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Fugitive methane emissions could wipe out any climate benefits of burning natural gas instead of coal

EDF, Chevron Agree Natural Gas Fracking Here to Stay, Part Ways on Fugitive Methane Emissions and Short-Term Impacts of Shale Boom

Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) sat down with Chevron’s Vice President of Policy and Planning Rhonda Zygocki on Monday at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco to discuss, among other things, the recent boom in natural gas hydrofracking (or simply “fracking”). Natural gas as “magic bullet” Zygocki spoke of a “fundamental shift in the energy landscape” over…

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Carbon emissions drop to a 20-year low due to less coal and mild winter

Carbon Emissions in U.S. at 20-Year Low

Carbon emissions from energy generation in the United States dropped to a 20-year low for the first quarter of 2012. According to the most recent figures from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) emissions for the January-March period were 1.134 billion metric tons, down 8 percent for the same period last years. According to the report, several factors were at play…

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Enviro News Wrap: Fox News and Hot Wind; Rising Price of Natural Gas; Heartland Institute’s Intellectual Dishonesty, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Oil prices fell about 8 percent and the media is going nuts. According to MarketWatch it is now clear that Israel will not attack Iran, thus increasing confidence in a future with consistent oil flow, this brings down the price, but only…

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