in the months preceding the virus, were much higher than the virus-related death toll.
Over 100,000 people per month have been dying from “pollution” which is three times higher than the total “81,000” people diagnosed with the virus in China.
Both the pollution, and death rate from it have been dropping since the lockdown, but the pollution death toll drop is slower than the emissions drop.
Reductions in traffic and industry have lowered nitrogen dioxide levels—offering an accidental glimpse into what a low-carbon future might look like.
In China, the death toll from Covid 19 has flattened out. The average over the December to March time period was 55 people per day.
But the death toll from the pollution that will resume is over 3,000 people per day.
That means that pollution is 55 x more deadly than Covid 19.
Imagine if we put as much effort into reducing pollution, as we are investing in stopping Covid 19.
The European Space Agency released a new video this weekend that shows air pollution vanishing over China as the country goes into COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown, then returning as business resumes.
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I’m not sure I agree with this hypothesis, but I sure cannot refute it. This is a solid look at the “Deep State.”
A rapid — and massive — change in the geographies of energy production and consumption is currently underway. In a bid for energy security and new streams of profits, some of the world’s largest…
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This falls in the “best news” ever category. When China uses Natural Gas to replace coal for reliability, the whole planet wins. IN FACT IT’S A TRIPLE WIN FOR PLANET EARTH.
What we don’t hear about is that the natural gas that is a byproduct of oil production, is being burned or vented all over the world and the CO2 impact makes animal flatulence, and forest fire impact look trivial if it were compared.
But, our two trillion/year media masters don’t want to bring up this fact to the people they’ve spent decades convincing the public, that “renewable energy” is the only way to go.
However, if there are the pipeline capacity and a big enough market, the gas that’s being wastefully burned and vented would be processed and shipped.
Making electricity from this natural gas is a triple win for the planet because it not only removes the”worse than CO2″ pollution, it also replaces the need to burn diesel fuel, by replacing those expensive to run polluting generators with zero-pollution electric motors.
Converting the gas to LNG is having a very positive impact, but as America’s export capacity has grown, the existing markets have reached the saturation point and finding new markets for all of this LNG is the most important climate mitigation approach we must focus on.
Yes, LNG is lumped into the nasty “Fossil fuel” category by the 100% renewable advocates, but the real impact is that it effectively removes planetary polution from the status quo whole picture reality.
But thank God for China, and India where gas can replace coal at sufficient volumes to eliminate “flaring.”and replace coal in the process.
China will soon surpass Japan as the world’s largest importer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), quickly becoming the most vital way of trading the world’s go-to fuel.
- Exploring the Link Between Pollution and COVID-19 Mortality | Department of Biostatistics | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
- If you’re serious about stopping “climate change”please read this: All of it.
- The question “Can Technology alone define the future of renewables?” is indicative of how much value is hiding unnoticed.
- An Agenda for Genuine Financial Reform – CAPITAL INSTITUTE
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